Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Trivia Night Raises over $2,500 for Parenting Center

Trivia Night winners-Flash Point group

The Pervasive Parenting Center hosted the third annual Trivia Night Saturday at Carl Albert State College in Poteau and raised over $2,500.

More than 150 attended the event, which had a Super Heroes theme. Fifteen teams competed.

Funds raised will go to the Pervasive Parenting Center and will be used to help families in the area living with disabilities. In the past the center has donated more than $1,000 to local special education departments in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Latimer, and Haskell Counties. The center also helped with autism training for more than 1,000 local teachers, professional, and parents.

They center hosted Sensitive Santa in three counties as well as Sibshops for siblings of children with disabilities. Members worked with state-wide resources to hold trainings and conferences in the area related to developmental disabilities.

“The outpouring from the community is overwhelming,” said Kodey Toney, director of the non-profit organization. “The number of teams almost doubled, and the funds raised more than doubled. With these funds we will continue to give back to the communities and help bring in resources so that we can assist families in eastern Oklahoma struggling with the issues involved with having a disability.”

Winner of the Team Costume Contest was the Resistance, a team made up primarily of students from Panama Schools.

Second Place in the trivia competition was the Dewey Medical Plaza team. First place in trivia went to Flash Point, a team led by Carl Albert State College President Jay Falkner.

The Individual Costume winner was Nick Gutierrez of Panama.

“We want to thank all the sponsors, contestants, volunteers, and board members for helping make this event a success,” said Toney.

For more information on the Pervasive Parenting Center visit www.pervasiveparentingcenter.org.



Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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