Paul’s Pals is now part of True Friends

After 25 years together of successfully helping the disability community, we are excited to announce Paul’s Pals is becoming part of the True Friends organization.

Paul’s Pals was founded in 1996 in honor of Paul Adelman, who with humor and persistence lived above disabilities stemming from three brain surgeries over seven years. When Paul died shortly after his 12th birthday, his parents, Floyd and Andrea, channeled memorial gifts to an adaptive playground like the one he had loved. The next year, family friends stepped forward to organize a golf tournament that continued to fund deserving accessibility projects.

Over the years, Paul’s Pals has supported True Friends’ special projects with grants totaling more than $250,000. These projects include the installation of a wheelchair accessible high-ropes challenge course and zip-line, the creation of sport courts at each location, and the purchase of accessible bikes for participants.

To honor Paul in perpetuity, a fund has been created in his memory called “Paul’s Projects Fund” which we will continue to raise money each year for True Friends’ special projects.

If you would like information about Paul’s Projects Fund, please contact our Development team at or 952.852.0128.