Picnic at the Beach

October 16, 2014

This year’s Leap 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest was a huge success, and Kendall Wilkinson Design raised $5,668 benefiting arts education in public schools. A few thousand people attended the event and the 27 other sandcastles were incredible! To learn more about the cause, please read our previous blog post.


Kendall Wilkinson Design joined together with Strandberg Engineering, Feldman Architecture, Peninsula Custom Homes and Jefferson Elementary School as team “Sands of Thyme” in efoorts to raise funds for the cause. Together the team raised $18,104 for Leap.

It has been a wonderful journey for us throughout these last four months. Leap brought us together as a firm and as a team and pushed us to be creative to raise awareness for arts education. Together we hosted a jewelry trunk show sponsored by Chloe + Isabel, hand made bracelets from hides donated from S.H Frank and Edelman Leathers and hosting our food truck event at SOMA Street Food Park where we raised over $2,000 through ticket sales, bracelet sales, and raffle tickets.



Not only did we have a blast preparing for and attending the many events, it was rewarding to mentor the 4th and 5th graders the process of design. Going off Leap’s theme for this year’s contest, “Food, Glorious Food,” the students brainstormed concepts for the sandcastle design, they first sketched their ideas and as a group voted on their favorite design, “A Picnic at the Beach.” The four firms mentored the kids in building clay models which represented their interpretations and together we developed a strategy to build the design out of sand.


We had over 150 teammates attend the sandcastle contest on Saturday to transform what once was a clay model into a 20’x 20’ sandcastle.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to our various events and to all of our clients, vendors and friends who donated to Leap. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait for next year!



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