Please join us at the Outlets of San Clemente on Saturday, October 5th for shopping, discounts, lunch, entertainment and more. Pre-purchase tickets at ShopOSC.com/Tickets and make sure to select the Courtney’s SandCastle Charitable Foundation. We will receive a $25 donation for every ticket sold!
Fun Orange County Parks
Carnival Colossal Begins with Special Needs Fair
Carnival Colossal Begins with Special Needs Fair – Newspaper Article
Award-Winning Playground Recognized
Courtney SandCastle Charitable Foundation Wins Volunteer Merit Award Congratulations to the Courtney SandCastle Charitable Foundation. The volunteers who worked so hard to bring to completion this successful, unique playground, received a well deserved Volunteer Merit Award at the California Parks & Recreation Society District 10 Awards Banquet, April 2015. This honor was given in recognition […]
Sensory Garden Opening!
March 19, 2015 – San Clemente Times Article Click on Image to view article Sensory Garden Grand Opening
Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) Field Trip to Courtney’s SandCastle
OC Register June 17, 2014 by Fred Swegles Courtney’s SandCastle gives special needs children a place to play
Plans for sensory garden in San Clemente move forward
OC Register May 22, 2014 by Fred Swegles City leaders hire contractor to build the $439,579 structure as the final touch to Courtney’s SandCastle. San Clemente’s Courtney Smith was 4 years old in 2001 when adults in her life set out to find a way to build south Orange County’s first universal-access playground in her […]
American Academy of Dermatology Awards $8,000 Shade Structure Grant
We are happy to announce that we received an $8,000.00 grant award for a strade structure to be installed in the Phase II Sensory Garden from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). American Academy of Dermatology Grant Recipients Thank you to Dr. Maryam Moinfar for sponsoring the Courtney’s SandCastle Charitable Foundation.
Giving for Good
The Giving for Good event at the home of Michael Kaupp raises $9,000 toward a shade structure for the Courtney’s SandCastle playground. Broadway’s Megan Starr-Levitt sang various Broadway pieces with Evan Sachs at the piano. It was a magical night!!! click here to see Video of Courtney & Megan singing together
An Evening of Giving
The Courtney’s Sandcastle Charitable Foundation hosted an “Evening of Giving” event on Friday, December 28, 2012. The event raised approximately $45,000 ($90,000 with the City Matching challenge).
Friends of San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation Donation
The Courtney’s SandCastle Charitable Foundation receives a generous donation from the Friends of the San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation for $20,000 ($13,000 additional to the $7,000 previously received) from the Carnival Colossal event proceeds.
Expansion of universal-access playground gets San Clemente’s support
By FRED SWEGLES, Orange County Register Courtney’s SandCastle, a universal-access playground in San Clemente that gives children with disabilities a chance to play beside children without disabilities, is a step closer to adding a sensory garden. The City Council approved a conceptual plan Tuesday night to add interactive features designed to stimulate the senses – […]