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Lights, Camera, Castle!

December 9, 2015
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Butler ArmondsonThis October Wooden Window was proud to lend its support to Clayton Timbrell & Company, Butler Armsden Architects, Strandberg Engineering, and Geoffrey de Sousa Interior Design as part of the Leap Arts in Education SANDCASTLE BUILDING CONTEST at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The Sandcastle Contest is a fundraiser to support Leap’s arts  programs.

The Sandcastle Contest is now the largest sandcastle event in Northern California. Teams and sponsors involved in Leap’s 2014 Sandcastle Contest raised over $262,000 (an all-time record)! These funds will make it possible for Leap to serve over 7,000 students in 25 schools across the Bay Area with hands-on learning experiences in the arts.

20151010_131557Begun in 1983, and originally staged at Aquatic Park, the SANDCASTLE CONTEST brings teams from corporations and the building industry together to partner with local schools to build the biggest and best sand sculptures they can imagine. Sculptures are inspired by a set theme each year, and the theme for 2015 is “Sand Cinema.” Leap’s Sandcastle Contest is one of the largest, most successful, and fun annual charity events in the San Francisco Bay Area. All proceeds benefit Leap, helping to bring programs in the arts to Bay Area schools.

Schoolkids help build the sandcastles during Leap's 32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach on October 10, 2015.

Schoolkids help build the sandcastles during Leap’s 32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach on October 10, 2015.

“Leap hosts this spirited competition between teams of architects, designers, contractors, corporations, engineers and local elementary school students each October on Ocean Beach. Before the event, teams meet with students in the classroom to develop ideas based on a set theme. Plans are finalized, clay models are shaped, team structure and schedules are defined, and tasks are assigned, all in preparation for the big day.

On the morning of the event, the teams and students arrive and await the whistle that signals the start of the contest. As soon as it sounds, four hours of intensive building begin. By the end of the day, the beach has transformed into a land of magical creatures and fantastical structures. The teamwork involved in creating these works provides an intense learning experience for both the students and the many sponsors who participate.”

Leaparts.org,. ‘Sandcastle Contest: Overview – Leap, Arts In Education, San Francisco’. N.p., 2015. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

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The mayhem stretches down Ocean Beach to The Cliff House

Wooden Window and team were privileged to build a winning sandcastle together with students from Commodore Elementary School.

“The participation is always inspiring. Each team sponsors an elementary school in the SF Unified School district and each team targets a fundraising goal.  Team firms are responsible for the design of their sand sculpture and all the lead up logistics, and the set up at Ocean beach the day of the event.

A group of kids from the school shows up (probably from several different classes) with teachers and parents as well. Typically there are 40-50 young people and team members working on each sand sculpture.”

Bill Hamilton, Commercial Account Representative, Wooden Window

 

 

 

Additional Information:

YouTube,. ‘2015 Leap Sandcastle Contest (Trailer Version 1)’. N.p., 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
Claytontimbrell.com,. ‘Clayton Timbrell & Company’. N.p., 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
Butlerarmsden.com,. ‘Top Fundraisers Again For The LEAP Sandcastle Contest! | Butler Armsden Architects | San Francisco’. N.p., 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.


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