SAN ANTONIO – Morgan’s Wonderland is looking to add five new names to its Wall of Fame and is currently taking nominations for its 2021 class of heroes, according to a recent press release.
The deadline to submit is Monday, Sept. 13.
Morgan’s Wonderland said it will select the five individuals from around the world as those who have distinguished themselves for doing great things for people with special needs.
“Each year, we shine the spotlight on five heroes who’ve gone above and beyond to befriend the special-needs community,” said Ron Morander, chief executive officer of Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, which coordinates planning, fundraising and communication for Morgan’s Wonderland theme park and related ventures designed with the special-needs community in mind. “These extraordinary individuals clearly exhibit qualities such as caring, determination, sacrifice and, above all, inclusion.”
A committee from Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, along with special advisors, will review the nominations. Those interested can submit a name and no more than two typewritten pages of information by clicking here.
The names of the five honorees chosen will be placed on the Wall of Fame located in the heart of the 25-acre theme park for thousands of guests to see.
“Though we recognize that an individual might be a true inspiration or a hero to his or her family members, we’re looking for honorees that have had a dramatic and extraordinary impact on many lives,” Morander said. “For example, it might be a student who, regardless of a disability, perseveres at school and inspires other students; a military member injured in the line of duty who embraces life despite physical disabilities and serves as an incredible role model for others; a dedicated employee with special needs who has earned the admiration of a supervisor and peers for a job exceedingly well done; or someone who works directly on behalf of the special-needs community to provide valuable services or other forms of assistance.”
The five selected honorees will be recognized at the 12th annual gala – Celebrating a World of Inclusion – on Friday, Nov. 12.