Drive For Schools Annual Car Giveaway Fundraiser
Drive For Schools

Drive for Schools

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz, and Toyota of Santa Cruz want to thank everyone for participating in our 15th 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 2019 Drive For Schools program.

With your help, this year's event raised over $690,740 for local schools!

Drive for Schools has now raised more than $6.82 million for Santa Cruz County Schools since 2005.

Congratulations to grand prize winner, Jim Downey!

Please see the list below for all winners.

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

# PRIZE WINNER City
1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz, Toyota of Santa Cruz: GRAND PRIZE: Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota Prius LE, or $25,000 cash Jim Downey
2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Huizar Family Watsonville
3 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Allison Perkins Santa Cruz
4 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Marilyn Guyer Pasadena
5 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Kiesby Scotts Valley
6 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Karen Richmond Corralitos
7 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Benhari Santa Cruz
8 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize George Escobar Santa Cruz
9 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Mardi Ramirez Salinas
10 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Jackie Stallings Mt. Hermon
11 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $1,000 cash prize Francisco Rocha Watsonville
12 Golden State Warriors - 2 lower-level tickets to the Nov. 25, 2019 game vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, at the new Chase Center Janet McKinley Santa Cruz
13 Dell Williams Jewelers - $1,000 gift certificate Freja Rasmussen Aptos
14 Carmel Valley Ranch - 1 night in a Ranch King room and a round of golf for two Manuel Perrales Salinas
15 Coastanoa - $550 gift certificate good for lodging, massage and the restaurant Viridiana Aguirre Watsonvillle
16 Twisselman Enterprises - Momentum bicycle - the i-need-street mid-step model Tristen Somerville Soquel
17 Dream Inn - 1 night in a Deluxe Ocean View Room and dinner for two Elizabeth Hung Santa Cruz
18 Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 - gift basket including merchandise, Feed the Sharks Tour, Behind the Scenes Tour, and general admission for 5 M&B Casarez Salinas
19 Rocky's Fitness - 8 personal training sessions Barbara Lansdowne Scotts Valley
20 SF Giants Fan Pack - t-shirt, beanie, Brandon Crawford signed ball and bobblehead, Kuiper gnome, fog globe, and more! Mark Jarimaillo Watsonville
21 Boardwalk Bowl - 2-hour bowling party for 10 people, with souveneir pin and bag Chelsea Rahal Boulder Creek
22 Byington Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains - wine tasting and winery tour for 10 guests Rose Cohen Santa Cruz
23 Sea Spirit Ocean Safari - Great White Shark Safari Cruise for family of 4, plus 4 Great White Shark t-shirts Vickie Barton Aptos
24 Mount Hermon Adventures - Redwood Canopy Tour for two Melaie Jones Santa Cruz
25 Mount Hermon Adventures - Redwood Canopy Tour for two Ma Guadalupe Ledesma Watsonville
26 Santa Cruz Warriors - 4 general admission tickets to game of choice during 2019-2020 season, and fan swag pack Judy Pay Lane Soquel
27 Sea Spirit Ocean Safari - 4 tickets for a Whale Watching Safari Scott & Denise Hitzeman Scotts Valley
28 Sun Shops - Family 4-pack of FeeJays (various sizes) and two enamel camping mugs Gary Yoshida Royal Oaks
29 Mount Hermon Adventures - Sequoia Aerial Adventure for two Edgar Watsonville
30 Mount Hermon Adventures - Sequoia Aerial Adventure for two Miguel Flores Bell Gardens
31 Chardonnay Sailing Charters - 2 passes on a daily excursion sail Angela Pacheco Watsonville
32 Chardonnay Sailing Charters - 2 passes on a daily excursion sail Sacha Lozano Santa Cruz
33 Chardonnay Sailing Charters - 2 passes on a daily excursion sail Janice Tortro El ajon
34 Chardonnay Sailing Charters - 2 passes on a daily excursion sail Mary McConnel Aptos
35 Roaring Camp Railroad - 4 certificates good for either the beach train or mountain steam train Darren Gertler Soquel
36 Roaring Camp Railroad - 4 certificates good for either the beach train or mountain steam train Bettie Peterson San Jose
37 Blue & Gold Fleet, San Francisco - 4 tickets for a San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure from Pier 39 Jesse and Rachel Baliscao Aptos
38 Madame Tussauds and the San Francisco Dungeon - 4 combo tickets, each good for both attractions Karen Fischer
39 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo - 2 general admission tickets Deanna Sessums Santa Cruz
40 Monterey Bay Aquarium - 2 general admission tickets Patsy Hammond Somerset
41 SF MOMA 4 passes Vickie Barron Aptos
