Portland, July 21st, 2013. Did you put your toes in the sand at Yoshida’s Sand in the City? The Nike team won the Golden Shovel for 1st place, the OMSI’s team came in 2nd, Turner’s group was 3rd. Hoffman’s team won the Competitor’s Choice award and Pacific Power won the Mayor’s Choice prize. 135 yards of sand were hauled into Pioneer Square for the event this year.
Over $150,000 was raised for the children’s programs.Organizers say over 10,500 children in our community will benefit–kids who are helped by the following beneficiaries:
Angels in the Outfield – program for children that are victims of crime or child abuse
Forward Stride – after-school therapeutic horseback riding program for children
Friendly House After-School Program – after-school care for at-risk children attending Chapman Elementary School in NW Portland
Sports Buddies – Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – Mentoring support program for children facing adversities
Kids on the Block a program of Impact Northwest – An educational puppet program helping children make good decisions in difficult situations
Here are some details:
Work Area — 12 ft x 14 ft. Twelve people are allowed on the team plot with a maximum of 16 team members in the sand sculpture area. Design support may be provided by architectural representatives.
Here’s a fun BBC video on building the “perfect” sandcastle.
You can learn more about the nonprofits who benefited by clicking on the links below!
|Angels in the Outfield||Support for children that are victims of crime or child abuseLearn more about Angels in the Outfield|
|Forward Stride||After School Therapeutic horseback riding program for childrenLearn more about Forward Stride|
|Friendly House After-School Program||Project Return – after-school program for at-risk childrenLearn more about Friendly House|
|Kids on the Block||A program of Impact Northwest that uses puppetry to help children develop positive attitudesLearn more about Kids on the Block|
|Sports Buddies||A program of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – Mentoring support program for children facing adversityLearn more about Sports Buddies|