-- Whitten Center Parents' Club
The Whitten Center Parents' Club (WCPC) was established in 1953 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity . This supportive and active group of parents, relatives and volunteers works very hard to ensure that the excellent quality care provided by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is maintained. Through WCPC's efforts, we help to monitor programs, protect human rights and raise money to provide many extras that enhance the lives of the residents who live and work at Whitten Center.
Whitten Center was founded by B. O. Whitten, M.D. in 1920. It is a state run, residential treatment facility for approximately 240 people with developmental disabilities and special needs. A full compliment of continuous services are provided. Among these services are:
* Comprehensive Medical Care * Communication Services
* Visually Impaired Services * Program Services
* Education Services * Pastoral Services
* Habilitation Services * Leisure Services
* Vocational Services * Volunteer Services
* Assistive Technology
UPCOMING EVENTS**** THINK WARMER WEATHER AND SPRING!!
April 1---- Glenn Bledsoe Memorial Golf Tournament – Country Club of Newberry- Parents, family members & friends needed to help with registration and other duties starting at 10:00 am. Meal will be served at 4:30 pm. click here for more information
Whitten Center Parents' Club
Planning begins for Glenn Bledsoe Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Whitten Center
The late Glenn Bledsoe dedicated his career to the service of people with developmental disabilities, and on April 1, area golfers will have the chance to continue his legacy of assistance and service to benefit Whitten Center.
The 6th Annual Glenn Bledsoe Memorial Golf Tournament will be staged at the Country Club of Newberry - noon shotgun start - hosted by the Whitten Center Parents’ Club, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities living at Whitten Center in Clinton.
“Not only did Glenn work to bring joy to their lives, but he sought to promote awareness in the community of those he served,” said Dan Boozer, Whitten Center’s volunteers coordinator.
Boozer said 100 percent of the proceeds from this tournament benefit Whitten Center.
“Since 2004, Glenn had organized and promoted The Friends of Whitten Center Golf Tournament to raise funds for the Parents’ Club. Glenn lost his life in a tragic accident in December, 2009,” Boozer said.
“Knowing that he would have wanted the tournament to continue, a group made up of members of the Parents’ Club, the Friends of Whitten Center, Glenn’s close friends and family put together the first Glenn Bledsoe Memorial Golf Tournament in March 2010.”
Boozer said individuals can assist with the event as competitors or sponsors. “Continued support from players and sponsors for this annual event continue to benefit the special people that Glenn so loved,” he said.
Registration is limited, on a first-come first-serve basis, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Boozer at 864-938-3407, 864-684-1760 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
Rain date is April 15. This is Captain’s Choice, bring your own team, with a per-player fee of $60 and per-team fee of $240. Registration is limited to the first 25 teams, and prizes will be awarded to the top two teams. Contests include longest drive, closest to the pin and most accurate drive, and mulligans can be purchased. No debit or credit cards can be accepted.
Prize give-away tickets will be available for purchase with prizes including golf packages, restaurant meals and hotel accommodations.
The hole-in-one sponsor is Stokes-Trainor of Newberry. Sponsorships are available at the presenting, associate, patron, towel, beverage, hole and tee box levels.
Contact Boozer for a registration form, and mail that form and a check payable to Whitten Center Parents’ Club to:
304 Dixon St.
Clinton, SC 29325.
Whitten Center is proud to announce that Joanne Davis has been selected as Employee of the for calendar year 2014.
Joanne has been employed at the facility for 28 years as a direct care worker. Her caring nature and outstanding work ethic make her an invaluable member of the team. Joanne will represent Whitten Center at the Department Disabilities and Special Needs commission meeting in April, where the SCDDSN Employee of the Year will be selected from candidates from facilities around the state.
Pictured are Mary Gilliam, Residential Services Administrator; Joanne Davis, Whitten Center Employee of the Year; Marty Wilbanks, QIDP Residential Living Unit 205; and Wes Leonard, Facility Administrator.