*Team Captains — Use this page as a checklist to help you stay on top of action items.

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Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg  APRIL 15: Online Team Registration Opens

Click here to register a team

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg MAY – JUNEIdentify Your Partner School and Partner Companies

We recommend teams try to nail down their school partner by June 1st before school lets out for the summer. If you need help finding a partner school or partner companies, email for assistance.


JUNE 26: Sandcastle Kick-Off Mixer

560 Mission St # 700, San Francisco, CA 94105

Send at least two representatives from your company or finalized team to get more info about this year’s event! Haven’t registered your team yet? No problem! Prospective companies interested in participating in Sandcastle as well as returning team members are welcome to attend. The Sandcastle Kick-Off Mixer is generously sponsored by ARUP.

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg JUNE – OCTOBER: Solicit Team Donations

Click here for fundraising tips!


JULY 11: Fundraising 101 + Guidelines to the Classroom
WHERE: Taylor Design
550 Montgomery St #925, San Francisco, CA 94111

This informative combination workshop for teams we’ll provide you with tips, tricks, and all the tools you need to fundraise with ease and create a successful collaboration with your partner school’s students. This event is generously sponsored by Taylor Design.

flagJULY 30: Webinar Training: New Team Captains & Team Members
WHERE: Google Hangouts

Are you a new team captain or team member still learning what it means to participate in Sandcastle? RSVP for this live Google Hangouts webinar training and we’ll get you up to speed! Leap is offering this webinar for:

  • Team captains who are new to Sandcastle, and heading up their teams for the first time this year
  • Anyone considering stepping into the team captain role, to support the training of new leadership
  • New team members supporting their team’s efforts in different leadership roles (fundraising committee, leading classroom visits, etc)

A Google Hangout link to the webinar will be emailed out to those who RSVP.

AUGUST 20: San Francisco Schools Are Back in Session!

Reach out to local schools about joining your team. Email for help finding a school. Learn more about conducting school visits and working with your school partner.

AUGUST 24: Sandcastle Building 101
WHERE: Ocean Beach at Sloat Blvd

Get the skills to win Best in Show at Leap’s 37th Annual Sandcastle Classic! Not a part of a Sandcastle team this year? This workshop is all-ages, family friend, and open to the public. All are welcome!

flagAUGUST 27: Webinar Training: Fundraising 201 for Team Members
WHERE: Google Hangouts

In this informative team training session, we’ll cover how to make the most the final two months of the Sandcastle season to reach your fundraising goal! This training will build off of the Fundraising 101 workshop held in July, but all are welcome to tune in. We’ll cover:

  • Which strategies have the highest returns for minimal effort
  • How to leverage relationships to support your fundraising
  • How to rally support from your office
  • Successful fundraising examples from your peers
  • And new, creative ideas you can infuse into your fundraising strategy

A Google Hangout link to the webinar will be emailed out to those who RSVP.


Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg  Start designing your Team T-shirt for the beach! Don’t forget to include your partner company logos, your partner school logo, and the Leap logos. Learn more about how to design your team t-shirt.

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg   Gather your T-shirt order numbers and send your T-shirts to print. Don’t forget to print a few extras for Leap and give to your big donors as a thank you.

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg Design and create your team site sign. Don’t forget to include your partner company logos, your partner school logo, and the Leap logos. Learn more about how to design your team site sign.

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg   SEPTEMBER 30: Partner School Deadline

Finalize your partner school and email the name of the school to Leap at if you haven’t done so already.

WHERE: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

1265 Battery St, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

Join us for the final event of the year before beach day! At the Pre-Party, we’ll be announcing team site locations and discussing important day-of event logistics over refreshments and delicious bites. Raffle and Sandcastle merch will also be available for purchase!


Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg  Double check the official Tool List to make sure you are fully prepared for the beach build.

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg  Finalize your team’s plans around lunch. Teams are responsible for providing lunch for their team members, including students from their partner school. Be sure to set up a pizza delivery to the beach, or coordinate a team member to pick up and bring lunches for everyone with them to the beach

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg  Review final Day Of Logistics list and make sure your team has considered all final details for the big day. This will be posted in September in advance of the event.

flagscc_logo_crest_FNLOCTOBER 26: Leap’s 37th Annual Sandcastle Classic Main Event!
TIME: 11AM – 3:30PM
WHERE: Ocean Beach at Great Highway and Balboa Street
The big day is here!

Check_Box_Noun_project_10759.svg   Click here to see the detailed schedule for the day!


NOVEMBER 7: Castles and Cocktails: Sandcastle Post-Party
WHERE: Exygy, 2601 Mission Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94114

Join us for the Sandcastle Classic post-party and awards ceremony where we’ll be celebrating all your hard work contributing to Bay Area youth arts education! Shout out to Exygy for generously supporting Castles and Cocktails!