Drive For Schools

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is excited to invite all Santa Cruz County schools to participate in our 17th annual school fundraiser – DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS.

Drive for Schools founded in 2005 by Subaru of Santa Cruz successfully raised over $423,000 for local schools in 2020 and more than $7.2 million total since 2005.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is more committed than ever to ensuring this important fundraiser for Santa Cruz County schools continues to thrive.

This year’s event is sponsored entirely by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and this year’s grand prize is $25,000 cash. We will no longer be offering a car as a grand prize. We will also give away five $1,000 cash prizes, plus many additional prizes.

As always, all elementary, middle, and high schools in Santa Cruz County are invited to participate at absolutely NO COST. We provide the prizes, print the tickets, produce promotional materials and your school sells the $5 tickets and keeps every single dollar you raise. Since each school has their own personality, you can handle ticket sales to match your school’s individual needs.

To participate, please e-mail Marcy Brenkwitz [email protected] by September 1 with your school name, principal’s name, fundraising coordinator’s name, e-mail address, and phone number. Marcy can also be reached at 831-460-3321.

Tickets and relevant information can be picked up at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Season Pass Office from 2pm – 7:30pm Wednesday, September 15 or Thursday, September 16. Selling can start immediately after picking up your tickets and continue until Sunday, October 17. The drawing will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Sunday, October 24.

As you plan for the 2021-2022 school year, we hope your school will participate in the 2021 DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS!


Charles Canfield, Chairman
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Karl Rice, President
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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