Drive For Schools Annual Car Giveaway Fundraiser

Drive For Schools

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and The Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group want to thank everyone for participating in our 13th annual car giveaway! This event wouldn't be possible without the generosity of local businesses and school volunteers who donated their time and valuable prizes to the 2017 Drive For Schools program.

With your help, this year's event raised over $714,000 for local schools!

Drive for Schools has now raised more than $5.4 million for Santa Cruz County Schools since 2005.

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner, Lisandro de la T.!

Please see the list below for all the winners.

Thank you for your amazing support of Santa Cruz County Schools!

Drawing Results




1 GRAND PRIZE: Toyota Prius, Subaru Outback or $25,000 Lisandro de la T. Watsonville
2 $1000 Cash Prize Elise McHatton Scotts Valley
3 $1000 Cash Prize Carrie Staton Santa Cruz
4 $1000 Cash Prize Laura Mendoza Salinas
5 $1000 Cash Prize Margaret Moore Soquel
6 $1000 Cash Prize Jim Trumpbour Santa Cruz
7 $1000 Cash Prize Richard Matys Aptos
8 $1000 Cash Prize Ana Mandujano Watsonville
9 $1000 Cash Prize Lili Ana Sturgis  
10 $1000 Cash Prize Linda Snook Santa Cruz
11 $1000 Cash Prize Mizpah Brown-Rich Fremont
12 Dell Williams- $1,000 Gift Certificate Barb Raab Santa Cruz
13 Beach Cruiser Bike- Courtesy of Twisselman Enterprises Dakota Bamford Aptos
14 $100 Cash- Courtesy of Jason Iwatsuru Anthony Garea Alameda
15 Beach Street Café- $100 Gift Certificate Larry Easterling Royal Oaks
16 Best Western Seacliff Inn- 1 Night Stay Sophia Albro Felton
17 Best Western Seacliff Inn- 1 Night Stay Rose Kienitake Pasadena
18 Boardwalk- 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Maria Hurtado Watsonville
19 Boardwalk- 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Stephen Green Santa Cruz
20 Boardwalk- 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Rebecca Hilario San Francisco
21 Boardwalk- 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Cacilia Saavedra Watsonville
22 Boardwalk- 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Carolyn Dille  
23 Body Zone Health & Fitness- 3 mo. Membership Helen P. San Jose
24 Boulder Creek- Golf for 2 Lucia Ojeda Martinez Soquel
25 Burger- $50 Gift Certificate Angelica Rodriquez Moss Landing
26 Burger- $50 Gift Certificate Fatima Patino Royal Oaks
27 Castanoa- 2 Nts in Pine Village Bungalow Grace & Sammy Nigh Aptos
28 Chaminade- Sunday Brunch for 2 Tara Walker Santa Cruz
29 Chardonnay Sailing- 2 Tickets Lisa Kurrle Scotts Valley
30 Chardonnay Sailing- 2 Tickets Juan Cristobal Serrano Watsonville
31 Chardonnay Sailing- 2 Tickets Susan Yedlicka  
32 Chardonnay Sailing- 2 Tickets Christie Donaldson Capitola
33 Chardonnay Sailing- 2 Tickets Tibor Schoenfeld Aptos
34 Costco- $25 Gift Certificate Dena Smita  
35 Craft Gallery- $30 Gift Certificate Erik S. L. V. Royal Oaks
36 Crow's Nest or Shadowbrook- $50 Gift Certificate Kim McNeely San Jose
37 Dream Inn- 1 Nt Stay & Dinner for 2 Frank Thompson Manteca
38 Emily's Bakery- $25 Gift Certificate Nadia Carlos Santa Cruz
39 Emily's Bakery- $25 Gift Certificate Therese Schecter San Jose
40 Emily's Bakery- $25 Gift Certificate Zack Silva Soquel
41 Emily's Bakery- $25 Gift Certificate Merlet  
42 Golden State Warriors- 2 lower level 11/06/17 Jack Menear Santa Cruz
43 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Marta Rivas Santa Cruz
44 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Shanda Towles Aptos
45 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Kit Anderson Santa Cruz
46 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Ginger Stetson Morgan Hill
47 Kianti's- $25 Gift Certificate Rosalba Torres Watsonville
48 Kianti's- $25 Gif Certificate Dale Tracy Aptos
49 Kianti's- $25 Gift Certificate Steve Berti Corralitos
50 Kianti's- $25 Gift Certificate Jennifer Logan Santa Cruz
