Drive for Schools

A huge thanks everyone for participating in our 16th 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 2020 Drive For Schools program.

With your help, this year's event raised over $423,000 for local schools!

Drive for Schools has now raised more than $7.2 million for Santa Cruz County Schools since 2005.

Top Selling Schools

  • Elementary School- Valencia Elementary School- $20,386
  • Jr. High School- SLV Middle School- $7,840
  • High School- St Francis Catholic School- $42,00
  • Multiple Grades- Twin Lakes Christain School- $23,020
  • Spirit Award- Salesian Elementary- $12,600
Photo of winner

Congratulations to grand prize winner, Ron Haberman!

Please see the list below for all winners.

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

Drawing Results

1 $25,000 Grand Prize Ron Haberman Watsonville
2 $1000 Prize Heather Claussen Santa Cruz
3 $1000 Prize Christi Wissler Glencoe
4 $1000 Prize Fred Feldman & Marianne Balog Ben Lomond
5 $1000 Prize Roberta Pruitt Watsonville
6 $1000 Prize The Potes Family Aptos
7 Dell Williams Jewelers - $500 Gift Certificate Robert Hudock Scotts Valley
8 Dell Williams Jewelers - $500 Gift Certificate Mr. & Mrs. Fowler Royal Oaks
9 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa - 1 Night in a Harbor Balcony Room Ann Farrier Aptos
10 Golden State Warriors - Steph Curry Signed Jersey + swag Corinne Erly Seaview
11 San Francisco 49ers Foundation - Jerry Rice Signed Gloves Dan Moran  
12 Adventure Sports Unlimited - Private Swim Lesson for 1 + swag Edgar Herrera Santa Cruz
13 "Floating for Fun" acrylic painting by Yeshe Jackson Jeff Shilling Scotts Valley
14 Paradigm Sport - 1 Month Peak Membership Haley Sun Santa Cruz
15 Costanoa - 2 Nights Stay in a Pine Village Bungalow Toni Robinson Aptos
16 Dream Inn - 1 Night Stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Room Max MacNaughton Santa Cruz
17 Mount Hermon Adventures - Sequoia Aerial Adventure for 2 Amanda Bell Scotts Valley
18 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Vincent Rushlow Watsonville
19 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Erin Fitzgerald Watsonville
20 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Leticia Diaz Freedom
21 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Maria Cervantes Watsonville
22 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Alexis Traub Watsonville
23 NHS Santa Cruz Skateboard featuring Screaming Hand Fausto Rubio Watsonville
24 New Leaf Community Markets - $100 Gift Card Christine Smith Watsonville
25 New Leaf Community Markets - $100 Gift Card Santa Cruz Capital LLC Capitola
26 Sushi Garden Restaurant Watsonville - $50 Gift Certificate Nathanael Edwards Gilroy
27 Sushi Garden Restaurant Watsonville - $50 Gift Certificate Paul Armijo Rocinda
28 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 Gift Certificate Andrea Gilroy
29 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 Gift Certificate Porcila Wilson Santa Cruz
30 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 Gift Certificate Laura Ramsay Watsonville
31 Palace Art & Office Supply - $50 Gift Certificate Zach Davison-Wilson & Family Aptos
32 Crow's Nest Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificate Nena Valbuena Watsonville
33 O'Neill Surf Shop - $50 Gift Card Kayo Okohira Gilroy
34 Shopper's Corner - $50 Gift Card Gail Atlansky Santa Cruz
35 Shadowbrook Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificate Shannon Turner Mt. Shasta
36 The Garden Company - $50 Gift Card Sierra F. San Jose
37 Zelda's Restaurant - Dinner for Two John Kish Aptos
38 Costco Wholesale - $50 Gift Card Jodi Carknan Ben Lomond
39 Bookshop Santa Cruz - Kid's Hardcover Care Package Kish Scotts Valley
40 Santa Cruz Diner - $25 Gift Certificate Peggy Jones El Dorado Hills
41 Santa Cruz Diner - $25 Gift Certificate Andrea Gilroy
42 Zoccoli's Italian Delicatessen - $25 Gift Card Emily Dore Ben Lomond
43 Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company - $25 Gift Card Eileen Streller Scotts Valley
44 Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company - $25 Gift Card June Hull Scotts Valley
45 Pacific Cookie Company - 1 dozen cookies Christian Cinelli Soquel
46 Pacific Cookie Company - 1 dozen cookies Nick Maridon Watsonville
47 Pacific Cookie Company - 1 dozen cookies Sarah Stewart Aptos
48 Pacific Cookie Company - 1 dozen cookies Lorraine Strassman Scotts Valley
49 Marianne's Ice Cream - $10 Gift Certificate Norma Nohrden Watsonville
50 Marianne's Ice Cream - $10 Gift Certificate Alfredo Manrique Santa Cruz
51 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $20 My Boardwalk Play Card Nicole Winovich Scotts Valley
52 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $20 My Boardwalk Play Card Eric Imai Santa Cruz
53 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $20 My Boardwalk Play Card Laura Morris Salinas
54 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $20 My Boardwalk Play Card Wendy Wade Capitola
55 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - $20 My Boardwalk Play Card Lexa Cora Hall Watsonville

About Drive For Schools

Drive For Schools, founded in 2005 by Subaru of Santa Cruz and now sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has successfully raised more than $7.2 million for Santa Cruz County schools through this annual fundraiser.

This year, participating schools raised $423,000.

All elementary, middle and high schools in Santa Cruz County are invited to participate. Best of all, each participating school keeps every dollar they earn AND they decide how best to spend the money.

Drive For Schools Ready to Roll

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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is grateful for the generosity of Mission Printers, Dell Williams Jewelers and the many local businesses that donate prizes. We would 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. 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 Marcy Brenkwitz, Attn: Drive for Schools, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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

Website: beachboardwalk.com/driveforschools
Email: [email protected]

Dates: The sweepstakes begins on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, and ends at 1pm, Sunday, November 1, 2020. In addition to the tickets sold in participating schools, tickets will be sold on the day of the drawing, November 1 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 one $25,000 cash prize. Additional prizes will be listed soon.

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 and Marcy Brenkwitz of the Santa Cruz Seaside Company. Odds are based on the number of entries received.

Winner: The winner will be drawn on or about Sunday, November 1, 2020. 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 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 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 reserves the right to modify this contest at any time in the event of an uncontrollable circumstance.

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