June 10th -
June 12th

About the event

NCHS's Sand in the City® returns for its twelth year, June 5th - June 7th, 2015. Once again, corporate and community group teams will get down and dirty for a great cause.


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.


Event Sponsors

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


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.


Come after work!

premier sponsors

What do you get when you combine...

375 tons of sand, 18 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®!

Hunt for the Home - Scavenger Hunt

2015 Award Winners

Over All Winner! - Ollson & Associates with a “A day with out a friend is like a day without a single drop of honey”
Top Notch Award - Given to the company with overall best teamwork, highest participation and best fundraising effort. STRAGETIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS with “Twist and Shout”
Kid at Heart Award - Given to a top scoring team that has the most “Childlike “ Sculpture. QLI with “Kong’s Big Break”
Most Creative - Given to the team with the most original, creative and imaginative design sculpture. Sheppard’s Business Interiors with “Dinner is Surfed”
Best Design - Given to the designer decided by the coaches of who put together the best overall sculpture design. Creighton’s designer for Solid Orange Architecture with “ The Power of Bacon”
Quivey Award - Given to the team who raised the most money on behalf of the Society prior to competition day. Kiewit Building Group raised over 3100.00
Best Golf Sculpture - Given to 1 of the 4 teams who created the best golf Sculpture design. Creighton “The Power of Bacon”
Peoples' Choice Award - Awarded at 5pm on June 12th. Vote Now!

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 Jennifer Fuller at
(402) 451-0787 or jfuller@nchs.org for interviews.

Event Photos
2016 Schedule
4/21 - 4/22 | 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Sand 101 | NCHS parking lot 4939 South 118th Street
5/18 - 5/21
Team Four-Hour Practice Sessions | NCHS parking lot 4939 South 118th St
Online Voting Starts
6/10 | 10am - 4pm
Sand Sculpting Competition | Baxter Arena 2425 South 67th Street
6/11 | 10am – 8 pm
Family Fun Days – FREE Admission
6/12 | 11am – 5pm
Family Fun Days – FREE Admission
Online Voting Ends

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Volunteers Needed!

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

Contact Lindsay at lhofbauer@nchs.org
or call 402-898-7753