Sandcastle architects of all ages are encouraged to join the sunny seaside family fun at the Sandcastle Competition taking place on Saturday, March 1 on Hout Bay beach.
Usually attracting hundreds of people including children, families, schools and corporate teams, the event sees teams competing to build the most impressive and most creative sandcastle.
Registration takes place on the beach at 8.30am, with the competition kicking off at 9.30am and running until 1pm. Sandcastles aside, there will be food and drink stalls as well as music and a fun park to ensure a full day of family entertainment, with prizes one offer as well.
Funds raised will go to Valley Pre-Primary School’s Sonwabile Fund. Through this fund, support is provided for the children attending their school from disadvantaged backgrounds to receive educational intervention, if necessary, such as Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Language Enrichment. The Sonwabile Fund also helps these children with monetary support for required school outings and functions.
In the spirit of sponsorship and helping the underprivileged, companies are not only invited to enter corporate teams of six, but also to sponsor teams of underprivileged children from Hout Bay. These teams will form part of the Sonwabile team category and can be branded on the day.
Members of the public who would like to support the event but prefer not to compete, can support the food and drink stalls and cheer the contestants on.
The date is chosen to coincide with low tide so there will be plenty of space for builders and spectators. Prizes are awarded to winners in each category as selected by celebrity judges.
* The entry fee for corporate teams is R900, whilst other teams will pay R50 per adult and R30 per child. For more information, call 021 7901540, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.