Support Bay Area Arts Education

Since 1983, Leap has hosted the Sandcastle Classic, Northern California’s biggest sandcastle competition, to help raise funds for our Bay Area arts education programs. This unique sandcastle competition, nonprofit fundraiser, and community event brings nearly 5,000 people to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach every year to design and construct creative sand sculptures on an impressive scale, with local San Francisco students. The 2023 Sandcastle Classic season will be a hybrid event, offering sponsors BOTH virtual opportunities for digital branding AND for day-of, in-person, beach presence! 


  • NETWORKING. An important and fun way to develop deep partnerships within your own industry and others.
  • EXPOSURE. Gain recognition for your company. This is a longstanding, high visibility annual event that draws regional and national attention.
  • SERVICE. Investment in your community with a positive impact on regional children and businesses. 100% of proceeds go directly to Leap’s arts education programs.


Presenting Sponsor: Sandcastle Event Sponsor 

$10,000 (Only 1 Available)

The Presenting Event Sponsor receives top co-branding on all formats and all sponsorship benefits. (“Sandcastle Classic presented by: Leap & YOUR COMPANY NAME HERE”) 

Premier Sponsor: Sandcastle Stage Sponsor 

$5,000 (Only 1 Available)

The Sandcastle Stage is an opportunity to feature performances by local artists and showcase student performers, aligning with our goals as an organization. By partnering with us to become the stage sponsor, you will have your brand visible to 5,000+ community members, families, and sandcastle teams. 

Premier Sponsor: Community Castle Sponsor 

$5,000 (2 Available)

A Sandcastle Classic tradition, our Community Castle offers the chance for community members and youth who are NOT on an official sandcastle team to participate in the sandcastle building and have a fun, creative, competitive day! This year, the Virtual Community Castle will bring people together to work toward completing a collaborative design project. 

Building Sponsor: Promo Item and Award Sponsor

$3,000 (2 Available)

This year, competitors will work in the sun and sand and compete for bragging rights! Have a special promotional item branded with your logo distributed on the beach! Think sunglasses, water bottle or kites. Or sponsor the Awards given to each team at the end of the competition! Lots of eyeballs on these items!

Building Sponsor: Water Monster

$3,000 (1 Available)

Everyone gets thirsty at the beach! And with all of our increased health and safety standards, it will be important to have fresh, clean, sanitary distribution of water. Allow the Water Monster branded with your company’s logo to fill up the water bottles for competitors and beachgoers alike!

Supporting Sponsor: Pre and Post Event Sponsorships

$1,000 (3 Available)

This year we’re offering various sponsorship opportunities to provide innovative, in-depth ways to promote your business! Pre and post event sponsorships provide the opportunity to network and publicize your company directly with industry representatives.


  • Sandcastle Team Kick-Off Mixer
  • Participant Trainings: Fundraising 101/Guidelines to the Classroom
  • Sandcastle Pre-Party
  • Sandcastle Post Party: Castles & Cocktails

Supporting Sponsor: Classroom Design Session

$1,000 (4 Available)

Your sponsorship makes it possible for local students to participate in this year’s Sandcastle Classic, who would otherwise not have access to the experience. Sponsor a Classroom and provide students with access to a design thinking and building training session led by professionals from the architecture, design, engineering and construction industry.

Supporting Sponsor: Branded Beach Booth

$500 (10 Available)

This sponsorship level allows companies to have a branded space (6 foot table) near the entrance of the event to market their products and services to the public!

To become an event sponsor, in-kind sponsor, or share other sponsorship ideas, contact [email protected] or (415) 512-1899.

Summary of Benefits

Industry-Based Exclusivity X X    
Virtual Recognition        
– Recognition in Press Release X X X X
– Logo on Leap websites X X X X
–  Logo in emails to donors and participants X X X X
– Social media coverage Monthly 3x 2x 1x
– Mention by media partner KOIT Monthly 2x    
– Invitations to Pre Events and Post Events X X X X
– Logo on Pre and Post Event promotion       X
– Speaking opportunity at Kick Off or Castles & Cocktails X X    
Day of Event Recognition        
 – Logo on Sandcastle Stage Signage X X    
 – Mention from Sandcastle Stage X X    
-Mention in outgoing e-blasts X X X X
– Logo on promo item  X   X  
– Logo on team awards     X  
– Branded space within event center X X X  
Custom Benefits        
 – Presenting Sponsor branding opportunities (Introduction of teams and Air Horn day of event! X      
 – Premier Sponsor branding opportunities (Introduction of artists day of event)   X    
Deadlines: Logos and materials must be submitted by: October 1, 2024.