June 6th -
June 8th

About the event

NCHS's Sand in the City® returns for its eleventh year, June 6th - June 8th, 2014. Once again, corporate and community group teams will get down and dirty for a great cause.

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Vote for a team

It's all up to you! By casting your vote for the best sand sculpture, you are letting your voice be heard and helping a great cause.

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Event Sponsors

Without our sponsors this event couldn't happen. Take some to visit sponsor websites and show your support.

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Learn about NCHS

Nebraska Children's Home Society is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency, accredited through Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.

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Come After Dark!

After NCHS's Sand in the City® activities, relax with a drink in our beer garden while enjoying live music from Hidden Agenda!

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premier sponsors

What do you get when you combine...

375 tons of sand, 19 corporate and community group teams, professional sand sculptors from around the country, amazing 15-ton sand sculptures, interactive Kid Zone with games and activities, live entertainment, two giant sandboxes, and lots of delicious concessions? NCHS's SAND IN THE CITY®!

2013 Award Winners

Rookie Team of the Year - Creighton University
Team Designer of the Year - Doug Halvorson with Lund/Olsson Associates
Most Creative - Sheppard's Business Interiors
Push It To The Limit - Travel & Transport
Peoples' Choice Award - Walmart

The event helps raise awareness and funds for the programs of Nebraska Children's Home Society, which include statewide unplanned pregnancy, parenting and adoption services, in-home services, foster care, early childhood education and community outreach.

If you are a member of the media, please contact Kathleen Al-Marhoon at
(402) 451-0787 or kalmarhoon@nchs.org for interviews.

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2014 Schedule
4/24 - 4/25
Sand 101 Sculpting Training for teams
4/25 | 5:00pm
Online Voting Begins
5/21 - 5/24
Team Practice Sessions
6/6 | 10am - 4pm
Sand Sculpting Competition
6/6 | 4:30pm
Awards Announced
6/7 | 10am – 8 pm
Family Festival – FREE Admission
6/8 | 11am – 5pm
Family Festival – FREE Admission
6/13 | 5:00pm
Online Voting Ends

Volunteers Needed!

Be a part of NCHS's Sand in the City®! Interested?

Contact Carina Glover at cglover@nchs.org
or call 402-898-7783