Gala & Luau

Don't miss our 9th Annual Free to Soar Gala & Luau!
It's a celebration of inclusion!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:00pm 

Join us for the largest fundraiser of the year benefiting Morgan's Wonderland, The Academy & The Bridge at Morgan's Wonderland.


EVENT UPDATE: Due to the phenomenal response of our incredible supporters, GALA TABLES ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! 

Please hurry and reserve your table for the Luau by the Lake as those tables are selling quickly! 

The Luau by the Lake is a new addition to this year’s event allowing us to accommodate more guests and showcase tropically-themed, ultra-accessible™ Morgan’s Inspiration Island. You will enjoy amazing Hawaiian cuisine, signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres right in the middle of this beautiful, new splash park. The two locations will be linked by giant LED screens with program components taking place in both areas so emcees, speakers and audiences can interact. It promises to be an incredibly entertaining night that you won’t want to miss!

If you have any questions about this year’s Free to Soar Gala & Luau, please contact Becky Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 210-493-2811.



Thank you to our Gala sponsors, Luau sponsors, and the following participants: 

Honorary Luau Chairperson: Susan Naylor 

Gala Emcee: Bill Taylor, KENS 5 Meteorologist

Luau Emcee: Adam Caskey, KSAT 12 Meteorologist

Keynote Speaker: Michael Kutcher

Live Auction presented by Tom “T-Bone” Bounds, Auctioneer Extraordinaire 

Stay for the After Party complete with Authentic Hawaiian Hula & Fire Dancers

Live in Concert: Ruben V in the Starlight Amphitheater


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