42 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Passes Shannon Freed Aptos
43 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Passes K. Groppi Santa Cruz
44 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Passes Julie Harvey & Mimi D'iorio Santa Cruz
45 O'Neill Yacht Charters - 2 tickets to a 1.5 hour day or sunset sail (during Apr-Oct 2020 season) Monique Smith Watsonville
46 Zelda's On the Beach - dinner for two Cornelia Beasadeara Santa Cruz
47 Winchester Mystery House - 2 Passes for the Mansion Tour Cindy Jones Santa Cruz
48 Winchester Mystery House - 2 Passes for the Mansion Tour Andrew Smith Watsonville
49 Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Resort - $75 gift certificate Chad Falsetti
50 Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Resort - $75 gift certificate Joseph Hanna Ben Lomond
51 Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Resort - $75 gift certificate Chas Nowatzki Boulder Creek
52 Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Resort - $75 gift certificate Vivian Moutafian Capitola
53 Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Resort - $75 gift certificate Lee Vaage Capitola
54 Sanderlings at Seascape Resort - $75 gift certificate Cyndi Milich Watsonville
55 Olita's Cantina & Grille on the Santa Cruz Wharf - dinner for two Ariana Veliz Santa Cruz
56 Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club - round of golf for two Rona Fennessy Santa Cruz
57 CuriOdyssey Science Playground & Zoo, San Mateo - 4 general admission passes Nadia Vasquez Capitola
58 Kayak Connection - Half-day double-kayak rental from the Santa Cruz Harbor or Elkhorn Slough Hutchings Santa Cruz
59 Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, San Jose - 4 passes Leonida Corpuz Aptos
60 O'Neill Surf Shops - $50 gift card Jose Sanchez Watsonville
61 Shopper's Corner - $50 gift card Alayna Pham Watsonville
62 Shopper's Corner - $50 gift card Isaac Aldana O. Watsonville
63 Shopper's Corner - $50 gift card Jose Luis Rivera Santa Cruz
64 Shopper's Corner - $50 gift card Golder Santa Cruz
65 Shopper's Corner - $50 gift card Iliana Fahey Vivo Watsonville
66 Shopper's Corner - $50 gift card Johnny Bermio Watsonville
67 Cremer House Restaurant - $50 gift card Jeh Caddes Soquel
68 Wild Roots Market - $50 gift card Blair Kott Belmont
69 Shadowbrook or Crow's Nest - $50 gift card valid at either restaurant Huizar Family Watsonville
70 Cafe Cruz - $50 gift card Dale Davis
71 Well Within Spa - hot tub and sauna session for two (50 minutes) Sabrina Siino Twain Harte
72 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 gift certificate Mary Garcia
73 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 gift certificate Leonel Valencia Watsonville
74 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 gift certificate Renee Bernardo Marina
75 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 gift certificate Felicia Cawaling Freedom
76 The Garden Company - $50 gift certificate Rosemary Silveira Watsonville
77 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $50 pre-loaded MyBoardwalk Card V. McWilliams Royal Oaks
78 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $50 pre-loaded MyBoardwalk Card Cheryl Winterburn Capitola
79 Zachary's Restaurant - breakfast or lunch for two Larry Neuburger Sarasota, FL
80 Dharma's Restaurant - $40 gift card Diane Hamilton Boulder Creek
81 Bargetto Winery, Soquel - 1 bottle of Pino Grigio and 1 bottle of Lodi Zinfandel Cory Montanez
82 Cafe Sparrow - lunch or brunch for two John & Carrie Howard Santa Cruz
83 Tranquille Spa, Hair & Make-up Boutique - brow arch and tint Dan Reedy Ben Lomond
84 Craft Gallery - $30 gift certificate Kurt Soenen Santa Cruz
85 Bagelry - $30 in "Bagel Bucks" good at any location Teresa Wagenhoffer Aptos
86 Costco - $25 gift card Maria Elena Nieto Santa Cruz
87 Emily's Good Things to Eat - $20 gift certificate Doughty Santa Cruz
88 Emily's Good Things to Eat - $20 gift certificate Susan DeCamp Royal Oaks
89 Emily's Good Things to Eat - $20 gift certificate Lutfin Chowdhury Santa Cruz
90 Emily's Good Things to Eat - $20 gift certificate Aaron Quintana Watsonville
91 Emily's Good Things to Eat - $20 gift certificate Violeta Law Santa Cruz
92 Pacific Cookie Company - certificate good for one dozen cookies Jaime Lopez San Mateo
93 Pacific Cookie Company - certificate good for one dozen cookies Rich Nohrden
94 Pacific Cookie Company - certificate good for one dozen cookies Sal Beltran Watsonville
95 Pacific Cookie Company - certificate good for one dozen cookies Aldere Cisneros Watsonville
96 Zoccoli's Italian Delicatessen - $20 gift card Reuben Rogers
97 Mission Hill Creamery - $20 gift certificate Tami Snook Aptos
98 Cinelux Theaters - "Admit 2" pass Mary Litel Walsh Aptos
99 Cinelux Theaters - "Admit 2" pass Gabriel Ramirez Freedom
100 Marianne's Ice Cream - $10 gift certificate Steve Nelson Freedom
101 Marianne's Ice Cream - $10 gift certificate Hugo Maya Watsonville

