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When you donate to the Morgan’s Wonderland Family, you help provide much-needed spaces and programs that offer support and fun to everyone. Whether you make a general donation or donate directly to a specific program, you turn the power of ME into the power of WE.

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More than Just a Theme Park

A place for people of all abilities to play

Morgan’s Wonderland theme park started our journey of inclusion. It is the world’s first theme park designed for people of all ages and all abilities. The park offers free admission to all guests with special needs. There is truly something for everyone, from a wheelchair-accessible Ferris wheel to catch-and-release fishing.

The park’s mission of inclusion is a never-ending journey, and every bit of support helps. When you visit, volunteer, or donate, your efforts are helping us provide spaces of inclusion to everyone. 

 

"Thank you for giving my girl wings of joy..."

-Morgan Grubola Vonberg

More Than Just a Splash Park

A place for people of all abilities to splash

Morgan’s Inspiration Island is a revolutionary splash park that is built accessibility-first. This tropical island paradise has colorful splash pads, waterproof wheelchairs, warm water activities, and more to accommodate all kinds of visitors and their needs. Much like our theme park, Inspiration Island is the first of its kind where inclusion is built into everything.

There will always be more fun to add and to have! We’d love and appreciate any support you can give. 

 

 

"My grandson doesn't speak, his expression says it all."

- Ann Clifton

More Than Just A Camp

Designed for people of all abilities

Morgan’s Wonderland Camp is an Ultra-Accessible™,        fully-inclusive camp built for everyone to enjoy. This program puts inclusion of people with physical and developmental disabilities first, giving them an opportunity to enjoy summer-camp-type activities in every way. Every cabin, activity, and facility is built so every camper can have the full experience. Our camp program offers a      one-of-a-kind experience to those with disabilities as well as those without.

We would love to add more activities and facilities to our campsite and need your help to do it!

"Everything is new and built with different abilities in mind."

- James Nichols

More Than Just A Sports Facility

Where people of all abilities can play ball

Our 3-acre Ultra-Accessible™ complex offers 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. Our three main programs include STRAPS, a Paralympic-style sports program for both adults and children with physical disabilities, Open Play, which allows any and all to use our facility, and the upcoming Inclusive Sports program for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

You can help expand both the facilities and programs when you donate or volunteer.

 

 

"It's life-changing experience..."

- Cory, STRAPS Athlete

More Than Just a Health Facility

A one-stop-shop to meet all needs of individuals with disabilities

All too often, individuals with special needs get fragmented, uncoordinated health care and social services spread all over the community. The MAC at Morgan’s Wonderland™ will provide medical and non-medical services for individuals with special needs of all ages under one roof. These services will be integrated, coordinated, and provided through an innovative care model we are calling The MAC at Morgan’s Wonderland Care Model™.

While we are currently working towards launching this  one-of-a-kind healthcare environment, we need help from the community! When you donate towards The MAC you can help ensure the well-being of individuals with disabilities.

 

"...it is a spirit and intent to honor people with disabilities and the families that care for them"

- Cara L. Magrane, MBA

Adam Caskey

Adam's enthusiasm for the weather dates back to an early age, when he developed a natural curiosity for the inner workings of the atmosphere with a distinct interest in storms.

As he grew older, Adam’s interest in the weather blossomed, so he followed his passion all the way to the University of North Dakota where he learned from some of the best in the industry and earned a degree in Atmospheric Science.

From Fargo, North Dakota to the nation's capital to here in San Antonio, Adam has experienced and covered all sorts of severe weather conditions with temperatures ranging from 40 degrees below zero to scorchers well over 100 degrees.

While in Washington D.C., Adam earned the coveted "Certified Broadcast

Meteorologist” designation by the American Meteorological Association, and in 2017, The Washington Post deemed him one of the country’s coolest Meteorologists. When he’s not busy forecasting enthusiastically for KSAT-12, Adam can be found refining his hobby of making homemade thermometers from scratch. Adam takes pride in crafting and calibrating each and every accurate thermometer for his very popular “Thermometer Thursday” segment where he gives them away to loyal viewers and donates them to local charities.

A native Minnesotan who enjoys the outdoors and loves to fish, Adam now calls San Antonio home where he resides with his wife, Pam and their three kids who all love their frequent visits to Morgan’s Wonderland.

Joe Mantegna

Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of Joe’s film and television highlights are; House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack, his Emmy nominated role of Pipi Delana in “The Last Don,” and the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons. For two seasons Joe stared with Mary Steenburgen and Amber Tamblyn in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Joan of Arcadia, winner of the 2004 People Choice Award for best new drama as well as picking up three Emmy nominations. In 2008 Joe reprised his Emmy nominated role of Lou Manahan opposite Debra Messing in USA Network series The Starter Wife. Joe has also lent his voice to the Disney/Pixar film, CARS2 and continues his 26-year run as Fat Tony on The Simpsons. In April of 2011 Joe received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Joe lends much of his free time to several philanthropic endeavors. In May of 2012 Joe was appointed the National Spokesperson for The U.S. Army Museum, to lead the fundraising campaign to build the long-planned National Museum of the United States Army. He’s also an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity that focuses on the needs of our most severely wounded veterans, as well as hosting the National Memorial Day Concert since 2006. His passions also include various autism related charities as well as being a long-time supporter of the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children.

