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Domenick Cilea
Springboard Public Relations
(732) 863-1900  ext. 102

For Immediate Release:

Sand Sculpting Experts to Offer Free Clinics on

Building the Perfect Sand Castle

Clinics to be Held in Advance of 18th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest,

Which will Take Place in Belmar on Wednesday, July 7

BELMAR, NJ (June 30, 2004) – The New Jersey Sandcastle Contest today announced two free sand sculpting clinics aimed at helping participants of all ages master the art of sand castle building. To be held in Belmar, NJ at the 18th Avenue beach, the clinics entitled, "How to Build the Perfect Sand Castle" 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 Thursday, July 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. The second clinic will be hosted by Chuck Feld on Saturday, July 3 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Both clinics are free and include all the equipment to design and build the best sand creations. They will offer a primer on the components of sand castle building – the key is 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, participants of all ages should bring their imagination, and be ready to have fun.

These clinics will help get people ready for the 18th 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 7 (rain date: Thursday, July 8) at the 18th Avenue beach in Belmar.

There is no cost to attend either clinic on the beach (although beach passes may apply). Mr. Long and Mr. Feld will provide all the equipment, including sand tools, pails, shovels, etc. Participants can also bring their own buckets and shovels. For more information, contact  732-86... x.102.

About Matt Long & Can You Dig It Sand Tools

Matt Long travels around to area beaches, sculpting sand for local events and sand castle contests.  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 sand castle sculptors in the United States, travels around the country, sculpting sand for local events, sand castle 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 732-86... x.108, or can register in person on the day of the event.

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