Team Bowser's Castle

by Team Bowser's Castle

Supporting: 2017 Leap Sandcastle Classic for Leap Arts in Education



Partner Companies:



Partner Schools

Garfield Elementary School

Frank McCoppin Elementary School

Team Donors:

Platinum Shovel Donors:

We're all about people and nature. Engineers have a reputation for complicating things. But at PAE, we like to keep it simple: People and nature are our driving forces. Internally, we look out for each other and the spaces we occupy?inside and out. And the same applies to our work. We design high-performing buildings that keep people comfortable, healthy, and productive inside, while restoring the natural world outside.

PAE?s projects range from entirely new buildings to tenant improvements and historic building renovations. Essentially, we work with any type of building at any point in its lifespan, even when it?s still just an idea. We do all this while balancing the project?s first cost/pro forma and long-term operational cost requirements along with comfort, water conservation and energy efficiency goals.

Gold Shovel Donors:

Silver Shovel Donors:



Bronze Shovel Donors:



Friends of Leap:

Keith Dwen

Tamara White

Thomas Yarnell


About the Sandcastle Classic:

This year marks the 35th annual year of the Sandcastle Classic, the biggest sandcastle competition in Northern California.

Teams typically comprised of architects, engineers, contractors, designers, corporations, and local elementary school students work together to build giant sand sculptures. The funds raised by teams and sponsors make it possible for Leap to continue to provide arts programs to Bay Area students.

  • Thousands of people attend Leap’s annual Sandcastle Classic, which is free to the community.
  • The event is covered by regional print and online media, and celebrity judges evaluate the final sand sculptures.
  • More than 25 local schools and 300 donating companies and advertisers participate.
  • In 2015, the top team raised over $42,800.
  • This year, we’re accepting a maximum of 30 teams. Sign up early to reserve your spot!
About Leap:

Leap was established in 1979 in response to severe budget cuts in arts programs in California schools. These cuts continue to affect arts education in our schools today, and the need for high-quality arts programs is now greater than ever. Leap’s programs place professional teaching artists in classrooms to work with grades K-5. Every year, these educational programs—in music, dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts, and architecture—serve over 6,000 students in more than 25 elementary schools throughout the Bay Area.

Team Donor Giving Levels

Donate to a team and receive the following benefits:

For check donations, please fill out the Sandcastle Check Donation Form and mail it to Leap along with your check. All checks should be made payable to Leap and sent to:


2601 Mission Street, Suite 603

San Francisco, Ca 94110 


  • Listed on all team materials: Sandcastle site sign and team t-shirt
  • Company logo, 50-word paragraph description, and link to your company website on the Sandcastle Classic team website
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  • Reserved beach blanket near the Sandcastle Stage


  • Listed on all team materials: Sandcastle site sign and team t-shirt
  • Company logo, one-line description, and link to your company website on the Sandcastle Classic team website 
  • Listed on


  • Listed on all team materials: Sandcastle site sign and team t-shirt
  • Company logo listed on the Sandcastle Classic team website
  • Listed on


  • Listed on the Sandcastle Classic team website

FRIEND OF LEAP: $1 – $349

  • Listed on the Sandcastle Classic team website

*Please email your high-resolution company logo, company description, and company url to*


If you'd like this donation to be credited to your company name rather than your first and last name, follow these two steps: 
1) Enter your company name in the "First Name" field in the "Details" tab of the donation web form as you would like it to display alongside the donation. Leave the "Last Name" field blank. 
2) Enter your first and last name in "Additional Information" section.

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