SAN ANTONIO – The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation’s two major awards programs –Wall of Fame and Excellence in Caregiving – will come together in the new Hearts of Gold Awards dinner on Saturday evening, Nov. 5, at the Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center, 5223 David Edwards Drive.
More than 300 guests are expected for the uplifting event that will see the presentation of two types of awards. Five innovators who’ve befriended the special-needs community will have their names permanently enshrined on the Wall of Fame in the heart of unique, Ultra-Accessible™, fully-inclusive Morgan’s Wonderland theme park, and 25 Excellence in Caregiving Award winners will be recognized for their stellar performance in helping those who can’t fully care for themselves.
Wall of Fame and Excellence in Caregiving nominations will be accepted online at www.MorgansWonderland.com/Hearts-of-Gold-Awards/ from June 1 through 5 p.m. July 15, 2022.
“Since 2005, the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation has dedicated its efforts to helping the special-needs community,” said Jaime Johnson, event chair for the combined Hearts of Gold awards festivities. “Along the way, the Foundation and Morgan’s Wonderland have come in contact with countless caregivers who’ve gone above and beyond in assisting children and adults with special needs. Our founder, Gordon Hartman, believes these unsung heroes who quietly, diligently and unselfishly go about their caregiving deserve special recognition.”
Hearts of Gold table sponsorship reservations are available now, while individual tickets can be obtained beginning Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com/Hearts-of-Gold-Awards/, or call (210) 495-5888.
Dinner proceeds will benefit Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, the nonprofit umbrella organization that coordinates fundraising, planning and communications among the Morgan’s Wonderland “family” including Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports complex, Morgan’s Wonderland Camp and the Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland, or The MAC. To learn more, visit www.InclusionStartsHere.com.
“There are so many compassionate individuals who deserve to be in the spotlight for providing exemplary care to those with physical and cognitive special needs,” Johnson said. “The mission of Hearts of Gold is to commend these heroes and do our best to convey sincere appreciation for their dedication and sacrifice.”
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.