The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is excited to invite all Santa Cruz County schools to participate in our 19th annual school fundraiser – DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS. In 2022, Drive for Schools raised over $726,000 for participating local schools. And, since the program began in 2005, over $8 million has been raised.
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, and produce promotional materials. Each participating school sells the $5 tickets and keeps every single dollar it raises. Since each school has its own personality, each school handles ticket sales to match its individual needs.
Last year over 70 schools worked hard to raise much needed funding for vital programs. We hope your school will make Drive for Schools a priority by signing up to participate.
Drive for Schools was founded by Subaru of Santa Cruz in 2005 and historically offered a car as the grand prize. It is now sponsored entirely by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the grand prize is $25,000 cash! In addition to the incredible grand prize, five $1,000 cash prizes and almost 100 other fun and valuable prizes will entice your ticket buyers to join in the fun and support your school at the same time.
To participate, e-mail Marcy Brenkwitz at [email protected] no later than September 1st with your school name, principal’s name, fundraising coordinator’s name, e-mail address, and phone number.
Tickets and further information will only be made available to schools that contact us before September 1st. Sales begin on Tuesday, September 12th and continue until Sunday, October 22nd. The drawing will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Sunday, October 29th.
As your school plans for the ‘23-‘24 school year, we hope you will participate in the 2023 DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS!
Charles Canfield, Chairman
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Karl Rice, President
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk would like to thank everyone for participating in the 18th annual Drive for Schools fundraiser! This event wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of local businesses and school volunteers who donated their time and valuable prizes to the program.
With your help, this year’s event raised over $726,337 for local schools!
Drive for Schools has now raised more than $8.7 million for Santa Cruz County Schools since 2005.
2022 Top Selling Schools
- Elementary School: Valencia Elementary School- $25,094
- Jr. High School: San Lorenzo Valley Nature Academy- $14,588
- High School: St. Francis High School- $38,005
- Multiple Grades: San Lorenzo Valley High School- $50,106
- Spirit Award Winner: Main Street Elementary School- $21,365 (a school record)
Congratulations to grand prize winner, Jenelle Bouchard!
Please see the list below for all winners.
Thank you for your amazing support of Santa Cruz County Schools!
2022 Drawing Results
|1||GRAND PRIZE - $25,000||Jenelle Bouchard||Aptos|
|2||$1,000||Bryn Kenor||Santa Cruz|
|6||$1,000||Cathy Walsh||San Jose|
|7||$1,000 Gift Certificate for Dell Williams Jewelers||Steven Parra||Watsonville|
|8||$500 Amazon Gift Card from Light-Up Toys||Natalie Casillas||Felton|
|9||$250 Amazon Gift Card from Light-Up Toys||Kamila Lindsay||Santa Cruz|
|10||$250 Amazon Gift Card from Light-Up Toys||Stephanie Strudley||Boulder Creek|
|11||$200 Amazon Gift Card from Snap-Clip||Betty Waite||Aptos|
|12||Specialized Rockhopper Sport Mountain Bike donated by Twisselman Enterprises||Doris Padilla||Royal Oaks|
|13||Kent 26" Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike donated by Coca-Cola||Nora Doyle||unk|
|14||2 Tickets to Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers at Chase Center Dec. 5, 2022||Brad & Christel Resetar||Felton|
|15||4 Premium Tickets to a 2023 Season SF Giants Game||Rick Espinosa||Santa Cruz|
|16||4 Premium Tickets to a 2023 Season Oakland As Game w/Laureano Signed Baseball||Lindsay Franchi||unk|
|17||4 Tickets to a 2023 Season San Jose Earthquakes w/Parking Pass||Judy Conway||unk|
|18||4 Tickets to a 2022-2023 Regular Season Santa Cruz Warriors Game||Burwell's||Aptos|
|19||Stephen Curry Autographed Bobblehead||Natalie Pope||Scotts Valley|
|20||Klay Thompson Autographed Print||Judi & Eli Casey||Boulder Creek|
|21||Jerry Rice Autographed Replica Super Bowl XXIII Football||Brian Cox||Tonopah, NV|
|22||Golf Foursome w/Carts at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course||Tina Pasler||Aptos|
