SAN ANTONIO – Sponsorships are now available for three festive events that will herald the grand opening this fall of the $40 million Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland, or The MAC, whose mission it is to provide a wide range of assistance – medical, therapeutic and community services – for children and adults with special needs.
Knowledge gained by world-renowned Morgan’s Wonderland through countless interactions with those with special needs spurred creation of The MAC, said CEO Allan Castro. Located at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Drive and Wurzbach Parkway and within walking distance of the Ultra-Accessible™, fully-inclusive theme park, The MAC will bring together 30 partner organizations under one roof in a newly-constructed, three-story, 165,000-square-foot structure. Its innovative, “one-stop-shop” MAC Care Model™ will enable individuals to get the life-improving help they need in one location and prevent having to crisscross the community.
To launch this unique venture, three special events have been planned, said Becky Thomas, who is chairing the opening celebration. They are:
- The Visionary Dinner Reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at The MAC, 5210 Thousand Oaks;
- The 13th annual “A New Day! An Inclusive Way!” gala at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center; and
- The MAC Grand Opening Celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in The MAC parking lot.
Sponsorship information for the three celebrations can be found at https://InclusionStartsHere.com/celebrate/ or by calling (210) 495-5888.
“A wide range of sponsorship opportunities is available for companies, organizations, foundations and individuals who want to support our Mission of Inclusion,” Thomas said. “Since the opening of Morgan’s Wonderland more than a decade ago, we’ve worked diligently to help the special-needs community, bringing together those with and without special needs for interaction and a better understanding of one another.”
All proceeds from The MAC festivities will benefit Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, the nonprofit, umbrella organization that coordinates planning, fundraising and communications among the Morgan’s Wonderland “family” of ventures designed with those with special needs in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment. These include world-renowned Morgan’s Wonderland, award-winning Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports complex and new Morgan’s Wonderland Camp, which offers a summer-camp-type experience year-round. For more information about Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, visit www.InclusionStartsHere.com.
When The MAC becomes operational, specially-educated Navigators will guide clients, or MAC Members, to the providers that can help them and track progress, Castro said. This method of providing services in a coordinated manner will establish a new standard of care, not only in San Antonio but across the nation as well as internationally. More information about The MAC can be found at www.MorgansWonderlandMAC.com.
Ultra-Accessible™ refers to removing both physical and economic barriers that confront children and adults with special needs. This means that those with and without special needs can come together in a fully-inclusive environment for fun and a better understanding of one another.