Source: St. Madeleine Sophie's Center
March 5, 2019 (El Cajon) - St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities, will hold its 18th Morning Glory Brunch on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The brunch will be hosted at SMSC’s Garden and Aquatics Center, located at 2119 E. Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019.
The Morning Glory Brunch will feature an afternoon of bites, beverage tastings, live music, the signature Frog Race with $3,500 in cash prizes and more. This year, Chris Hinman will serve as the event’s Honorary Chair, The Alexander & Eva Nemeth Foundation, Inc. will be the Honoree, and Steve Hamann will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Food and beverage vendors during the event will include Bekker’s Catering, Bivouac Ciderworks, Curiosity Catering, Granite Lion Cellars, Hacienda Casa Blanca, Coffee Ambassador, San Pasqual Winery, Jackie’s Jams, Lolita’s Mexican Food, Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant, Jamul Brewing Company, Amore Cheesecake, Cupid’s Catering, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more. Boutique vendors include Satori Designs, Be Boutique, Designs by Eileen, Sophie’s Garden, Sophie’s Gallery, Unchained Ideas and Purses and Accessories by Dianna Thomas.
The spirited event will feature a live cooking demonstration by Executive Chef Josef Felts of Green Dragon Tavern and Museum as well as musical entertainment from Jason Weber and The Heroes. Guests can also enjoy SMSC’s signature Frog Race during the event and participate by purchasing plastic frogs to enter in the race. Prices for race entry are $50 for a single frog, $100 for three frogs and $150 for a family of five frogs, with a $2,000 prize for 1stPlace, $1,000 for 2nd Place and $500 for 3rd Place.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures.
Sycuan Resort & Casino will serve as the Garden Sponsor for the event. Community Sponsors for the event include Peter & Mary Ellen Ferrantelli, Lundy Insurance Services Inc., The Mansour Group and Redfearn & Associates.
Ticket prices for the Morning Glory Brunch are: $60 per person for general admission, or $200 for the couple’s package which includes two general admissions and a family of 5 frogs. Guests ages six and under are free. To learn more or to purchase tickets, please visit .
About St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization in El Cajon, CA, educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Founded in 1966 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Center first focused on pre-school children with developmental disabilities. When public schools began to assume that role in the early 1970s, SMSC shifted its focus to adults with developmental disabilities. Today, SMSC provides work training and social experiences that encourage students to become well-rounded, contributing members of the greater community. The Center also strives to educate the community about the realities of developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. It employs over 120 staff members and is served by more than 150 dedicated volunteers. A fleet of some 45 paratransit vans and buses transports students between home, campus, and work sites, five days a week. For more information, visit .