St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its 22nd Annual Morning Glory Brunch from 11am- 3pm.
The brunch will be hosted at the organization’s main campus, located at 2119 E. Madison Ave in El Cajon. Morning Glory Brunch will feature a fun afternoon of tastings, live music, shopping, and opportunity drawings around SMSC’s campus and Sophie’s Organic Garden. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy bites and sips from over 20 local restaurants, wineries, and breweries. There will also be a boutique shopping experience and Arts Alive by Jasmine Creek Florist, which will feature floral arrangements paired with and inspired by SMSC student art.
Guests will also experience SMSC’s signature Frog Race. The annual Frog Race will send up to 600 “frogs” down the Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool, giving guests the chance to win $3,500 in cash prizes. Guests can participate in this fundraiser by purchasing plastic frogs to enter the race. Prices for race entry are $50 for a single frog, $100 for three frogs, $150 for a family of five frogs, $275 for a group of ten frogs, and $400 for an army of 15 frogs.
Proceeds from this event go toward funding SMSC’s garden and aquatics program. Sophie’s Organic Garden is a two-acre garden that provides training for approximately 60 students to learn propagation methods, plant seeds, and nurture growth. The gardens feature a full citrus orchard, vegetable and flower gardens, ornamental trees, and herbs. SMSC’s Aquatics center hosts Triton’s Swim Team, where members from the ages of 8-75 compete in a variety of local swim meets.
Tickets for the 22nd Annual Morning Glory Brunch are $100 per individual or $250 for a couple’s package which includes two tickets and three frogs entered in the Frog Race.