Football and Service Dogs—It’s the Perfect Pairing

Jul 24, 2017 11:35 AM ET

Fine Wine and Service Dogs—It’s the Perfect Pairing

Join Susquehanna Service Dogs, NFL Hall of Fame players, and other former Penn State Football greats for A Perfect Pairing: UNRIVALED at Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards from 4-8 p.m. on August 5.

Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards will be featuring “Independence Unleashed,” a red wine specially labeled for Susquehanna Service Dogs. A portion of all sales of these specially labeled bottles will be donated to SSD.

A Perfect Pairing: UNRIVALED includes appetizers, food trucks, live music by Cool D and the Rhythm Bag, a raffle, and a silent auction with one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia such as a Penn State football signed by the 1986 championship team and Joe Paterno, a signed photo of Hall of Famer Jack Ham and Joe Paterno, and a program from Penn State’s 1,000th game, among other great items.

Hall of Fame players and former Penn State Football players will be available throughout the evening for autographs and photo opportunities. Susquehanna Service Dogs’ Under the Sea puppies will also be available for photos and puppy hugs.

Tickets cost $20 per person or $35 per couple and includes a sample of “Independence Unleashed” and an SSD magnet. The first 300 people to purchase tickets will also receive an SSD wine glass.

A Perfect Pairing: UNRIVALED benefits Susquehanna Service Dogs through the Jamie S. Wise Memorial Scholarship. Established by Tom Wise in honor of his late wife and her love of teaching, the scholarship supports an apprentice dog trainer position at SSD.

More details about the event are available at

Since 1993, Susquehanna Service Dogs has been training service dogs to support children and adults with disabilities to live more independently. While promoting maximum independence, SSD’s service dogs, facility dogs, and companion dogs make it possible for their human partners to pursue everyday lives, including meaningful employment, education, and community life.

A fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International, Susquehanna Service Dogs is a nonprofit program of Keystone Human Services.

A copy of the official registration and financial information for Keystone Human Services and Keystone Partnership may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.