In 2014 Joe received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the community and craft of acting. Joe wrapped up his role as FBI Special Agent David Rossi in the fifteenth and final season of the Hit CBS Drama Criminal Minds in 2019.

Never one to slow down, Joe’s latest endeavor is an Amazon Prime Original series entitled “Forget Normal,” a touching look at the struggles of adults with autism. It was released in January of 2022 to rave reviews.

Joe resides in Los Angeles with his wife of over 40 years Arlene, and their two daughters Mia and Gia.

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor is the weather chief for KENS 5 in San Antonio, Texas.

He grew up in northern New Jersey and first moved south when he was 19. For most of his life, he thought "down south" was Virginia. Then, he found out about southwest Louisiana and the Cajun life. Between crawfish boils and Mardi Gras, he squeezed in a degree in journalism from McNeese State University in Lake Charles.

Bill began his television career there, too, at NBC affiliate KPLC. Upon landing the weekend weather chair, he enrolled in the meteorology program at Mississippi State University. Then, it was on to Dixie and the state of Alabama. Following a four-year study of the skies over Montgomery, where he worked for WSFA-TV, he applied for a weekend weather position at KENS 5.

"I've been privileged to serve the viewers of South Texas since 1996. The most important thing I do is keep people ahead of severe, life-threatening weather situations. But that's only at 5400 Fredericksburg Road. THE MOST important thing I do is serve three girls as a dad," Bill says. "I enjoy EVERY SECOND I'm blessed to spend with Carissa, Kendall and Peyton. And, when we can, my beautiful wife Jamie and I really enjoy a round of golf and a good wine."

Allan Castro

Allan Castro, serves as Chief Executive Officer at The Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland. Allan has been leading the planning and development of The Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland since inception in 2018. Allan is a healthcare industry executive with 20 years of experience building, managing and growing health care centers, programs, products and teams that deliver results and provide value. Allan has worked at hospital systems, outpatient health centers, non-profit organizations and a national hospital association. This broad experience has allowed Allan to develop a wide-ranging health care and non-profit industry knowledge allowing him to assist healthcare and social services entities improve clinical and operational performance. Allan possess strong strategic, coalition-building, operational, analytical and interpersonal communication skills.

Gordon Hartman

Native San Antonian Gordon Hartman sold his highly successful homebuilding business in 2005 to pursue his and wife Maggie’s dream of helping children and adults with special needs. He then built Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first and only Ultra-Accessible™, fully-inclusive theme park and the home of Special Olympics Texas’ Summer Games. Gordon followed award-winning Morgan’s Wonderland with other ventures that now comprise Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, an umbrella organization that strategically coordinates among all Morgan’s Wonderland-associated endeavors. These include Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports complex, new Morgan’s Wonderland Camp and the Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland, or The MAC. Gordon’s inspiration for all that he’s accomplished is his 28-year-old daughter Morgan, who’s dealt with physical and cognitive special needs since birth. He continues to firmly believe, “Together, we ARE making a difference!”

Leslie Mouton

Leslie Mouton, a two-time Emmy-award-winning former TV news anchor and public speaker, is Director of Marketing and Social Media for 501 c(3) nonprofit Morgan's Inclusion Initiative.

A native of Lafayette, La., Mouton graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and started her journalism career in 1988 in Alexandria, La. After spending 21 years anchoring for KSAT 12, San Antonio's ABC-TV affiliate, she retired from broadcast journalism in June 2020 and joined Morgan's Inclusion Initiative in January 2021.

Mouton gained national attention after going public with her breast cancer battle in October 2000. At the age of 35, Mouton discovered a lump in her breast during a self-exam and learned it was a very aggressive form of breast cancer. She anchored a newscast without her wig to bring awareness and encourage other people battling breast cancer. At a time when cancer was still considered taboo, her actions gained the attention of ABC's "Good Morning America," "Weekend Today," and "Oprah." Newspapers worldwide and television programs "Inside Edition" and "Primetime" featured stories about her battle.

Mouton has received numerous awards, including The Congressional Action for Cancer Awareness Award and the Macy's Heart and Soul Award. She was named one of the Texas Jaycees' "Ten Most Outstanding Young Texans," and she was honored with official citations from both the City of San Antonio and Bexar County for her work in raising awareness about breast cancer.

Mouton is married to retired Air Force pilot Tony "Maddog" Mattox, and they have one daughter, Nicole Danielle Mattox.