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America Recycles Day at SandBlast in Manatee County, Florida

November 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - November 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
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America Recycles Day at SandBlast 2015 is a sand sculpture competition that pairs amateur teams with local business sponsors to raise funds to support Keep Manatee Beautiful’s programs and events which make visible differences to our community environment that improves people’s quality of life in Manatee County. SandBlast also celebrates America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day (officially on Nov. 15) dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products, so as to create a better natural environment.

A professional sand sculpture team called Team Sandtastic started two days before the event by building an 80-ton Recycle-Tiki exhibition sculpture at Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida. Teams and the public were invited to the free clinics put on there by Team Sandtastic on November 12 and 13 at sunset to learn the tips, tricks and techniques of sand sculpting, as well as to the sand-sculpting competition on November 14. America Recycles Day at SandBlast highlights at https://youtu.be/TZ1xTgiPHH4

On amateur competition day, 12 teams arrived at 8:00 a.m. at Manatee Public Beach to get first pick of the 15-by-15 foot plots to create sculptures choosing from one of the themes: Free Form, Wildlife or Holiday. Sculpting commenced at 9:00 a.m. and continued until 1:00 p.m. Judging the sculptures of each theme followed, in which the four judges included Sand Sculptor Larry Hudson with Team Sandtastic. First-place and Runner-up awards were made of out 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, with all team members receiving Olympic medallions.


Start: November 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
End: November 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
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Address: 4000 Gulf Drive , Holmes Beach,Fl34217United States
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Phone: 9417958272


Organizer Name: Keep Manatee Beautiful
Phone: 9417958272


Is this your first time hosting an ARD event? No
How did you find out about ARD? Keep America Beautiful
Organization type Non Profit with Formal 501 C3 Status
Affiliation KAB Local Affiliate
Number of participants (estimate # of participants, volunteers, and staff attending your event) 225
Number of organizations (estimated # of organizations Involved in activities) definition of an organization: non-profit, city/county/state government, schools, churches, civic organizations, businesses, etc. 24
Do you plan on having a media event: Please describe Yes, all media received calendar postings and media advisories.
Could you build any of your events into one that could be a visible “showcase event” where a National Sponsor would be able to exhibit (e.g. set up a small tent and table), meet your local participants and interact with the media. Yes

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