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For Immediate Release:

Sand Sculpting Experts to Offer Free Clinics on Building the Perfect Sandcastle

Clinics to be Held in the Weekends Prior to 19th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest, Wednesday, July 6 in Belmar

BELMAR, NJ (June 17, 2005) The New Jersey Sandcastle Contest today announced two free sand sculpting clinics aimed at helping participants of all ages master the art of sandcastle building. Held on Belmar's 18th Avenue beach, the clinics entitled, "How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle" will be independently hosted by master sand sculptors Chuck Feld and Matt Long.

Matt Long, the creator of Can You Dig It® Sand Tools™, will host the first clinic on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The second clinic will be hosted by Chuck Feld on Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Both clinics are free and include all the equipment needed to design and build the best sand creations. These sessions will offer a primer on the components of sandcastle building - the key sandcastle success lies in having the right consistency of wet sand. The clinics will also cover the basic tips on how to build the perfect sand sculpture, as well as tricks (and tools) of the trade. As a hands-on demonstration, all participants should bring their imagination and be ready to have fun.

These clinics will prime people of all ages for the 19th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest, the state's largest sand sculpting event that attracts thousands of participants and spectators each year. This year's event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 (rain date: Thursday, July 7) at 18th Avenue beach in Belmar.

The clinics are free to the public (although beach passes may apply). Mr. Long and Mr. Feld will provide all necessary equipment, including sand tools, pails, shovels, etc. Participants can also bring their own buckets and shovels. For more information, contact Kelly David at 732-863-1900 x.100.

About Matt Long & Can You Dig It Sand Tools

Matt Long, professional sand sculptor with clients that include marquee brands such as, Nickelodeon, the Buick Open for the PGA Tour, and Redbook Magazine. His sand sculpting experience and knowledge of tools led him to create Can You Dig It® Sand Tools™, the first set of tools patented for sculpting sand at the beach. You can also purchase Can You Dig It Sand Tools online at

About Chuck Feld

Chuck Feld, one of 40 master sandcastle sculptors in the United States, travels around the country, sculpting sand for local events, sandcastle contests, and team-building seminars for major corporations. Mr. Feld is owner of Sand Pounders, a professional sand sculpting company which can be reached at

Interested parties can visit for more information. Participants can pre-register for the event by calling 732-863-1900 x.100, or can register in person on the day of the event.

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