Rotaract Long Beach will host the 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest– a free, two-day community festival featuring amateur and professional sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and charity fundraising– on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 at Granada Beach. Proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Long Beach Library Foundation. The theme of this year’s event is “Sculpting Literacy in Your Community.”
More than 10,000 people attended the contest last year, raising more than $4,000 in prior years for Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach and LINC Housing, according to Rotaract Long Beach. Registration for teams, event sponsors and vendors is now open.
New to this year’s contest will be several top professional sculptors from around the nation. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best professional sculptors.
Proceeds from the Great Sand Sculpture Contest will benefit the Long Beach Library Foundation (LBPLF), a nonprofit charitable organization raising donations to support the programs, collections, services and programs of Long Beach Public Library. Rotaract Long Beach is asking all event participants and attendees to contribute either a monetary donation or one used or new book to support the LBPLF in its mission to provide support to enhance the Long Beach Public Library and encourage literacy and education for all members of the community.
Rotaract is seeking sponsors, which can include “day of” sponsorships or vending, in-kind donations and more. A number of sponsorship levels are available to help offset the costs of the event, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, and to generate donations for Library Foundation. Registration is free for the community, and there is a nominal fee for corporate sand-sculpting teams.
To register as a team, sponsor or vendor, sign up at lbsandcastle.com or contact Rotaract Long Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Source: Rotaract LB