San Diego Down Syndrome.Org Announces Generous Donation of 328 LEGOLAND Tickets

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$33,000 dollars worth of LEGOLAND tickets given away to 328 children and families with intellectual disabilities in San Diego. Many of these children will be so excited to see LEGOLAND for the very first time.

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San Diego Down Syndrome .org Announces Generous Donation of 328 LEGOLAND Tickets
By: Annie Kolatkar, Press Relations
July 14th, 2014

San Diego Down (SDDS) has recently received 328 free tickets ($33,784.00 value) from LEGOLAND California Resort via Merlin’s Magic Wand (charity funded by Merlin Entertainment Group) to distribute to our members with intellectual disabilities. Members of SDDS will be at LEGOLAND, Carlsbad, CA the morning of July 19th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. for a group photo and a day of fun at the resort.

SDDS is pleased to announce our Second Annual LEGOLAND trip on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 which came about through significant collaboration with Merlin’s Magic Wand. SDDS is now able to offer this free, memorable and magical special event for families within our community. We wish to thank Merlin’s Magic Wand, Merlin Entertainment Group, and LEGOLAND California resort for their continued support.

Families with children with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities who wish to connect with us can find us on Facebook under the name San Diego Down Syndrome, and on the internet at

Non-profit Information:

SDDS opened in 2011 to educate the community about individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities such as autism, to spread greater acceptance and to advocate for the realization and enhancement of the full spectrum of human and civil rights for persons with Down syndrome. SDDS strives to educate and inspire parents of children with intellectual disabilities about what is possible so they can hold a vision for their child’s unique growth path.

About LEGOLAND California Resort and Merlin’s Magic Wand Charity:

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a charity funded by Merlin Entertainment Group which owns LEGOLAND California Resort. This charity facilitated the large donation of tickets from LEGOLAND to SDDS. Merlin’s Magic Wand believes in putting the magic back into the childhoods of seriously ill, disabled, and disadvantaged children. They make this happen by arranging great days out at Merlin Entertainments Group attractions such as LEGOLAND.

LEGOLAND California Resort is a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youngsters ages 2 - 12. With over 60 family rides, "hands-on" attractions, and shows, LEGOLAND California provides education, adventure, and fun in this first park of its kind in the USA. Merlin Entertainments Group is the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, with 99 attractions and eight hotels/holiday villages in 22 countries across 4 continents.

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John L. Leslie, Founder a 501 (C)(3) Non Profit
12038 Woodside Ave., Ste. A, Lakeside, CA 92040 Tel 619-708-5636 Fax 619-858-2321
Email: jleslie(at)sandiegodownsyndrome(dot)org

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