51 Laguna Seca Golf Ranch- Golf for 4 w/ carts Melinda Thomson La Selva
52 Mission Hill Creamery- $20 Gift Certificate Dave Klint Scotts Valley
53 Mount Hermon- Redwood Canopy Tour for 2 Jan Swanson Aptos
54 Mount Hermon- Redwood Canopy Tour or 2 Kirk Dicicco Watsonville
55 Mount Hermon- Sequoia Aerial Adventure for 2 Danielle Duyvestyn Santa Cruz
56 Mount Hermon- Sequoia Aerial Adventure for 2 Courtney Nguyen Soquel
57 O'Neill's- $50 Gift Certificate Olga M. Casillas Soledad
58 O'Neill's- $50 Gift Certificate Julia Etow Santa Cruz
59 Pacific Cookie Company- 1 dozen cookies Shawn Coulson Santa Cruz
60 Pacific Cookie Company- 1 dozen cookies Denise Spear Aptos
61 Pacific Cookie Company- 1 dozen cookies Araseli Rubio Freedom
62 Palace Office & Art Supply- $40 Gift Certificate Lydia Lopez Capitola
63 Palace Office & Art Supply- $40 Gift Certificate Juan Ramirez Watsonville
64 Palace Office & Art Supply- $40 Gift Certificate Paul Aguilar Felton
65 Phil's Fish Market- $50 Gift Certificate Mary Pavone San Jose
66 Regal Cinemas- 2 tickets Tad Yancheski Newark
67 Regal Cinemas- 2 tickets Bill McGrath Walnut Creek
68 Regal Cinemas- 2 tickets Mary Burdette Soquel
69 Regal Cinemas- 2 tickets Justin Stout Morgan Hill
70 Regal Cinemas- 2 tickets Tracy Gilliam Scotts Valley
71 Roaring Camp- 2 train tickets Paul Imthurn Santa Cruz
72 Rocky's Fitness- 8 Semi-Private Trainings/Book/DVD Gwyn Vandevere Santa Cruz
73 Sage Float Spa- 60 min float Mary Joy Lugtu Santa Cruz
74 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 courtside 11/15/17 Marsha Best Watsonville
75 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 tickets 1/17/17 Charity Kim San Jose
76 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 tickets 11/10/17 Katherine Trigg Ben Lomand
77 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 tickets 11/15/17 Brian Schwazmann Santa Cruz
78 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 tickets 11/17/17 Erica Roberts Soquel
79 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 tickets 12/03/17 Sydney & Lauren Lopez  
80 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 tickets 12/15/17 Paul Elerick Aptos
81 Santa Cruz Warriors- 2 tickets 12/16/17 Jennifer Hanzlik Santa Cruz
82 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Lisa Schwarz Santa Cruz
83 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Martha Leal Watsonville
84 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Daniel Lopez Alviso
85 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Aurelio Mendoza Watsonville
86 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Laurie Nowark Aptos
87 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Justin Sanders Aromas
88 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Orlando Santos  
89 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Michael Will Gilroy
90 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Lela Willet Santa Cruz
91 Severino's- $100 Gift Certificate Kristin Ghbeish Boulder Creek
92 Shopper's Corner- $100 Gift Certificate  Jose Martinez Watsonville
93 Staganaro Bros- $30 Gift Certificate Mealifffe Family Santa Cruz
94 Staganaro Bros- $50 Gift Certificate Isaias Martinez Watsonville
95 Staganaro Bros- $50 Gift Certificate Hermilo Acosta Watsonville
96 The Bagelry- $15 Gift Certificate Elizabeth Brennan Aptos
97 The Bagelry- $15 Gift Certificate Maria Celaya Salinas
98 The Garden Company- $50 Gift Certificate Laura Jones  
99 Ultra Derm Med Spa Basket Cealia Ortega Watsonville
100 Vtech- Kidizoom Smart Watch Bill Hopkins  
101 Vtech- Kidizoom Smart Watch Silverio Reyes Freedom
102 Zeldas Restaurant- Lunch for 2 Karina Gempos  

About Drive For Schools

Drive For Schools, founded in 2005 by Subaru of Santa Cruz and now sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and The Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group, has successfully raised more than $5.4 million for Santa Cruz County schools through an annual car giveaway. This is the largest fundraiser for Santa Cruz County schools.

