October 04, 2013 AdminHBA Events

50 is the new 20

This year marked the 9th year of HBA’s participation in the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Sand Sculpting Competition. Our team was enrolled in the Freelance Division, which was comprised of 9 teams of various companies and individuals that took on this year’s challenge. The event took place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Saturday, September 28th, from 9:00-1:00. This year’s theme was in recognition of Virginia Beach’s 50th Anniversary leading to the theme “50 years Living the Life”, which lead to our sculpture being titled “50 IS THE NEW 20”. Our designed  involved sculpting 2 lounge chairs on a dock with various party items and remnants of bathing suits left on the dock.

HBA Team




As with every year we were confronted with numerous challenges. This year being the extreme wind gusting to incredible speeds blowing sand and tools across the beach. Despite the environmental challenges we were successful in pulling off 2nd place this year. Special thanks go out the following individuals who helped participate in this year’s event:

  • Dustin Schulze
  • Joe Bovee
  • Mike Ross
  • Mike Ellingson
  • Shannon Ellingson
  • Dick Ellingson
  • David Ermini
  • Allie Schieble
  • Grace Cope
  • Andrew Matura
  • Kevan Connery
  • Lauren Bogaard
  • Sebastian Ramos
  • Thomas Ellis

Dustin thumbnailDustin Schulze