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!
Charles Canfield, Chairman
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Karl Rice, President
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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!
|1||GRAND PIZE - $25,000||Christian Garcia||Oakland|
|4||$1,000||Carmen Virgos||Morgan Hill|
|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|