April 7, 2017
WHO: Gordon Hartman, founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation; 50 outstanding caregivers, family members and friends.
WHAT: First annual Excellence in Caregiving Awards banquet, sponsored by The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, which since 2005 has dedicated its efforts to helping people with special needs. In addition to saluting exemplary caregivers, the banquet will help mark the seventh anniversary of the opening of Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed with special-needs individuals of all ages in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017.
WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).
WHY: To honor compassionate, truly dedicated caregivers who give so much to those who can’t fully take care of themselves.
ETC.: “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,” says Gordon Hartman. “We intend to shine the spotlight on these unsung heroes and do our utmost to convey our sincere admiration.” A panel of judges selected the honorees from nominators such as an agency 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.
Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds and gardens. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.