WHO: Special guest speaker Jessica Rafuse of Seattle, senior program manager for Microsoft Accessibility; Infinite Flow wheelchair-dance ensemble of Los Angeles; five honorees who’ve excelled in befriending people with special needs; Morgan Hartman, namesake of Morgan’s Wonderland; Gordon Hartman, Morgan’s Wonderland creator and CEO of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, and wife Maggie; and more than 500 fans of Morgan’s Wonderland.
WHAT: 10th annual Free to Soar Gala benefiting non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals of all ages in mind and built everyone’s enjoyment, and ultra-accessible™ Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive in Northeast San Antonio, a half-mile west of IH 35 at the Wurzbach Parkway-Thousand Oaks Drive intersection.
WHY: To raise funds so those with special needs can continue to be admitted free of charge at Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island.
ETC.: Among the evening’s highlights will be a 26th birthday celebration for Morgan Hartman. Also to be recognized are five champions of the special-needs community whose names will be permanently placed on the theme park’s Wall of Fame. Entertainment will include a dance performance by Infinite Flow, featuring an able-bodied dancer and a wheelchair dancer; and vocal selections by the Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Fusion Show Choir, comprised of singers with and without special needs.
A dance workshop by Infinite Flow that’s free and open to the public will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center. (The clinic does not include free admission to Morgan’s Wonderland.)
Morgan’s Wonderland, Morgan’s Inspiration Island and other initiatives to help the special-needs community were created through the vision and leadership of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. Visit www.GordonHartman.com or www.MorgansWonderland.com for more information, or call (210) 495-5888.
CONTACT: Bob McCullough – (210) 495-5888 or bmccullough@MorgansWonderland.com.