Inclusive nonprofit invites community to participate in Super Sports Saturday
The theme at Morgan’s Wonderland this year is “More Fun in ‘21,″ and it’s not just at the park. Morgan’s Wonderland Sports (MWS) is offering Super Sports Saturday this coming weekend from 9 a.m. to noon, in collaboration with Camp Xtreme and Texas Regional Para Sport, which will feature ultimate Frisbee, football and softball. Located next door to Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports is a 3-acre, $4-million ultra-accessible sports complex, offering fitness and fun for athletes of all ages and all abilities. Designed with maximum flexibility, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports can be configured to meet the needs of various programs at any given time. This inclusive nonprofit could use your helpMorgan’s Wonderland reopens after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19Its laser-poured concrete ensures accessibility standards, while custom tinting will minimize heat during the summer months.
Interested in volunteering? This inclusive nonprofit could use your help
Morgan’s Wonderland is now open for the 2021 season, and needs support from the community by recruiting volunteers to tackle multiple projects and help the group regain its momentum. “Currently, we’re seeking Morgan’sWonderland volunteers, but in the future, there will be opportunities at Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports complex and soon-to-open Morgan’s Wonderland Camp,” said Brooke Kearney, Chief Mission Officer for the Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation. “We look forward to a fun and joyful year where we can make memories together and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said a representative for Morgan’s Wonderland. Safety precautionsTo limit person-to-person interaction and to assist with park capacity, Morgan’s Wonderland is requiring tickets to be purchased online prior to your visit. AdGuests who fail to respect safety guidelines will be asked to leave and consider returning when these measures are no longer in place.
Morgan’s Wonderland celebrates a decade of difference with this virtual gala Friday
So while the park is closed for now, that doesn’t mean you can’t lend a hand. Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation, a new nonprofit, will coordinate fundraising and planning among all Morgan’s Wonderland-associated projects for years to come, including The MAC (Multi-Assistance Center), the group said. [RELATED: ‘Captain Inclusion’ promotes superpowers of kindness and acceptance for kids at home]The closure of the nonprofit parks will have a dramatic economic impact – a loss estimated at more than $1.3 million, according to Morgan’s Wonderland. Click here for more details on how you can support this mission of inclusion, or simply text MWCHEERS to 797979 to donate today. During the virtual gala through Sunday, if you enter the promo code MWCHEERS in the Favor app, you can get free service from the delivery company.
Nonprofit provides free Memory Matters Meet-ups for Alzheimers disease patients, caregivers
SAN ANTONIO Morgans Wonderland, the worlds first fully inclusive, ultra-accessible nonprofit theme park is closed due to the pandemic, but that doesnt mean you cant stay connected to the park. To help the community feel included at home, Morgans Wonderland hosts a free program -- Memory Matters Meet-up -- twice a month for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease-related dementias and their caregivers. Individuals with Alzheimers disease-related dementias engage in socialization activities online, as well as presentations and information provided for caregivers, said Morgans Wonderland edutainment director Nikki Young. We want to provide that support service.Caregivers and those who are dealing with Alzheimers disease-related dementias will engage in a series of educational sessions presented by the Alzheimers Association. Technology has actually brought more people together for this program.In addition to Zoom meetups, all ages and all abilities can enjoy entertaining and educational videos about inclusion and friendship through the Morgans Wonderland YouTube channel.
Captain Inclusion promotes superpowers of kindness and acceptance for kids at home
Although closed for the remainder of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, Morgans Wonderland remains focused on sharing its mission of inclusion. Morgans Wonderland is a fully inclusive and ultra-accessible theme park for individuals of all ages and abilities. To help spread cheer and positivity during this unprecedented time, Captain Inclusion (aka David Pitts) and Joy the butterfly are ambassadors of goodwill at the park. SA Live kicks off new series, Inclusion Tuesday with Morgans Wonderland to help connect with children at homeMorgans (Wonderland) emphasizes superpowers like kindness, friendship, acceptance and, of course, my personal favorite, inclusion -- thats why they call me Captain Inclusion, Pitts said. Everybody is included at Morgans Wonderland.With the park closed, the group has pivoted to offer more virtual activations, conversations and events.
How to send joy to those you love
SAN ANTONIO A local nonprofit amusement park may be closed for the rest of the year due to COVID-19, but that doesnt mean it cant deliver joy. Morgans Wonderland is bringing the happy to the front doors of people in San Antonio who need a lift during this pandemic through the Delivering Joy program. Delivering Joy is one of our new programs and we are really excited about it, Kearney said. One of our favorite things is when people come to the park is the joy we see in our guests faces, and one of the biggest things is when they get to meet Joy, our butterfly mascot, we wanted to bring Joy to you.To nominate someone for a Joy the Butterfly visit, click here. Each Delivering Joy visit will be unique to the level of joy needed by each individual, said Nikki Young, the parks director of entertainment.
SA Live kicks off new series, Inclusion Tuesday with Morgans Wonderland to help connect with children at home
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. SAN ANTONIO Morgans Wonderland made the difficult but necessary decision during the pandemic to close the park for the rest of the 2020 season. Gordon Hartman, founder of Morgans Wonderland and Morgans dad, and his team have been brainstorming ways to go beyond wonderland and still help everyone at home while staying safe together. Morgans Wonderland has been a nonprofit, accessible theme park in San Antonio for guests of all ages and abilities throughout the past 25 years -- and it became the worlds first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyones enjoyment. In each Inclusion Tuesday feature on SA Live, Hartman, a friend of Morgans Wonderland, will discuss some fun ways kids can stay connected with the park during the pandemic.