81st Annual Long Beach Sand Sculpture Contest Set For August 10-11

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Rotaract Long Beach has announced the dates and opened team registration for 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.  This year’s event will take place August 10-11, 2013 at Granada Beach, with all proceeds raised at the event benefitting the Long Beach Library Foundation. The theme of this year’s event is “Sculpting Literacy in your Community.”

Last year, more than 10,000 people attended the contest, which raised has more than $4,000 in prior years for Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach and LINC Housing. Registration for teams, event sponsors and vendors is now open.

The theme for this year’s contest is literacy. Professional sculptors will be encouraged to build a piece illustrating literacy in our community. Proceeds from the Great Sand Sculpture Contest will benefit the Long Beach Library Foundation.

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 their mission of encouraging literacy and education for all members of the community.

Rotaract is seeking to partner with local businesses seeking to promote their company or service to a large family-focused audience. Partnerships 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 community and a nominal fee for corporate sand sculpting teams.

To register as a team, sponsor or vendor, sign up at www.lbsandcastle.com or contact Rotaract Long Beach at gssc@rotaractlb.org.


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