We are Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.
The NFL Alumni Golf Classic tournament’s goal is to raise financial support for Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative and the NFL Alumni Charity, Caring for Kids as they serve children and their families in both local communities and worldwide.
Thanks to the support of chapter qualifying events and our event partners, the NFL Alumni has been able to support organizations in and around our community like Morgan's Inclusion Initiative.
A Movement of Inclusion
“What if we could create social entities of inclusion?”
A mother and father’s love for their daughter started it all. The mission? To improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages and all abilities through initiatives that produce fully-inclusive, Ultra-Accessible™ experiences. Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative helps bring together people of all abilities to understand each other better, build friendships and a better world.
Founded by the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, and more than a nonprofit organization; it’s a movement of inclusion overseeing five fully inclusive, Ultra-Accessible™ facilities, including Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first, and largest, fully inclusive theme park. April 2015, Mayor Ivy Taylor proclaimed San Antonio, Inclusion City, USA. The mission started with a place for fun and has become so much more!
The Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative maintains a belief that everyone deserves the right to enjoy and experience life, regardless of cognitive or physical abilities.
On April 10, 2010, Morgan’s Wonderland became the world’s first and largest theme park designed with individuals with special needs in mind.
In 2017, the Ultra-Accessible™ theme park opened it’s expansion, Morgan’s Inspiration Island, featured on the 2018 “World’s Greatest Places” list by TIME Magazine.
WHAT WILL SPONSORSHIPS CONTRIBUTE TO INCLUSION?
Located on 3.5 acres, Morgan’s Wonderland $35 million-dollar park is the world’s first, and largest, Ultra Accessible™, ultra-inclusive theme park. On site you’ll find a Splash Pad with warm water (for guests with cold water sensitivities / those who cannot regulate their body temperature), complimentary covers for ventilators, O2 Tanks, and tracheas, and one-of-a-kind PneuMobility™ waterproof wheelchairs, offering guests who use electric power chairs a chance to play in the water!
The top diagnoses of guests with special needs include Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hearing/Sight impairments and general cognitive delays.
Funding from the generous sponsors of the 2023 Luxury Home Magazine & NFL Alumni Golf Classic will assist with Morgan’s Inclusive Initiative’s annual $2.4M fundraising goal to fund existing and future programs.
The generosity of our event sponsors will also directly impact the funding needed to create powerful and inclusive music videos. This initiative will focus on music videos by special needs individuals for special needs individuals so they can “see themselves, portrayed by themselves.”
Music, Fine Arts and InclusionMedia have been active parts of the Morgan’s Inclusive Initiative experience with Starlight Amphitheater, Music Garden, Sensory Village™ and Flutterby Theater to name just a few! Morgan’s Wonderland & Inspiration Island has welcomed over 2 million guests since 2010. In 2022, out of the expected 160,000 visitors, 29,000 are with special needs who entered at no cost.
Events like the 2023 Luxury Home Magazine & NFL Alumni Golf Classic allow Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative to continue the important work they do!
• Disability or Special Need: A person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.*
• Inclusion of People With Disabilities: Inclusion means that all people, regardless of their abilities, disabilities, or health care needs, have the right to be respected and appreciated as valuable members of their communities.**
• Access, Accessible, Accessibility: A person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. ***
• Over 1 billion people are estimated to experience disability, 61 million in the US. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population.† The number of children with disabilities globally is estimated at almost 240 million.◊
• Persons with disabilities are more likely to experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes such as less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates through lack of employment and education opportunities, lower wages, and increased cost of living with a disability. ‡
• A significant number of caregivers of children with special needs reduce their work hours or leave jobs altogether costing their families an average of $18,000 per year in lost earnings. †††
• One in every 26 American families reported raising children with a disability with one out of 9 children under the age of 18 in the US today§, or 15%, of all public school students receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).††
Children with disabilities are 49% more likely to have never attended school; 51% more likely to feel unhappy; 41% more likely to feel discriminated against; 32% more likely to experience severe corporal punishment. ◊
SOURCES: *ADA, **Institute for Community Inclusion, ***DoE, †WHO, ††National Center for Education Statistics, ‡The World Bank, §US Census Bureau Report, ◊UNICEF, †††Pediatrics
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