A MESSAGE FROM MORGAN'S DAD
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT / CEO
WHERE WONDERS NEVER CEASE
KEEPING UP WITH CAMP
MOVEMENT AT THE MAC
SERVING UP SPORTS AND GAMES
INCLUSIVE SOFTBALL PROGRAM
MORGAN'S INSPIRATION ISLAND OPENS MAY 7TH
OUR IMPACT IN 2021 FOLLOW US
A Message From Morgan's Dad
It was so nice to open our doors at Morgan's Wonderland and see so many smiling faces during Spring Break! Our week-long celebration featured an exciting lineup of entertainment that included an interactive drum circle in our Music Garden, comedy magic with The Astonishing Mr. Pitts, our popular acrobaticdog show and more!
Our Eggstra Special Easter Festival on Saturday, April 16th was a great success! In addition to all of our Ultra-Accessible™ rides and attractions, guests enjoyed an array of Easter festivities including a Foam Party in our Amphitheater, a Chick N' Click photo booth featuring photos with live bunnies and chicks, an Eggventure Easter egg scavenger hunt, face painting, strolling entertainment, a resource fair, and more. We thank all of our amazing guests for celebrating with us and sharing their pictures! See you at next year's Easter Festival!
Next Up: The Opening of Morgan's Inspiration Island
We are so excited to bring our popular programs back to Morgan's Wonderland this year! Join us the first Saturday of every month for Club Morgan, a group-based program for members to create social, recreational, and inclusive opportunities for individuals of al abilities. Learn more HERE HERE.. Coffee & Conversation is a wonderful opportunity to meet local parents for quality time on The Wharf. Enjoy early admission, complimentary coffee, catch-andrelease fishing, and interactive activities for the whole family! Hosted the first and third Friday of the month from 9:00 am - 9:45 am. Learn more HERE HERE.. Memory Matters, a program sponsored by WellMed, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, Alzheimer's Association, and Morgan's Wonderland takes place select Fridays at the park. The purpose of this program is to engage individuals with ADRD (Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias) in stress management activities. Learn more HERE HERE.. The above sponsors also help us put on MemorAbility, a program for family members and caregivers of individuals with special needs who may also be dealing with Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias. Hosted select Fridays. Learn more HERE HERE..
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Bring On Summer! At Morgan’s Wonderland Camp, we are getting ready to kick off our second summer, and we are beyond excited! This summer will be jam-packed with 5 returning Partner Camps and 5 brand new Partner Camps! We are so happy that we are able to welcome back some campers from last year and are eagerly awaiting all of the new campers that will be able to experience the magic of Camp! To view our Partner Camps, please visit the Partner Page of our website at MorgansWonderlandCamp.com
Additionally, we will be hosting our own Morgan's Wonderland Camp Family Weekend Camp at the end of the summer. Registration for Morgan's Wonderland Camp Family Weekend Camp will be available sometime in July, so make sure to sign up for our Camp Newsletter to get all of the updates!
We Are Hiring! Looking for a seasonal job? We've got it! Looking for something full-time? We've got it! Morgan's Wonderland Camp is in full swing and looking for stellar folks to join in the fun. We have a variety of positions and so many different ways to make an impact. Check out our hiring page at MorgansWonderlandCamp.com/JoinTheTeam
Welcome To The Team We have hired 16 Navigators, 1 Community and Volunteer Engagement Manager, and 1 Practice Without Pressure Manager. The team began preparing on April 4th for The MAC to open later this summer. Meet our team on the next page!
Practice Without Pressure Practice Without Pressure is a philosophy and model of care that brings together the individual with disabilities, their caregiver, and the clinician/professional who serves them, to eliminate restraint and greatly reduce sedation in their medical, dental and personal care (MDPC), and to help them receive MDPC with dignity and respect. The MAC is proud to partner with Practice Without Pressure to bring this model to our community to improve the quality of life to our friends with special needs.
Meet Our Mascot, Happy The MACerpillar! Happy is the younger brother of Joy, the butterfly mascot for Morgan's Wonderland. Happy loves to learn about science, math, and social studies. He is so excited about his journey of inclusion and to follow in his sister's footsteps!
Meet Our Team Chief Executive Officer: Allan Castro Chief Operating Officer: Jana Grohman Navigation Director: Crystal Calvillo Navigation Managers: Victoria Villafaña | Heather Long Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager: Claudia Mercado Smith Practice Specialist Director: Tina Galindo Executive Administrative Coordinator: Crystal Torres MWQ Navigator: Brittaney Grohman Level 1 Navigators: Margaret Armendariz | Francine Flores | Lucia Garcia | Roy Lopez | Mary Reed Level 2 Navigators: Michelle Elble | Linda Guevara | Barbara Harr | Lesley Lancon Dawn Lopez | Allison Medrano | Laura Salas | Carlos Torres Intake Navigators: Elisa Luna | Sandra Montoya
S ervi n g U p Morgan’s Wonderland Sports hosted this year’s Texas Regional Games, and what a success. Hundreds of athletes from across the region took part in the two-day, multisport competition welcoming both novice and competitive athletes with physical and visual disabilities. Sports included Boccia, archery, para powerlifting, shooting, swimming, tennis, and track & field. Morgan’s Wonderland Sports is proud to be part of an activity that promotes excellence in athletics for people with disabilities across the region. To find out more about Morgan’s Wonderland Sports, click HERE HERE..
Join us at Morgan's Wonderland Sports for our inaugural Pepinillos y Sombreros Fiesta - a social event celebrating all things pickle! We will have pickle vendors, pickle taste tests... it's a pickle party! This is a fun event for the whole family with just a $5 entry fee. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE HERE..
INCLUSIVE SOFTBALL Summer Program April - May 2022 Be a part of our new Inclusive Sports Program at Morgan's Wonderland Sports! All individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities are invited to take part. The program is FREE and for athletes of all ages and skill levels.
8-week program Every Monday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
JOIN STRAPS TODAY! For individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
13 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS Functional Fitness Boccia Goalball Pickleball Power Soccer
Track & Field Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Football Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Soccer
Wheelchair Softball MORGANSWONDERLANDSPORTS.COM/STRAPS
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A giant THANK YOU to everyone who supported our mission of inclusion in 2021! Morgan's Inclusion Initiative has made a difference in countless lives because of YOUR generosity. Each of our Ultra-Accessible™, fully-inclusive entities depends on our donors to provide places for people of all abilities to play, splash, camp, and sport together. See how YOUR support has had a tremendous impact on our mission of inclusion.
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While we are proud of all we accomplished in 2021, there is much more to do in 2022! Your dollars genuinely do make a difference. We hope you will continue to support our efforts to spark cultural change and create opportunities for people of all abilities to enjoy together.
Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative is successful because of generous donors like you! When you make a donation to any of our entities, you are supporting our collective mission of inclusion. Your donation will go towards funding programs and operations of all Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative entities. As a reminder, all donations are tax-deductible.
By becoming a Morgan’s Advocate, you commit to a monthly donation of any amount, to living an inclusive lifestyle, and helping share and promote our mission of inclusion. In return, you get a Morgan’s Advocate Pin to show your pride and support, exclusive events and offers, priority updates to what’s happening, and access to a Facebook group of Morgan’s Advocates.
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