September 22, 2016

Ideate Sponsors Leap's 34th Annual Sandcastle Classic

As architects, engineers, and designers, we are thrilled to once again sponsor Leap’s Annual Sandcastle Classic. 

This fun and educational event challenges Bay Area architects, designers, contractors, engineers, companies, and elementary school students to work together. They design, model, and create larger than life and truly stunning sand sculptures – from alien beings, mermaids, and other mythical creatures to abstract structures and traditional sandcastles. Awards will be presented in several categories, including Best in Show, Best Participation of Students, Best Site Sign, Best Team T-Shirt, People’s Choice Award, and Top Fundraising Team.

In addition to presenting a great learning opportunity for adults and kids alike, the Sandcastle Classic raises money for Leap, a Bay Area organization that works to make art a fundamental part of every child’s education. 
Last year’s event raised more than $262,000, making it Northern California’s largest sandcastle competition. Leap used these funds to provide art experiences and learning to more than 6,000 students in 25 schools over the course of the past year.

Ideate first jumped on board as a sponsor in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. We are excited to be a part of a fundraiser that provides enormous benefit to our schools while introducing young people to the fields we are so passionate about.

This year’s event, which is free, will be held on October 15, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Ocean Beach near the intersection of Balboa Street and the Great highway. In addition to sandcastles, attendees will enjoy raffles, food trucks, and with luck, beautiful San Francisco weather.

For more information about the event, including details on how to get involved, visit the Sandcastle Classic website.