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20% of funds for developmentally disabled adults will be cut under the Governor’s budget


March 24, 2011 – Cash prizes totaling $10,000 will be given away to three winners in the 6th annual St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Frog Race, which will be held April 16 during the Morning Glory Jazz Brunch at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center.


Early bird discounts end April 1st—and the organization, which helps developmentally disabled adults, is in urgent need of help.


“The Governor’s 2011-2012 budget proposes a staggering $750 million reduction from the Department of Developmental Services,” the nonprofit organization’s website states. “This means 20% of all services to people with developmental disabilities could disappear and the Lanterman Act will be effectively dismantled.”


The event on April 16 features a gourmet brunch, live jazz music, original flower designs, artwork, garden tours and the much-heralded annual frog race.

Tickets for the Morning Glory Brunch cost $50/person before April 1st and $60/person after. Or opt for a $200 VIP pass which includes one entry, two frogs, and a VIP gift. The event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,with 100% of proceeds benefitting St. Madeleine Sophie Center in El Cajon. The organization also runs Sophie's Gallery in El Cajon, featuring artwork, jewelry and handicrafts made by developmentally disabled adults. 

Frog race “opportunity drawing” entries cost $100 for one frog, $150 for two frogs, $250 for three frogs, and $300 for four frogs. Prizes are $7,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place. You can also adopt a frog in someone else’s name. Special rates are available or tables of 8.

So hop to it before April 1st to benefit this worthy cause. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Karen Amoroso at 619-442-5129 ext. 117 or visit

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