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The Spoked-B Shows Up in the Sand

The Bruins Foundation donates $15,000 to the Revere Beach Partnership

Thursday, 07.17.2008 / 3:11 PM / Features
By Hannah Goldman  - Intern |
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The Spoked-B Shows Up in the Sand

On behalf of the Boston Bruins Foundation, on July 17th Bob Sweeney presented a check to the Revere Beach Partnership. Lilly Guido, executive director of the Partnership accepts. (Photos: Beth Anthony)

Revere, MA -- If you walk along the shores of the Revere Beach within the next couple of weeks, you’re probably going to see something special. Over a period of 32 hours, culminating on Saturday, July 19, sculptors from all across the United States gathered there for a sand sculpting competition.

The New England Sand Sculpting Festival is held annually at Revere Beach in Revere, Massachusetts. It is one of the largest contests of its kind and is one of the premier sand sculpting events in the world.

With over 300,000 tons of sand and about 15 sculptors, the results are wondrous. The sculptors spent the first two days of the event in what they called the demo pit. Here, they worked together in a non-competitive atmosphere to display the festival’s theme, “The World Needs Heroes,” and pay their respects to their sponsors.

The Boston Bruins, and particularly the Boston Bruins Foundation, had a prime spot in the middle of the action. The Foundation donated a generous $15,000 to the Revere Beach Partnership, the organization that hosts the event.

In thanks, the Partnership put the spoked-B logo front and center amongst comic book heroes such as Captain America, Wonder Woman and Batman. The money donated to the event goes straight towards helping the Revere Beach Partnership.

The Partnership, which was established in 2001, was initiated under the leadership of Mayor Thomas Ambrosino along with support from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

The goal of the non-profit group was to help restore “America’s first beach” and bring the community together. Since the founding, the Revere Beach Partnership has started annual and weekly events to bring the kids of the surrounding communities together and establish a place to go with the family. Every week throughout the summer, they host farmer’s markets, concerts and movie nights.

Bob Sweeney, joined by Wonder Woman, Captain America and Batman.
The N.E. Sand Sculpting Festival is their premier event as it brings in over 250,000 people during the week.

Besides the demo pit, which is amazing in itself, the sculptors also each have their own section of 30 tons of sand to build a sculpture of their choice. The sculptures are judged at the end of the week and prizes are awarded.

The sand statues remain intact for as long as the weather permits -- usually over a month! So be sure to come down to the shore this summer to see the logo that the boys of winter proudly display on ice formed in the sand of Revere Beach.




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