This year, participating schools raised over $714,000.

All elementary, middle and high schools in Santa Cruz County are invited to participate and this is the largest fundraiser for schools in Santa Cruz County. This year, more schools than ever have chosen to participate in this amazing event. Best of all, each participating school keeps every dollar they earn AND they decide how best to spend the money..

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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group are thankful for the generosity of Mission Printers, Dell Williams Jewelers and all of our additional media sponsors for their support of Drive for Schools.

Contest Rules

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Winner must take physical delivery of the grand prize of a new 2017 Toyota Prius C (Model #1201 VIN#JTDKDTB 38H1591206) or new 2017 Subaru Outback (Model #JDB-01 VIN#4S4BSAAC1J3208918) in person in Santa Cruz California. The Prius or Subaru can be claimed at Toyota of Santa Cruz or Subaru of Santa Cruz. Participation in this contest constitutes full acceptance of all rules. This contest is void in New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. military installations and outside of the United States. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

To obtain a complimentary ticket, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to Jody Turner, Attn: Drive for Schools, Toyota Santa Cruz, 4200 Auto Plaza Drive, Capitola, CA 95010.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, California, 95060, USA. Telephone: 831-460-3345. Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group, 4200 Auto Plaza Drive, Capitola, CA 95010, USA. Telephone: (831) 462-4200


Dates: The sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, and ends at 1pm, Sunday, October 22, 2017. In addition to the tickets sold in participating schools, tickets will be sold on the day of the drawing at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Proceeds from tickets sold on the day of the drawing will benefit the Santa Cruz County Office of Education Special Education Department.

Prize: Grand Prize consists of a one (1) new 2017 Toyota Prius C (Model #1201 VIN#JTDKDTB 38H1591206) or one (1) new 2017 Subaru Outback (Model #JDB-01 VIN#4S4BSAAC1J3208918) including tax, title, and license or $25,000 cash. Winner selects which of these three (3) options they want. Additional prizes are listed at

Grand Prize will be drawn first followed by the additional prizes. Each purchased ticket is eligible to win only once.

Entries: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Entrants must meet insurance requirements and have a valid driver license. All entries and information therein become the property of the Sponsor. This sweepstake is open to all legal residents of the United States except where prohibited by law and the following individuals: Karley Pope of Santa Cruz Seaside Company and Jody Turner of Toyota of Santa Cruz. Odds are based on the number of entries received.

Winner: The winner will be drawn on or about Sunday, October 29, 2017. The winner need not be present at drawing to win and will be notified via telephone or mail within 15 days of the drawing. The grand prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within fourteen (14) days following confirmation of the prize by the winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

The grand prize winner will be required to sign a Release of Liability and photography release agreeing to the use of his or her name and likeness for publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation. The grand prize winner must provide all necessary Federal and State tax-reporting information and proof of proper insurance before receiving the prize. All local, state, and federal taxes, and fees apply and are the winner's sole responsibility. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items once in the winner's possession. Prize winners release sponsors of any liability incurred in connection with the acceptance of the prize. No transfer or substitution of prizes allowed. To obtain a written notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a written request to: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz California, 95060.

Limitations of Liability: Acceptance of the prize constitutes a release of Santa Cruz Seaside Company, Toyota Santa Cruz, and all affiliated contest co-sponsors, its agents, and employees from all responsibility to the winner.

General Terms and Conditions: By entering this contest, each participant agrees to these rules, and the decision of the sponsor, will be final. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Toyota of Santa Cruz and their affiliated co-sponsors, their employees, affiliates, contractors, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be held liable for: (1) Late, lost, misdirected, incorrect, or incomplete entries. (2) Any equipment malfunction, such as Internet, network, server, telephone, etc. (3) Any injuries, loss, or damage caused or created as a result of the prize, acceptance of the prize, or use of the prize. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Toyota of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County reserve the right to modify this contest at any time in the event of an uncontrollable circumstance.


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