There are three different ways to get involved with the Sandcastle Classic this year: Sandcastle Teams, Community Builders, and Sand Spectators:
Register here to become a Sandcastle Team! A group typically made up of 3-5 companies partner with students from a local elementary school to form an unstoppable sandcastle team! Teams submit a $500 registration fee, set a fundraising goal of at least $4,250, and fundraise in support of Leap’s arts education programs.
Company representatives facilitate virtual design thinking sessions with partner school students. Teams have the greatest access of all the participation tiers to networking opportunities, perks, trainings, resources and one of one coaching sessions to ensure they have the tools to meet their fundraising goals and work well with their partner school.
Teams also have access to the mini building challenges that will take place during the month of October leading up to the Sandcastle Classic. Teams and students will have the opportunity to present takeaways from their design sessions at the Sandcastle Classic, and engage with a program of other virtual activities and performances the day of the event.
Teams earn participation points throughout the season, and compete against other teams to see who can earn the most!
Register here to become a Community Builder! Groups of up to 6 individuals, friends, families or community organizations can register as a Community Builder and still participate in the Sandcastle season. Community Builders are not required to submit a registration fee or meet a fundraising minimum, and are encouraged to set a target fundraising goal of at least $500.
Community Builders will not participate in the point-based competition, and are invited to participate in mini building challenges that will take place in October, as well as the virtual activities and performances that will take place during the Sandcastle Classic on October 24th.
Members of the general public who have not registered as a Sandcastle Team or Community Builder can still participate in the Sandcastle season by tuning in for events that are open to the public, as well as the Sandcastle Classic on October 24th. There is no fundraising commitment or fee to participate as a Sand Spectator, but donations are greatly appreciated.