The Endowment Association helps to sponsor many activities and events. It is
important for our clients to be a part of the community. These are some special
community events and activities as well as other special in-house events that
our clients participate in.
Gary J. Daniels Sunbelt Rodeo
A two day event that offers the thrills of rodeo competition to individuals with
developmental disabilities. Participants are divided into four divisions based on riding
skills and compete in goat tying, horsemanship, trail course, flag racing, pole
bending, barrel racing, keyhole, and mechanical bull riding.
A year-round program of sports training and athletic competition in a variety of
Olympic type sports for individuals with mental retardation. The program
provides opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage,
experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships.
For more information concerning Special Olympics Kansas Southeast check out
LCC and PHS
Both Labette Community College and Parsons High School provide complimentary
tickets to sporting events, plays and productions.
The local Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary Clubs provide tickets to their annual
pancake, chili and bean feeds.
Twice a year the clients are invited to Toby's carnival for an afternoon of free
rides and refreshments.
Many field trips are scheduled and some of the favorites include trips to the
Kansas City Chiefs and Royals games, Worlds of Fun, Silver Dollar City, Kansas
City river boats, Pro Bass Shop in Springfield, Church camps, vacations to
different destinations and much more.
Parents' Day Open House
Parents, guardians, and friends are invited to visit the campus and learn more
about programs and training, as well as tour cottages, vocational sites and
The purpose of this organization is maintain a fund to pay for projects,
entertainment, and equipment that benefits the individuals at PSH&TC.
The board is a group who advise the administration on matters pertaining to
programs and community relations that represent the parents and clients of
persons served by the facility.
A program sponsored by KKOW Radio station
in Pittsburg that provides Christmas gifts for our clients. The program has
operated for over 25 years.
Stipends are available to students who are required to complete a work study
program. Inquiries should be made to the Chief Psychologist.
Tours of the campus and observations of training programs are provided upon
request. To schedule a campus visit contact the
Director of Volunteer Services
at 620-421-6550 extension 1726.
University of Kansas Partnership
PSH&TC has been a partner with the University of Kansas (KU) since the mid
1950's when the first federal research grant was awarded to PSH&TC and KU. The
two agencies are known internationally for the pioneering work done on the
communication, learning and behavior problems of individuals with severe
The mission of the volunteer program is to provide an opportunity for
individuals at the center to experience the relationship of friends, participate
in community programs, and supplement ongoing hospital programs while at the
same time allow the local community an opportunity to learn, accept and
contribute to the lives of individuals with mental retardation.
For information on how to become a volunteer, contact the
Director of Volunteer Services at 620-421-6550 extension 1726.