Press Releases

Press Contact:

Domenick Cilea
Springboard Public Relations
(732) 863-1900  ext. 102
domenick.cilea@SpringboardPR.com

For Immediate Release:

NJ Sandcastle Contest Announces 2006 Sponsorship Programs for Consumer Products Companies

Annual Jersey Shore Sandcastle Contest Offers Consumer Marketers Ideal Venue to
Reach Heads-of-Households across Tri-State Region

BELMAR, NJ (Jan. 11, 2006)- Producers of The 20th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest, one of New Jersey's premier summer family events, today announced a series of sponsorship packages designed specifically for consumer products companies. On July 12, 2006, over 10,000 participants and regional and national media will descend on the white-sand beaches of Belmar, NJ for a day of fun, whimsy, and competitive sandcastle building. This unique event will offer regional and national sponsors numerous marketing opportunities to reach over 10,000 participants, and more importantly, influential heads of households from across the Tri-State region.

Celebrating 20 years of success as a Jersey Shore tradition, this annual marketing opportunity features fun for the whole family, and eye-popping sandcastle designs - truly works of art. The New Jersey Sandcastle Contest has evolved into a hallmark of the Jersey Shore summer, and an event not to be missed by beach-goers or marketers. The event attracts visitors from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, and press from local, regional, and national print and broadcast media outlets.

The New Jersey Sandcastle Contest is consistently well-publicized, and has been featured in national and local media, including the CBS Morning Show, ABC's Good Morning America, USA Today, The New York Times, Star-Ledger, Asbury Park Press and many more. The national appeal of this event makes this a viable venue to launch or publicize new products, and associate brands with fun, family, and active lifestyle themes.

Sponsorship opportunities include Gold, Silver, and Bronze packages starting from $4,000, a unique Your-Brand-in-Sand Program is available from $1,000. Additionally, product donations and promotional giveaway programs are available. Epson, Toys 'R Us, and Six Flag's Great Adventure are just a few of the sponsors that have participated in the NJ Sandcastle Contest over the Years. To take advantage of this unique - sand-between-your-toes - marketing event, please contact Kelly David, at 732-863-1900 ext.106 or visit www.NJSandcastle.com for more information on sponsorship opportunities and prize donations.

# # #