|23||Golf Foursome w/Carts at DeLaveaga Golf Course||Michael Hickey||Boulder Creek|
|24||2 Nights in a Pine Village Bungalow at Costanoa Lodge||Alex Harrell||Felton|
|25||1 Night at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz||Cassie Pancallo||Santa Cruz|
|26||One Month Peak Membership at Paradigm Sport||Enrique Andasol||Santa Cruz|
|27||Rocky's Fitness Club Promo Package||Jessica Renteria||Watsonville|
|28||2-Hour Bowling Party for 10 at the Boardwalk Bowl||Mario Alcantar Jr.||Watsonville|
|29||2 Certificates for Sailing aboard the Chardonnay II||Lowe||Aptos|
|30||2 Certificates for Sailing aboard the Chardonnay II||Mary Goff||unk|
|31||2 Certificates for Sailing aboard the Chardonnay II||Kirby Stork||Santa Cruz|
|32||2 Certificates for Sailing aboard the Chardonnay II||Asia Haubner||Tuscon, AZ|
|33||2 Certificates for Sailing aboard the Chardonnay II||Rodolfo Quiroz||Watsonville|
|34||2 Certificates for Sailing aboard the Chardonnay II||Rodrigo Gallegos||Watsonville|
|35||6 Tickets w/Free BBQ Meal at any San Jose Giants Game||Rigo Bedolla||Los Banos|
|36||6 Tickets w/Free BBQ Meal at any San Jose Giants Game||Derba Beisner||Santa Cruz|
|37||6 Tickets w/Free BBQ Meal at any San Jose Giants Game||Megan McGuire||Aptos|
|38||$250 Gift Card for John's Jewelers||Martha A. Andrade||Watsonville|
|39||$100 NHS Online Gift Code||Kehoe||Soquel|
|40||$100 NHS Online Gift Code||Maria G. Avila Rubio||Watsonville|
|41||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Obscure Dot||Gabriel Narez||Salinas|
|42||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Logo Warp||Ay Boyd||Santa Cruz|
|43||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Street Skate Cruzer||Jack Shen||Scotts Valley|
|44||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Amoeba Street Skate Cruzer||Kathleen Wolsfeld||Aptos|
|45||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Tonal Fade Street Skate Cruzer||Jane P. Wohlhueter||Boulder Creek|
|46||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Serape Street Skate Cruzer||Camy Platt||Santa Cruz|
|47||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Rad Dot Pintail Cruzer||Jamie Hooper||Red Hook, NY|
|48||Complete Build NHS Skateboard - Iridescent Dot Pintail Cruzer||Toni Sarmiento||Salinas|
|49||$50 Gift Certificate for O'Neill Surf Shop||Gregory Audino||unk|
|50||$50 Gift Certificate for O'Neill Surf Shop||Nicole Chiala||Morgan Hill|
|51||$50 Gift Certificate for Bookshop Santa Cruz||Serina Farias||Watsonville|
|52||$50 Gift Card for Wonderland Toys||Brian Hegna||Aptos|
|53||$50 Gift Card for Costco||Bea Tayan||Salinas|
|54||Dinner for Two at Zelda's on the Beach||Janice Tatro||El Cajon|
|55||Breakfast for Lunch for Two at Zachary's Restaurant||Tee Marie Wood||San Gregario|
|56||$50 Gift Certificate for Crow's Nest Restaurant||Daria Troxell||Ben Lomond|
|57||$50 Gift Certificate for Santa Cruz Diner||Lee Duffus||Santa Cruz|
|58||$50 Gift Certificate for Gilda's||Louis Neuburger||Mount Hermon|
|59||$50 Gift Certificate for Paradise Beach Grille||Kim Avila||Watsonville|
|60||$50 Gift Certificate for Shadowbrook||Robert Flores||Capitola|
|61||$50 Gift Certificate for Manuel's Mexican Restaurant||Sean MacBride||San Jose|
|62||$50 Gift Certificate for Manuel's Mexican Restaurant||Cheryl Katimoto||Pearl City, HI|
|63||$50 Gift Card for Café Cruz||Jennifer Antrum||Scotts Valley|
|64||Lunch for Two at Café Sparrow||Andrea Eusse-Gil||Santa Cruz|
|65||$40 Gift Card for Dharma's||Laura Mendeze||Salinas|
|66||$25 Gift Certificate for Scopazzi's||Don Levig II||Soquel|
|67||$25 Gift Certificate for Scopazzi's||Francisco Arevalo||Santa Cruz|
|68||$25 Gift Certificate for Zoccoli's Italian Deli||Teresa Kurtek||Pescadero|
|69||2 Movie Passes for Cinelux Theaters||Justin Richie||Soquel|
|70||$30 Gift Certificate for Craft Gallery||Cesar Alberto||Santa Cruz|
|71||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||Leslie Ross||unk|
|72||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||Bob Weisen||unk|
|73||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||Stephanie Strudley||Boulder Creek|
|74||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||Fred & Diane Treseler||Santa Cruz|
|75||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||L. Mike||Santa Cruz|
|76||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||Andres Jimenez||Watsonville|
|77||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||Steve Skotcher||La Selva|
|78||$30 Gift Certificate for Emily's Good Things to Eat||M. Barrick|