Published: Apr 06, 2013 8:24 AM EDT

Fort Myers Beach, Fla.- Fort Myers Beach is the site of the very first U.S. all-women's sand sculpting competition. The Sand Bash Women's Master Sand Sculpting Championship takes place from April 5 through April 14, with proceeds benefiting the Southwest Florida affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Professional women sand sculptors from Australia, Latvia, Netherlands, Italy, Canada and the United States will be competing in solo and double divisions. In addition to the sand sculptures, live shows, children's activities and a specialty retail market will be entertaining visitors each day.

Admission to the event is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Children under five years of age will be admitted at no cost. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about Sand Bash, please visit For more information about Komen, visit