- April 13, 2020
-- "This is the 15th year we have held this community event to benefit The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project's Quality-of-life support programs for individuals with disabilities,"
said Kristen Malfara, Founder and Executive Director for the organization. "We are so pleased to be able to give back in our community by assisting these families with special needs at Morgan's Place, and all proceeds from this event will be used for our multi-sensory enrichment programs."About The Turtle Splash
The idea is quite simple. People EVERYWHERE will have the opportunity to "adopt" our cute little plastic numbered turtles for a small $5 donation. In exciting news, the organization has announced that a generous donor has stepped up to help this year! The self-described 'Turtle Fairy' will adopt FREE bonus turtles for each of the first 200 people that adopt turtles. Then on May 2, 2020 at high noon, thousands of numbered plastic turtles will race their way to the finish line in a pool instead of the river like in previous years. "In this unprecedented era of social distancing, this virtual event will go on by being broadcast LIVE on Facebook from my backyard pool", said Sharon Jeavons, Race Director for the event. "Like most charities in our community, being closed for business is causing a financial hardship for our small organization, and this event will go a long way towards helping us get back to business as usual."
The adoptive "parents" of the winning turtles win valuable prizes, including our Grand Prize 7-day cruise for 2 on Holland America valued at over $5,000 - with no expiration date! Up for grabs are 10 valuable prizes, including SouthWest Airlines tickets, Disney World tickets, and much more. The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project raises awareness and money to help those with disabilities, our sponsors gain community exposure, supporters win great prizes and everyone has FUN in the process!
Turtle adoptions available online, and you don't need to be present to win! For more information, a list of prizes, and to adopt turtles online please visit www.turtlesplash.org
.About The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project
Named for our founder's son, Morgan, our acronym stands for Making Opportunities Reality Granting Assistance Nationwide. Our mission is to provide the tools for a therapeutic and fun experience to those with physical and developmental needs. Since 2001, The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project has provided support and services to parents with physically disabled children all across the nation, regardless of their underlying disease or disorder, and currently operates Morgan's Place - our unique multi-sensory activity center located in Melbourne and created just for individuals with physical, cognitive and sensory challenges.