2012 Imperial Beach World Sand Castle Competition Ends After
31 Year Run in San Diego as California’s Biggest Beach Event
The 2012 Imperial Beach Sand Castle Competition was cancelled
after a great 31 year run and the title of being the biggest
beach event in California. For me personally it is a great tragedy
that this event had to end since it appealed to so many and
had amazing turnouts of people.
The event was a non profit event and the City of Imperial Beach
and the list of volunteers that helped make it happen are owed
a big thanks and hopefully in the years to come there will be
other major sponsors who see the huge marketing potential of
having a sponsored sand castle team in the event and having
the large number of networks and media filming this for shows
going around the planet.
As a tribute to past Imperial Beach Sand Castle Contests I am
throwing in some past videos and photo galleries of Sand Castle
I hope this event comes back – it is awesome to cover and funner
In the meantime check out more videos and photos of past
Imperial Beach Sand Castles in the gallery below.
A statement released by the Imperial Beach Board of Directors said increasing costs and challenges getting event sponsors as main reasons for ending the event. In recent years, lack of volunteers, committee members and other resources has made the event increasingly difficult to put on by its all-volunteer committee and staff.
“The decision to not move forward was not one that was taken lightly and weighed heavily upon us,” said Chairperson Debbie Longley. “The Board would like to express our deepest gratitude and thanks to everyone’s hard work and support over the years. As one of the longest running events in San Diego County, Sandcastle touched the lives of many people and created fond memories for all of us.”
“Sandcastle has had a long, successful history and has put Imperial Beach on the map,” said Imperial Beach Mayor Jim Janney. “It’s been a tremendous amount of work for a group of volunteers and I wish to thank them all – recent volunteers and volunteers over the 31 years–for a job well done.”
2012 US World Sand Castle Contest Cancelled
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