The City of Sunny Isles Beach is hosting a world record attempt for most people making sand angels simultaneously on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. along the Sunny Isles Beach shore. The event, Angels in the Sand, is a first of its kind for Sunny Isles Beach and is benefitting the Broward Education Foundation, with all proceeds supporting the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. The event is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., participants are encouraged to line up along the beach from 191st Street to 183rd Street. At 6 p.m. sharp, the world record attempt begins as participants form sand angels for one full minute on the beach. Following the attempt, the City is hosting an after party concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Samson Oceanfront Park, 17425 Collins Ave.
Angels in the Sand is the final major fundraiser benefitting the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund with 100 percent of donations being distributed among the victims and their families.
“The City of Parkland experienced a horrific tragedy, and as neighbors, we want to show support for the families and communities affected,” says Sunny Isles Beach Mayor George “Bud” Scholl. “The symbolism of this event is no coincidence. Through this event, we are calling on the community to show support and remember the angels who are no longer with us.”
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund administers donations in a fair, transparent, victim-centered, and trauma-informed manner and will be used to assist families of the victims who were killed, the victims who were physically injured, and the victims who experienced psychological trauma while physically present on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018 during the attack.
Free parking for the event is only available at the Heritage Park parking garage, 19200 Collins Ave.; under the William Lehman Causeway; the SIB Government Center parking garage, 18070 Collins Ave.; the NSE/SIB K-8 School parking garage, 201 182nd Drive; and the Gateway Park parking garage, 151 Sunny Isles Blvd.
The current world record title for most people making sand angels simultaneously is 1,387 participants, and was achieved by Spectrum Health Foundation Ludington Hospital on June 10, 2017. The City of Sunny Isles Beach hopes to exceed this record by nearly 700 participants.
Pre-registration for Angels in the Sand is available online at sibevents.ticketleap.com/sandangels or in person at Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road, or the SIB Government Center. For more information about Angels in the Sand, visit sibfl.net/sandangels or call 305.792.1706.