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Feb. 3, 2017

 SAN ANTONIO – Nominations will be received until midnight Monday, Feb. 28, for the first annual Excellence in Caregiving Awards sponsored by The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, which since 2005 has dedicated its efforts to helping people with special needs.

“We believe recognition for compassionate, truly dedicated caregivers who give so much to those who can’t fully take care of themselves is long overdue,” said Gordon Hartman, Foundation CEO.  “We intend to shine the spotlight on these unsung heroes and do our utmost to convey our sincere admiration.”

Winners will be honored at a dinner set for Saturday, April 8, at the Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center, 5223 David Edwards Drive.  In addition to recognizing exemplary caregivers, the banquet will help mark the seventh anniversary of the opening of Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals of all ages in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment.

“Since the grand opening of Morgan’s Wonderland, we’ve met countless incredible people who go well beyond the call of duty in assisting individuals with physical and cognitive challenges,” Hartman said.  “Each Excellence in Caregiving winner will be thanked with a delicious sit-down dinner for himself or herself and a guest, plus a personalized Excellence in Caregiving Award.”

Any outstanding caregiver in the Greater San Antonio area is eligible to be nominated.  Nominators can include an agency or organization that employs caregivers, a client of a caregiver (such as a special-needs individual or family) or a parent or guardian of a person with special needs.

Nominations of not more than 200 words should be forwarded to either The Foundation’s website ( or the Morgan’s Wonderland website ( by Feb. 28.  A panel of judges chosen by The Foundation will review submissions and select the winners.     

A limited number of dinner tickets priced at $20 per person will be available for award winners’ family members and friends on a first-come, first-served basis.  To reserve tickets, call Morgan’s Wonderland at (210) 495-5888.

For more information about the Excellence in Caregiving Awards, contact The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation at (210) 493-2811.

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