Drive For Schools Annual Car Giveaway Fundraiser

Drive for Schools

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz, and Toyota of Santa Cruz would like to thank everyone for participating in our 14th 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 2018 Drive For Schools program.

With your help, this year's event raised over $702,000 for local schools!

Drive for Schools has now raised more than $6.1 million for Santa Cruz County Schools since 2005.

Congratulations to grand prize winner, Hilario Gonzalez!

Please see the list below for all winners.

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

Drawing Results

# Prize Winner City, State
1 GRAND PRIZE: Toyota Prius C, Subaru Crosstrek or $25,000 Hilario Gonzalez Watsonville, CA
2 $1000 Cash Prize Laurie Hennig Boulder Creek, CA
3 $1000 Cash Prize Sonya McClure Santa Cruz, CA
4 $1000 Cash Prize Sylvia Rogers Santa Cruz, CA
5 $1000 Cash Prize Denis Ruttenberg Watsonville, CA
6 $1000 Cash Prize Nelly Vaquera Boggs  
7 $1000 Cash Prize Katherine Trigg Ben Lomond, CA 
8 $1000 Cash Prize Karen Juarez Aptos, CA
9 $1000 Cash Prize Elyssa Moreno Watsonville, CA
10 $1000 Cash Prize Jeff Newhouse Aptos, CA
11 $1000 Cash Prize Jose Torres Jr.  Watsonville, CA
12 Dell Williams - $1,000 Gift Certificate Matt Weaver Aptos, CA
13 Beach Cruiser Bike - Courtesy of Twisselman Enterprises Bixto Rodriguez Watsonville, CA
14 Best Western Seacliff Inn - $300 Gift Certificate Judy Beitnes Scotts Valley, CA
15 Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Mark Sela Aromas, CA
16 Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Brian & Amy Hawes Capitola, CA
17 Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Darla Damhorst Scotts Valley, CA
18 Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Miguel Moreno Watsonville, CA
19 Boardwalk - 2 All-Day Rides Wristbands Carey Webber Soquel, CA
20 Body Zone Health & Fitness - 3 mo. Membership Joel Alfaro Santa Cruz, CA
21 Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club - Golf for 2 Diana Hamilton Boulder Creek, CA
22 Café Cruz Rosticceria & Bar - $50 Gift Certificate Leif Eiriksson  
23 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Cheryl Mason Salinas, CA
24 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Stacy Suerson Prunedale, CA
25 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Juan Garcia Watsonville, CA
26 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Kent Sluiter Rancho Murietta, CA
27 Chardonnay Sailing - 2 Tickets Susan Cuseo Carbondale, CO
28 Cinelux Theatres $25 Gift Card Jeri Schipper Santa Cruz, CA
29 Cinelux Theatres $25 Gift Card Santiago Villalobos Watsonville, CA
30 Costanoa - $200 Gift Certificate Marty Bickford Santa Cruz, CA
31 Costanoa - $500 Gift Certificate Kalil Mitchell Santa Cruz, CA
32 Costco - $25 Gift Certificate Cora Rodler Santa Cruz, CA
33 Craft Gallery - $30 Gift Certificate Mark Sandman Watsonville, CA
34 Dharma's Natural Foods Restaurant - $30 Gift Certificate Dameon Bartlett Santa Cruz, CA
35 Dream Inn - 1 Nt Stay in Deluxe Ocean View Room Rosario Vega Castro Santa Cruz, CA
36 Gilda's Family Restaurant - $35 Gift Certificate Vernon Nicholson Santa Cruz, CA
37 Happy Hallow Park & Zoo - Admission for 6 people Evelyn Durant Capitola, CA
38 Imura Japanese Restaurant - $30 Gift Certificate  Shirley Matson Santa Cruz, CA
39 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Donna Ramus Santa Cruz, CA
40 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Wayne O'Hara Lodi, CA
41 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Chantel Clorer Watsonville, CA
42 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Wayne Shatter  
43 Jamba Juice- $15 Gift Certificate Jen Amos  
44 Kianti's- $25 Gift Certificate Nathan Lapp  
45 Kianti's- $25 Gift Certificate Piotr Majewski Lome Mar, CA
46 Kianti's- $25 Gift Certificate Dan San Fellipo San Jose, CA
47 Kianti's- $25 Gift Certificate Bill Albanese  
48 Laguna Seca Golf Ranch - Golf for 4 w/ carts Lilia M. Reyes Castroville, CA 
49 Monterey Bay Aquarium - Admission for 2 Anthony Garcia Salinas, CA
50 Mount Hermon - Redwood Canopy Tour for 2 Vanessa Cortes Watsonville, CA
51 Mount Hermon - Redwood Canopy Tour for 2 Yannine Robledo Watsonville, CA
52 Mount Hermon - Sequoia Aerial Adventure for 2 Lisa Sudek Santa Cruz, CA
53 Mount Hermon - Sequoia Aerial Adventure for 2 Casimiro Lopez Freedom, CA 
54 Pacific Cookie Company - 1 dozen cookies Erik Peterson Laguna Niguel
55 Pacific Cookie Company - 1 dozen cookies Ignacio Ayala  Watsonville, CA
56 Pacific Cookie Company - 1 dozen cookies KF Kenyon  
57 Palace Office & Art Supply- $45 Gift Certificate Chris Lauesen Watsonville, CA
58 Palace Office & Art Supply- $50 Gift Certificate Jessica Gavasse Aptos, CA
