Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk would like to thank everyone for participating in the 19th 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 $754,000 for local schools!

Drive for Schools has now raised more than $9.4 million for Santa Cruz County Schools since 2005.

2023 Top Selling Schools

  • Elementary School: Mar Vista Elementary School ($27,255)
  • Jr. High School:San Lorenzo Valley Nature Academy ($13,245)
  • High School: St. Francis High School ($66,150 highest ever!)
  • Multiple Grades: San Lorenzo Valley HS & Music Boosters ($39,239)
  • Spirit Award Winner: Bay View Elementary ($17,153… last year was $7,853)

Congratulations to grand prize winner, Paddy Easton!

Please see the list below for all winners.

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

2023 Drawing Results

# PRIZE WINNER CITY STATE
1 GRAND PRIZE - $25,000, donated by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Paddy Easton Aptos CA
2 $1,000, donated by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Stephen Green Santa Cruz CA
3 $1,000, donated by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Yolanda Miller Aptos CA
4 $1,000, donated by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Aracelie Thibadeau Watsonville CA
5 $1,000, donated by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Jee Kajihara Watsonville CA
6 $1,000, donated by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Judith Balbc Santa Cruz CA
7 $500, donated by Whiting's Foods Jodi Franchi Corralitos CA
8 $500, donated by Catto's Graphics Amber Leopold Felton CA
9 $500 Gift certificate from Dell Williams Jewelers Ahmet Ahdag Clifton NJ
10 $500 Gift certificate from Dell Williams Jewelers Lilia M. Reyes Castroville CA
11 $250 Gift certificate from John's Jewelers Alison Collier Ben Lomond CA
12 Pair of lower-level tickets to a Golden State Warriors Game Jason Stohl Hudson WI
13 Four premium tickets to a San Francisco Giants Game Gloria Ath Boulder Creek CA
14 Klay Thompson signed bobblehead donated by the Golden State Warriors Deborah Prudhomme Felton CA
15 Andre Iguodala autographed print donated by the Golden State Warriors Sergio Chavez Watsonville CA
16 One-night stay and breakfast for two at Chaminade Resort & Spa Jesse Medrano Royal Oaks CA
17 Green fees and carts for four at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course Sharon McDougall Salinas CA
18 Set of four passes for sailing aboard the Chardonnay II Lisa White Watsonville CA
19 One-night stay in an Ocean View Room at Dream Inn Santa Cruz Maria Martinez Santa Cruz CA
20 Two nights in a Pine Village Bungalow at Costanoa Resort Kelly Harrison Santa Cruz CA
21 Sea-blue Electra cruiser bicycle, donated by Twisselman Enterprises Alan Wagner Watsonville CA
22 Black cruiser bicycle, donated by Coca-Cola Jocelyn Huffaker Soquel CA
23 Black cruiser bicycle, donated by Coca-Cola Maria Ines Gonzales Watsonville CA
24 Stand-up paddleboard, donated by Coca-Cola Christine Hayashi Fresno CA
25 Stand-up paddleboard, donated by Coca-Cola Alison Collier Ben Lomond CA
26 Two-hour bowling party for up to 10 at the Boardwalk Bowl Luis Herera Watsonville CA
27 Four passes to California's Great America Megan Bishop Watsonville CA
28 Four passes to California's Great America Alan Gardner Boise ID
29 Four passes to California's Great America Landon Watkins Santa Cruz CA
30 Four passes to California's Great America Martin Lopez Pearce AZ
31 Course of eight swimming lessons at Adventure Sports Unlimited Maria Delgado Watsonville CA
32 Course of eight swimming lessons at Adventure Sports Unlimited Eleni Pappazisis Watsonville CA
33 One month of peak membership at Paradigm Sport Karen Krisaunas Capitola CA
34 Two passes for sailing aboard the Chardonnay II Chris Murphy Santa Cruz CA
35 Two passes for sailing aboard the Chardonnay II Jennie Alamillo Watsonville CA
36 Two passes for sailing aboard the Chardonnay II Leah Anthony Santa Cruz CA
37 Two passes for sailing aboard the Chardonnay II Stephanie Connor Kent Felton CA
38 Two passes for sailing aboard the Chardonnay II Garvey Painting, Inc. Aptos CA
39 Green fees and carts for four at Delaveaga Golf Course Rachel Wooster Boulder Creek CA
40 Green fees for four at Spring Valley Golf Course Ashley Dilloughery Soquel CA
41 Four game tickets with pre-game shootaround access at Santa Cruz Warriors AHS Flag Football Aptos CA
42 Four premium tickets to an Oakland A's game Gail Huff Soquel CA
43 Gift certificate to join a 2-hour group surf lesson with Club Ed Surf School Madrone Love Alameda CA
44 $100 Gift Card for Costco Hector Meza Watsonville CA
45 Two passes for the Mansion Tour at the Winchester Mystery House R. Seviera
46 Two passes to ride the Roaring Camp Train Luis Angel Rocha Watsonville CA
47 Two passes to ride the Roaring Camp Train Miles McCormick Henderson NV
48 Four passes to CuriOdyssey Science Playground and Zoo Gabriella Rodoni Aptos CA
49 Two-and-a-half hour double kayak rental from Kayak Connection Jose Rocha Salinas CA
50 $75 Gift card for Copal Restaurant Kim Catello Watsonville CA
51 Dinner for Two at Zelda's on the Beach Restaurant Jamie Sangal Santa Cruz CA
52 Spa room for two at Well Within Spa (or exchange for other spa service) Renee Martinson Santa Cruz CA
53 Two passes to Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area Lora Lee Chapman Scotts Valley CA
54 Two passes to The Tech Interactive in San Jose Tammy Blanchette Aptos CA
55 Two passes to Ripley's Believe It or Not in San Francisco Melissa Harrell Felton CA
56 Two passes for Madame Tussauds in San Francisco Andrea Eusse-Gil Santa Cruz CA
57 $50 Gift card for O'Neill's Surf Shop PJ Grube Santa Cruz CA
58 $50 Gift card for O'Neill's Surf Shop Kerri & Kurt Pipal Scotts Valley CA
59 $50 Gift certificate for Shadowbrook Restaurant Bruce Noland Santa Cruz CA
60 $50 Gift card for Café Cruz Rosticceria & Bar Josh Young Lakewood CO
61 $50 Gift certificate for Crow's Nest Restaurant Fitzgerald Brown Ben Lomond CA
62 $50 Gift certificate for Manuel's Mexican Restaurant Emma Berumen
63 $50 Gift certificate for Manuel's Mexican Restaurant Shannon Freed Aptos CA
64 $50 Gift certificate for Santa Cruz Diner Olga De Santa Ana Santa Cruz CA
65 $50 Gift certificate for Gilda's Restaurant Jim Rollston Aptos CA
66 $50 Gift certificate for Malones Grille Colleen Russell Felton CA
67 $50 Gift card for Bookshop Santa Cruz