Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is excited to invite all Santa Cruz County schools to participate in our 18th annual school fundraiser – DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS. We’re thrilled to report that Drive for Schools set a record in 2021. An impressive $744,645 was raised for Santa Cruz County schools last fall, bringing the total raised in the history of this fundraiser to barely shy of $8 million!

Even during the past two years which were overshadowed by the effects of Covid in so many ways, our community showed their strong support for our schools by their enthusiastic and generous participation in this fundraiser. We don’t want any of our local schools to miss out on this year’s opportunity to collect some no-strings-attached cash. 

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. Your 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.

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!. 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, please e-mail Marcy Brenkwitz at [email protected] by August 30 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 further information will only be made available for schools that contact us before August 30. Sales begin September 7, and continue until Sunday, October 16. The drawing will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Sunday, October 23.

As you plan for the ‘22-‘23 school year, we hope your school will participate in the 2022 DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS!

Sincerely,

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 17th 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 $744,000 for local schools!

Drive for Schools has now raised more than $7.99 million for Santa Cruz County Schools since 2005.

Top Selling Schools

  • Elementary School- Valencia Elementary School- $25,991
  • Jr. High School- New Brighton Middle School- $8,520 
  • High School- St. Francis High School- $38,065
  • Multiple Grades- Baymont Christian School- $26,945
  • Spirit Award- Scotts Valley HS- $33,450

Congratulations to grand prize winner, Christian Garcia!

Please see the list below for all winners.