59 Palace Office & Art Supply- $50 Gift Certificate Janet McKinley Santa Cruz, CA
60 Palace Office & Art Supply- $55 Gift Certificate Michelle Hernandez  
61 Peet's Coffee & Tea - $20 Gift Certificate Betty Mello  
62 Peet's Coffee & Tea - $20 Gift Certificate Sandra Routh Paso Robles
63 Peet's Coffee & Tea - $20 Gift Certificate Tamara Higgins Santa Cruz, CA
64 Peet's Coffee & Tea - $20 Gift Certificate Suzan Rowan Watsonville, CA
65 Peet's Coffee & Tea - $20 Gift Certificate McRoberts Saratoga, CA
66 Roaring Camp - 2 Train Tickets Kirk Miller Santa Cruz, CA
67 Rocky's Fitness Club - 8 Personal Training Sessions Sophia Dingman Brookdale, CA
68 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Eric Smith  
69 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Stella Villegas Santa Cruz, CA
70 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Heather Babcock Santa Cruz, CA
71 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Angela Schmidt Gilroy,Ca 
72 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate John Hoffseth Watsonville, CA
73 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Eliece Horton Aptos, CA
74 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Paulina Soto Gilroy,Ca 
75 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Elsi Hernandez Prunedale, CA
76 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Iryna Foster Elk Grove, CA
77 Sanderling's Restaurant - $75 Gift Certificate Ramona Alderet Watsonville, CA
78 See's Candies - $25 Gift Card Heriberto Torres  
79 See's Candies - $25 Gift Card Shannon Seeley Aptos, CA
80 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Babette Brekka Santa Cruz, CA
81 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Amy Scalzo Aptos, CA
82 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Lily Lugo Chowchilla, CA
83 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Carl Jech San Francisco, CA
84 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Dieter Siegmund Santa Cruz, CA
85 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Sofia Lobato Watsonville, CA
86 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Valerie Ong Santa Cruz, CA
87 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Seymour  
88 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Irma Gonzalez Watsonville, CA
89 Severino's - $100 Gift Certificate Joseph Sinjur Santa Cruz, CA
90 Shadowbrook Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificate David Mccoy Rainer, CA
91 Shopper's Corner- $100 Gift Card Rogelio Zamora Watsonville, CA
92 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Admission for 2 Pam Smith Watsonville, CA
93 Skateboard - Courtesy of NHS Fun Factory W. Yoga Watsonville, CA
94 Spa Finder - $50 Gift Card The Ellefson Family Ben Lomond,Ca
95 Staganaro Bros - $40 Gift Certificate Vipaporn Nichapanich Los Gatos, CA
96 Surfrider Café - $50 Gift Card A. Millan Scotts Valley, CA
97 Surfrider Café - $50 Gift Card Grace Kau Scotts Valley, CA
98 The Bagelry - $20 Gift Certificate Tom Ginsburg Santa Cruz, CA
99 The Garden Company- $50 Gift Card Jacob Willet Santa Cruz, CA
100 Well Within Spa - $40 Hot Tub & Sauna for 2 Michelle Keelau Ben Lomond, CA 
101 Winchester Mystery Spot - Mansion Tour for 4 Woody Migliorato Royal Oaks, CA
102 Winchester Mystery Spot - Mansion Tour for 2 Taylor Kopf Mountain View, CA
103 Zeldas Restaurant - $50 Gift Card Alfonso Hernandez Watsonville, CA

2018 Most Money Raised

Elementary School

Mar Vista Elementary School


Jr. High/Middle School

Mission Hill Middle School


High School

Soquel High School


Combined Level School

Tierra Pacifica Charter School


Spirit Award

Twin Lakes Christian School


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 $6.1 million for Santa Cruz County schools through an annual car giveaway.

This year, participating schools raised $702,000.

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.

Drive For Schools Ready to Roll

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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 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 brand new Toyota Prius C (Model #1203 VIN #JTDKDTB34J1620156) or new Subaru Crosstrek (Model #KRD11 VIN #KH229536) 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.

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


Dates: The sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and ends at 1pm, Sunday, October 21, 2018. 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) brand new Toyota Prius C (Model #1203 VIN #JTDKDTB34J1620156) or one (1) new Subaru Crosstrek (Model #KRD11 VIN #KH229536) 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 28, 2018. 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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