2019 Most Money Raised

Elementary School

Valencia Elementary School

$29,542

Jr. High/Middle School

SLV Nature Academy

$12,150

High School

St Francis Catholic School

$30,300

Combined Level School

Watsonville Charter School of the Arts

$25,677

Spirit Award

Green Valley Christian School

$21,085

About Drive For Schools

Drive For Schools, founded in 2005 by Subaru of Santa Cruz and now sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz and Toyota of Santa Cruz, has successfully raised more than $6.82 million for Santa Cruz County schools through an annual car giveaway.

This year, participating schools raised over $690,740.

All elementary, middle and high schools in Santa Cruz County are invited to participate. 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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Subaru of Santa Cruz
Toyota of Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz and Toyota of Santa Cruz are thankful for the generosity of Mission Printers, Dell Williams Jewelers and the many local businesses that donated prizes. We'd also like to thank all of our 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 brand new Toyota Prius LE (Model #1221 VIN #JTDKARFU3K3092677) or new Subaru Crosstrek (Model #13184 VIN #JF2GTACC1K8366234) 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

Sponsors:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk,
400 Beach Street,
Santa Cruz, California, 95060, USA.
Telephone: 831-460-3345.

Toyota of Santa Cruz or Subaru of Santa Cruz
4200 Auto Plaza Drive
Capitola, CA 95010, USA.
Telephone: (831) 462-4200

Website: beachboardwalk.com/driveforschools
E-mail: driveforschools@yahoo.com

Dates: The sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and ends at 1pm, Sunday, October 20, 2019. In addition to the tickets sold in participating schools, tickets will be sold on the day of the drawing, October 27 at 1pm, 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) brand new Toyota Prius LE (Model #1221 VIN #JTDKARFU3K3092677) or one (1) new Subaru Crosstrek (Model #13184 VIN #JF2GTACC1K8366234) including tax, title, and license or $25,000 cash. Winner selects which of these three (3) options they want. Additional prizes are listed at beachboardwalk.com/Drive-For-Schools/Prizes.

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 27, 2019. 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 of Santa Cruz, Subaru of 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, Toyota of Santa Cruz, and Subaru 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 the 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, Toyota of Santa Cruz, and Subaru of Santa Cruz reserve the right to modify this contest at any time in the event of an uncontrollable circumstance.

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