-- 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
UP COMING EVENTS
Setting the Pace at Whitten Center
Start: Saturday, September 6, 2014
AT: Whitten Center 28373 Hwy 76E
Registration Closing Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Setting the Pace at Whitten Center is held on paved roads with little to no automobile traffic. The 5K is fairly fast, while the 10K offers a couple of challenging hills. The course winds through wooded areas and the 10K passes through the old farm area of the center. The event is very family friendly and is safe for younger children because of lack of traffic. The event is enhanced by participation of the special people who call Whtten Center home. There will be people along the course to cheer you on and offer you support as you support them by being here. Awards for winners and age group winners will be hand made by people with special needs. They are the best trophies because they are crafted from the heart.
Event schedule and times
Race day registration/packet pick up begins at 7:00am and closes at 8:00am. The Kids' Fun Run will begin at 8:00am. The 5k and 10k will start at 8:30am. Awards will be presented as soon as results are available.
The course will be marked with paint on the roads and directional arrow signs. There will be volunteers at each corner to ensure that you stay on course. There will one water station on the 5K and two on the 10K.
Whitten Center Parents' Club
Whitten Center Parent's Club **** POKER RUN
please register at Whitten center by 9 am