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

Drawing Results

# PRIZE WINNER CITY
1 GRAND PIZE - $25,000 Christian Garcia Oakland
2 $1,000 Cavazos
3 $1,000 Beth Tompkins Aptos
4 $1,000 Carmen Virgos Morgan Hill
5 $1,000 Rebecca Kershnar Watsonville
6 $1,000 Lisa Porter Aptos
7 $500 donated by Whiting's Foods Andrea Eusse-Gil Santa Cruz
8 Two Nights Stay in 1-br Ocean View Suite at Seascape Resort w/$100 for Sanderlings Reina Sakoda Aptos
9 Green Fees and a Cart for a Foursome at Pasatiempo Golf Club A. Orson Santa Cruz
10 Two Chase Center Lower Level Seats at a Golden State Warriors Game Brewer
11 Autographed Stephen Curry Jersey Cesar Madriz Watsonville
12 $500 Gift Certificate for Dell Williams Jewelers Barbara Doler Santa Cruz
13 $500 Gift Certificate for Dell Williams Jewelers Lee Hanson Santa Cruz
14 One Night Stay & Breakfast for Two at Chaminade Resort & Spa Alex Walker La Selva Beach
15 Two Nights in a Pine Village Bungalow at Costanoa Jose Jay Cruz Watsonville
16 One Night Stay at the Dream Inn & Breakfast for Two Gina Scoggins Watsonville
17 One Night Stay at the Dream Inn & Breakfast for Two Katie Cramton Santa Cruz
18 Electra Matte-Black Cruiser Bike, donated by Twisselman Enterprises Revital Krawetz Morgan Hill
19 Green Fees and Cart for a Foursome at DeLaveaga Golf Course Chris Murphy Santa Cruz
20 2-Hr Bowling Party for Ten at the Boardwalk Bowl Corissa Wilson Ben Lomond
21 Annieglass Extra Large Party Platter Delma Rivera Capitola
22 Set of Four Sand Cloud Beach Towels donated by MS Distribution Aleah Kiley Felton
23 Four Tickets to a Santa Cruz Warriors Game Gerda
24 Redwood Canopy Tour for Two at Mount Hermon Adventures Andrew Sundermier Scotts Valley
25 Sequoia Aerial Adventure for Two at Mount Hermon Adventures Jennifer Karam Scotts Valley
26 Skateboard - Santa Cruz Rad Dot Cruzer Shark, donated by NHS Miguel Gomez Watsonville
27 Skateboard - Santa Cruz Iridescent Dot Cruzer Shark, donated by NHS Purisima Zamora Santa Cruz
28 Skateboard - Santa Cruz Rad Dot Cruzer Pintail, donated by NHS Alexandra Szoke Soquel
29 Skateboard - Santa Cruz Iridescent Cruzer Pintail, donated by NHS Christine Allen
30 Chardonnay Sailing for Two Adults Jim & Pam Cannizzero Aptos
31 Chardonnay Sailing for Two Adults Joe Salgado Watsonville
32 Chardonnay Sailing for Two Adults Diana Wellum Berkeley
33 Chardonnay Sailing for Two Adults Sean Mitchell San Francisco
34 Chardonnay Sailing for Two Adults Karen Hendryk Felton
35 Chardonnay Sailing for Two Adults Luke Felix Soquel
36 Surf Lesson from Club Ed International Surf School Alicia Potes Santa Cruz
37 Segway Tour of Choice in Monterey, from Segway Tours Monterey Hilda Rocha Salinas
38 One Month Peak Membership at Paradigm Sport Ladis Pasillas Freedom
39 Green Fees for a Foursome at Spring Valley Golf Course Carrie Mayberry Boulder Creek
40 Two Passes to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Emelia Nahinu Boulder Creek
41 Two Tickets on Roaring Camp Trains Jocelyn Aguilar Watsonville
42 Four Passes to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Craig Hachigian Visalia
43 Adult Whale Watching Excursion aboard a Stagnaro Charter Boat Jewel Drexler San Mateo
44 Dinner for Two at Zelda's On the Beach Erica Lanctot Boulder Creek
45 One Hour Double Kayak Rental from Kayak Connection Jennifer Ellis Santa Cruz
46 $50 Gift Certificate for Jeffery's Restaurant Andres Sis Hayward
47 $50 Gift Certificate for Jeffery's Restaurant Teresa Swart Scotts Valley
48 $50 Gift Certificate for Jeffery's Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Patzoldt Gilroy
49 $50 Gift Certificate for Jeffery's Restaurant April Weyhe-Nickel Felton
49 1/2 $50 Gift Certificate for Shadowbrook Restaurant Laura Belson Santa Cruz
50 $50 Gift Card for O'Neill Surf Shop Matthew & Sarah Lim
51 $50 Gift Card for O'Neill Surf Shop David Dudek Scotts Valley
52 $50 Gift Card for Bookshop Santa Cruz Elizabeth Schreyer Gilroy
53 $50 Gift Certificate for Pottery Planet Eladia Martinez Bakersfield
54 $50 Gift Card for Costco Melissa Jennings
55 $50 Gift Card for The Garden Company Iris Wallace
56 $40 Gift Card for Dharma's Restaurant Shane Siemer Aptos
57 Lunch for Two at Café Sparrow Rachel Cookerly Aptos
58 Breakfast or Lunch for Two at Linda's Seabreeze Café Linda Lambrechts Santa Cruz
59 $25 Gift Certificate for Paradise Beach Grille Rhiannon Lara Salinas
60 $25 Gift Certificate for Paradise Beach Grille Jay Rorty Santa Cruz
61 $25 Gift Certificate for Santa Cruz Diner Jose Ortiz
62 $25 Gift Certificate for Santa Cruz Diner Irma Jackson Los Banos
63 $25 Gift Certificate for Gilda's Restaurant David Martin Watsonville
64 $25 Gift Certificate for Gilda's Restaurant The Gonzalez-McGuinness Family Santa Cruz
65 $25 Gift Certificate for Crow's Nest Restaurant Bevin Smith Scotts Valley
66 $25 Gift Certificate for Crow's Nest Restaurant Desert Stone Studio Corralitos
67 $25 Gift Card for Zoccoli's Italian Deli Reina Gieseke Watsonville
68 $25 Gift Certificate for Scopazzi's Restaurant Mauricio Luna
69 $25 Gift Certificate for Scopazzi's Restaurant Anya Bates
70 Two Box Lunches at Gizdich Ranch Alex Rosas Santa Cruz
71 One Dozen Cookies from Pacific Cookie Company Steven Sotomayor Aptos
72 Six Pairs of Merge4 socks Jean Fuhry Santa Cruz
73 Six Pairs of Merge4 socks Maria B. Martinez Watsonville
74 Six Pairs of Merge4 socks Manuel P. Madrigal
75 Six Pairs of Merge4 socks Ileana Konviser Watsonville
76 Six Pairs of Merge4 socks Gail Lansidel Clovis
77 Six Pairs of Merge4 socks Juan R. Fernandez Watsonville
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