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Golfing for a cause

October 10, 2018

Developmental Therapy Center has been providing therapy services to children with special needs in the Tri-State area for more than 60 years.

HUNTINGTON — Developmental Therapy Center Inc. (DTC), located at 803 7th Ave., Huntington could possibly be the Tri-State’s biggest reason for development success.

DTC is a nonprofit therapy center that provides access to occupational, physical, speech-language therapy, and special instruction services to children and adults in the Tri-State community, who have disabilities, regardless of their financial situation. They have been working at this task since 1951, and they don’t a desire to stop anytime soon.

The mission of Developmental Therapy Center (DTC) is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults in our community who have disabilities regardless of age, income, or geographic location.

They accomplish their mission by providing access to occupational, physical, speech-language therapy, and special instruction services so patients can maximize their daily living skills and, ultimately, reach their fullest potential.

This endeavor combined with a commitment to help everyone is exactly why DTC has launched their Building Home Campaign for Growth.

A campaign where they hope to raise one million dollars to eliminate their building mortgage, make improvements and renovations to their clinic, and purchase state-of-the-art therapy equipment.

The Campaign’s slogan is Many Hands, Many Minds, One Goal which every patient’s story illustrates. DTC connects patients, staff, sponsors, and the Tri-State community together to impact lives every day, making DTC much more than a clinic, but a home.

Building Home not only embodies their ambitions at DTC, but also helps them remember their past.

In the summer of 2014, a fire ravaged their facility, destroying office space, supplies, and, most importantly, their therapeutic equipment. Nevertheless, they refused to let this setback stop them from providing quality therapy services to the Tri-State’s disabled children and adults.

That following fall, they purchased what used to be known as the Ronk Building located at 803 7th Ave., Huntington.

They knew this was a leap of faith, but they also knew they would be able to make it work.

DTC’s Executive Director, Leslie Comer-Porter, said, “Our Building Home Campaign for Growth is a celebration of all DTC has gone through and where we are still dreaming to be. We believe in leading by example and want our ambition to inspire our patients and the Tri-State community as a whole, but

we cannot do that without the support of the wonderful community we strive to serve.”

It’s because of this reason, DTC has teamed up with Shield Roofing & Construction, LLC, and GAF to hold their first-ever “Par-Tee for Kids” Golf Scramble at Creekside Golf Course in Lavalette, West Virginia, on Oct. 12.

This event will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun-start at 1 p.m. Free drinks will be provided for all golfers, and a complimentary dinner will follow the golf scramble.

Prizes and gift bags will be presented throughout the entire day.

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