Get Your Tickets Today!

To purchase tickets, find your favorite school listed below and contact the ticket coordinator. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.

Tickets are on sale through participating schools starting Wednesday, September 15 through Sunday, October 17. All purchased tickets must be returned to your school by its posted deadline. Purchased tickets will not be accepted at the Boardwalk. The drawing will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at 1pm on Sunday, October 24.

Tickets will also 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.

About Drive For Schools

Founded in 2005 by Subaru of Santa Cruz and now sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Despite the pandemic, Drive for Schools successfully raised over $423,000 for local schools in 2020 and has raised more than $7.2 million total since 2005.

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.

This year's grand prize is $25,000 cash. We will also give away five $1,000 cash prizes, plus many additional prizes.

The grand prize and five $1,000 cash prizes are provided by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. All other prizes are generously donated by the local businesses listed below. We are grateful for their support!

Go to the latest list of fabulous prizes.  ⇨

Prize listed updated periodically between now and the drawing on October 24.

Drive For Schools Ready to Roll

Participating Schools as of October 4, 2021




ALTERNATIVE FAMILY EDUCATION (AFE) Zan Lahara [email protected]
ALIANZA CHARTER SCHOOL Melinda Luna [email protected]
ANN SOLDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elaine Parker [email protected]
APTOS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Christina Bocanegra [email protected]
APTOS HIGH SCHOOL Rachael O'Hara [email protected]
THE BAY SCHOOL Josh Stogner [email protected]
BAY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cecilia Shin [email protected]
BAYMONTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Pam Hanson [email protected]
BONNY DOON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Ola Mugnier [email protected]
BOULDER CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Dawn Harker [email protected]
BRADLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Natalie McEwen [email protected]
BRANCIFORTE MIDDLE SCHOOL Laura Jones [email protected]
BROOK KNOLL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Lindsey Rice [email protected]
CALABASAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Paula Twisselman [email protected]
CEIBA COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY Jacqueline Alcala [email protected]
CESAR E. CHAVEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL Jason Rooney [email protected]
DELAVEAGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mary Lieby [email protected]
DEL MAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Marilyn Rockey [email protected]
DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE Marci Keller [email protected]
FREEDOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Francine Holland [email protected]
GAULT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Ashley Crawford [email protected]
GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL Rita Spalding [email protected]
GREEN ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Rob Williams [email protected]
GREEN VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Jee Kajihara [email protected]
H. A. HYDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Brooke Hofkins [email protected]
HALL DISTRICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cynthia Torres [email protected]
HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Caroline Frier [email protected]
HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL Chandra Morvay [email protected]
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL Monica Terrazas [email protected]
LANDMARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Jenna Wafford [email protected]
LINSCOTT CHARTER SCHOOL Kristie Fowler [email protected]
LIVE OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Diana Susoy [email protected]
MacQUIDDY ELEMENTARY Michael Dougherty [email protected]
MAIN STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mari Anderson [email protected]
MAR VISTA ELEMENTARY Tricia Aminifard [email protected]
MINTIE WHITE ELEMENTARY Rich Moran [email protected]
MISSION HILL JR HIGH Shawna Ristic [email protected]
MONARCH COMMUNITY Jessy Lawless [email protected]
MORELAND NOTRE DAME Kris Burkett [email protected]
MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Emkay Forest [email protected]
MOUNT MADONNA Linda Manzur [email protected]
NEW BRIGHTON MIDDLE Cory Montanez [email protected]
OCEAN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION Susan Finnegan [email protected]
OHLONE ELEMENTARY Roseanna Gutierrez [email protected]
ORCHARD SCHOOL Manila Bol [email protected]
PACIFIC COAST CHARTER Tracy Laws [email protected]
PACIFIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Samantha Rosasco [email protected]
PAJARO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Julie Brusa [email protected]
RADCLIFF ELEMENTARY Heather Bailey [email protected]
RIO DEL MAR ELEMENTARY Adriana Rodoni [email protected]
ROLLING HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL Nicholas Bugayong [email protected]
SALESIAN ELEMENTARY & JR HIGH Sara Triacca [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY ELEMENTARY Amanda Berger [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY MIDDLE Melissa Harrell [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY MUSIC BOOTSERS Melissa Harrell [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY CHARTER Danelle Matteson [email protected]
SANTA CRUZ GARDENS Sarah Webber [email protected]
SANTA CRUZ HIGH Kelly Zilliacus [email protected]
SANTA CRUZ WALDORF Christopher Hoffman [email protected]
SCOTTS VALLEY HIGH Lorraine Strassman [email protected]
SCOTTS VALLEY MIDDLE Erica Turzak [email protected]
SOQUEL ELEMENTARY Colleen Dunn [email protected]
SOQUEL HIGH Tory Del Favero [email protected]
ST. ABRAHAM'S CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Shannon Darton [email protected]
ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL Nicole Dewig [email protected]
STARLIGHT ELEMENTARY Carl Jacquard [email protected]
TWIN LAKES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Danae Miller [email protected]
VALENCIA ELEMENTARY Lizzy Anderson [email protected]
VHM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Sherry Boles [email protected]
VINE HILL ELEMENTARY Austin Kish [email protected]
WESTLAKE ELEMENTARY Amy Dahlen [email protected]

Here's some selling best practices to help participating schools maximize their earnings. ⇨

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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is grateful for the generosity of Mission Printers for printing all contest tickets. We’d also like to thank Dell Williams Jewelers, Seascape Resort, the Santa Cruz Warriors, Merge4, and the dozens of local businesses that donate prizes. We would also like to thank all of our valued 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 postmarked no later than October 16, 2021 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 Wednesday, September 15, 2021, and ends at 1pm, Sunday, October 24, 2021. In addition to the tickets sold in participating schools, tickets will be sold on the day of the drawing, October 24 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. 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. The following individuals are not eligible to participate: 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, October 24, 2021. 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 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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