Our Events

Beach Cleanups
San Diego BIG partners with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD.org) and we are members of the Mission Beach Town Council. ILACSD has two main cleanups in San Diego, often with over 170 sites per event across San Diego County. They continue to be San Diego’s leading environmental organization in San Diego County connecting over 60,000 youth and adults with the local environment each year. SD BIG hosts one of these sites at South Mission Beach for both the Creek to Bay in April and the Coastal Cleanup Day in September. We often get up to 200 volunteers that come to this location to help keep our beaches clean. Check out the our photos!
To learn more and register for these events, please click the links below. SD BIG usually will do announcements for these events at our location through our newsletters and social media posts.
APRIL: Creek to Bay
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BIG Kahuna Fundraiser
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Our BIG Kahuna Fundraiser supports all our projects including maintaining the 14 beach volley courts, outdoor basketball court and utility box painting. Currently our projects are in Mission Beach. As we grow as a nonprofit, our vision includes improvement, beautification and maintenance of all San Diego Beach amenities. One step at a time! 
In 2020, we have been granted an opportunity to update the landscaping, bathrooms and parking lot at South Mission Beach.
We will approach this project in 5 phases:
PHASE ONE: Taking in suggestions from community members & visitors
Send your suggestions to us! Email SanDIegoBIG@gmail.com
PHASE TWO: Design Options with budgets
PHASE THREE: Voting and updates
PHASE FOUR: Fundraising & Seeking Grants
PHASE FIVE: Implementation (Sept-Jun)
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Annual Polar Bear Classic

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The Polar Bear Tournament is an annual event where individuals are partnered up for a 2-on-2 beach volleyball tournament. Breakfast, lunch, awards, sweatshirts and a great day to celebrate our sport and raise money for Starlings Volleyball Clubs who serve underprivileged kids and San Diego BIG. Divisions include Mens, Womens, Father-Daughter, Father-Son, Mother-Daughter, and youth (U18, U16, U14 & U12).



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See our Facebook Page for details on how to join these events: facebook.com/SanDiegoBIG
Learn more here about how to support these projects and our mission!
Contact us today to learn more about our projects and how you can help.
Donate to SD BIG nonprofit and our efforts in general or choose a specific projects that you want to support. We love your input and feedback and often hear that you want to know exactly where the money goes. We are actively seeking sponsorships and grants to help us with keeping the lights on and a percentage of all donations do help us do this but our goal is to make sure that most of the money goes towards the projects you care about!
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Sponsors enjoy promotions and opportunities to be highlighted in various ways throughout the year at our events as well as through our marketing efforts with eNewsletters, social media, press releases and more. We will keep you posted on our progress and appreciate your generous contributions and help to keep our beaches beautiful and well-maintained!
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