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SPOGOMI is a sport invented in 2008 by the representative of Social Sports Initiative, Mamitsuka Kenichi, under the slogan, “Trash pickup is a sport!

Here is a message from Spogomi World Cup!

We are proud to announce the Spogomi World Cup 2023 USA Stage!  Spogomi is a Japanese organization dedicated to preserving the beauty of our planet by transforming cleanups into engaging and enjoyable sports since 2008.

Join us on July 29th, 2023, at Venice Beach for a day of fun and environmental activism, participating in “Spogomi”, a sport in which teams compete against each other for points awarded according to the amount and type of trash picked up in a given area within a set time limit. The winning team will have the chance to represent the USA in the World Cup scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 19th to 23rd November 2023 (all travel/accommodations covered).

Team Requirements:

  • Teams must consist of three members (sign up with your friends/family!)
  • All ages are welcome (at least one team member must be 18+ for participants under 12 with consent of a parent/guardian)
  • At least two team members must be an American citizen/residents (no visiting tourists)


Get ready for a treasure trove of rewards at the Spogomi World Cup! We believe that every team deserves a prize for their fantastic efforts, and we’ve lined up an exciting array of rewards for all participating teams and winners.🌟

✈️🌍 The Grand Prize: For the team that picks up the most trash and scores the highest points, we’re packing you off on an all-expenses-paid trip to the world-renowned city of Tokyo, Japan, for the Spogomi World Cup! Explore the vibrant city and represent the USA on an international platform! 🇺🇸🇯🇵

🥈🥉 Runner-Up Rewards: Our 2nd and 3rd place teams won’t go home empty-handed. Thanks to our amazing partners at Venice Community Cleanups and Venice Beach BID, you’ll be receiving gift cards to local Venice businesses! Dine in delicious local restaurants or shop in quirky Venice gift shops – all while supporting the community you’ve helped clean up. 🍽️🛍️

🎁 For Every Team: We believe in rewarding every effort. So each team that participates in our clean-up competition will receive a $50 DoorDash credit! Enjoy a meal of your choice, and consider it our way of saying ‘thank you’ for making a difference. 🍔🍣

With prizes like these, the competition just got a whole lot more exciting! So, gather your team, sign up for the Spogomi World Cup, and let’s make this a contest to remember!



If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected]. In the event of a large number of applicants, applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis or by lottery. We can’t wait to see you there!

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About Venice Beach Games:  Venice Beach Games is proud to announce its partnership with the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Rec. & Parks to produce The Venice Beach Games 2023.  The event is a giant outdoor celebration of sports and fitness, that brings together the entire community and beyond in a healthy, fun, day of sports, fitness, competition, and camaraderie.

The entire park and its glorious amenities are full of organized activity put on by the fantastic groups of people playing here. It is a day where the public can join 40+ sports and fitness groups running free competitions and classes. Our Fitness Zone and Group Fitness Stage at Muscle Beach facilitate guest interaction with the best in group workouts, local gyms, wellness, and more.

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Thank You to Our Partners