Swinerton Heads to Ocean Beach for Leap Sandcastle Classic

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Swinerton Heads to Ocean Beach for Leap Sandcastle Classic

On Saturday, October 15, team members in Swinerton’s San Francisco office partnered with Proctor Elementary’s 5th grade class, Handel Architects, and MBH Architects for the Leap Sandcastle Classic at Ocean Beach.

Twenty Swinerton employees, along with their friends and family, teamed up with 30 architects plus 25 kids and their parents to take part in the 34th Annual Sandcastle Classic. The theme for this year’s contest  was “Movers & Makers: Things and People that Move Us,” so the team took their inspiration from an iconic sculpture—Mount Rushmore—and updated it with a little modern flavor to create their masterpiece, “Mount RushBot.” 

The team had to deal with tough, wet conditions, as storms in the forecast made for very high tide, even though the rains held off. 
The site received a few very large waves at the starting time, which flooded the area around Swinerton’s site, but the team pressed
on undaunted.

All in all, it was a fun day in the sand, and more importantly, through various fundraising efforts along with a donation from The Swinerton Foundation, the team raised $14,464 for Leap!

A private non-profit organization, Leap provides 6,000 public elementary school students with valuable learning experiences in the arts each year.

For more photos from this year’s Leap Sandcastle Classic, check out our Flickr album here.

Thank you to the Swinerton employees who volunteered their time for the Leap Sandcastle Classic, as well as Handel Architects, MBH Architects, and Proctor Elementary 5th Graders!