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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is proud to sponsor Drive for Schools, Santa Cruz County’s largest fundraiser benefiting local schools.

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 7 through Sunday, October 16. All purchased tickets must be returned to your school by its posted deadline. Purchased tickets will not be accepted at the Boardwalk from anyone other than each school’s designated fundraising coordinator. The drawing will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at 1pm on Sunday, October 23.

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. Drive for Schools raised a record $744,645 for local schools in 2021 and has raised almost $8 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 and 100 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!

Click here for the latest list of fabulous prizes. Prize listed updated periodically between now and the drawing on October 23.

Kids with banner that reads "DFS We Love You"

2022 Participating Schools

ALTERNATIVE FAMILY EDUCATION (AFE) Hiranya Kleisch [email protected]
ALIANZA CHARTER SCHOOL Melinda Luna [email protected]
ANN SOLDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Javier or Cecelia Ayala [email protected]
APTOS HIGH SCHOOL Jennifer Watson [email protected]
APTOS JR HIGH SCHOOL John Simms [email protected]
THE BAY SCHOOL Laura Noland [email protected]
BAY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Kat Weaver [email protected]
BAYMONTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Katie Rylander [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 Sandra Gutierrez Eaton [email protected]
CESAR E. CHAVEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL Jason Rooney [email protected]
CYPRESS HIGH SCHOOL Matthew Levy [email protected]
DELAVEAGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mary Lieby [email protected]
DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE Marci Keller [email protected]
FREEDOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Steve Carlson [email protected]
GATEWAY SCHOOL Cindy Jones [email protected]
GAULT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Rosa Martinez [email protected]
GREEN ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Rob Williams [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 Ellie Schoelen [email protected]
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL Monica Terrazas [email protected]
LANDMARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Ashley Moules [email protected]
LINSCOTT CHARTER SCHOOL Kristie Fowler [email protected]
LIVE OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Diana Susoy [email protected]; [email protected]
MacQUIDDY ELEMENTARY Rebecca Milburn [email protected]
MAIN STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mari Anderson [email protected]
MAR VISTA ELEMENTARY Christine Cooke [email protected]
MINTIE WHITE ELEMENTARY Rich Moran [email protected]
MISSION HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL Michelle Moore [email protected]
MONARCH COMMUNITY Tara McCullough [email protected]
MORELAND NOTRE DAME Kris Burkett [email protected]
MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Jenni Harn [email protected]
MOUNT MADONNA Linda Manzur [email protected]
NEW BRIGHTON MIDDLE Cory Montanez [email protected]
OCEAN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION Susan Finnegan [email protected]
OHLONE ELEMENTARY Gina Elisalde [email protected]
ORCHARD SCHOOL Manila Bol [email protected]
PACIFIC COAST CHARTER Tracy Laws [email protected]
PACIFIC COLLEGIATE CHARTER Karli Grigsby [email protected]
PACIFIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Kristen Heady [email protected]
PAJARO MIDDLE SCHOOL Raymond Myers [email protected]
PAJARO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Julie Brusa [email protected]
RADCLIFF ELEMENTARY Rona Fennessy [email protected]
RIO DEL MAR ELEMENTARY Adriana Rodoni [email protected]
ROLLING HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL Nicholas Bugayong [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY ELEMENTARY Becca Rubin [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY MIDDLE Kat Gafford [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH & SLV Music Boosters Melissa Harrell [email protected]
SAN LORENZO VALLEY CHARTER Danelle Matteson [email protected]
SANTA CRUZ GARDENS Sarah Webber [email protected]
SANTA CRUZ HIGH Eric Brown [email protected]
SANTA CRUZ WALDORF Krista Cook [email protected]
SCOTTS VALLEY HIGH Lorraine Strassman [email protected]
SCOTTS VALLEY MIDDLE Tanya Strite [email protected]
SOQUEL ELEMENTARY Colleen Dunn [email protected]
SOQUEL HIGH Tory Del Favero [email protected]
ST. ABRAHAM'S CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Maggie Erhardt [email protected]
ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL Nicole Dewig [email protected]
STARLIGHT ELEMENTARY Carl Jacquard [email protected]
TARA REDWOOD SCHOOL Aimee Hirata [email protected]
TIERRA PACIFICA Desiree Hunt [email protected]
TWIN LAKES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Danae Miller [email protected]
VALENCIA ELEMENTARY Lizzy Anderson [email protected]
VHM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Andrea Hernandez [email protected]
VINE HILL ELEMENTARY Maren Peduto [email protected]
WATSONVILLE CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Lisa Min, Luis Tang [email protected]
WAVECREST JR. HIGH (Montessori) Amy Geller [email protected]
WESTLAKE ELEMENTARY Manali Dighe [email protected]
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is grateful for the generosity of Mission Printers for printing all contest tickets. We’d also like to thank the dozens of generous businesses that donate prizes, including but not limited to Dell Williams Jewelers, the Santa Cruz Warriors, NHS, and LightUp Toys. We would also like to thank all of our valued media sponsors for their support of Drive for Schools.

Mission Printers logo
Good Times logo
95.5 FM BOB logo
 Fox 35 logo
101.7 FM The Beach logo
102.5 KDON logo - Salinas, Santa Cruz, Monterey
105.1 FM KOcean logo
104.3 FM The Hippo Rocks logo
92.7 KTOM logo
96.9 FM KWAV logo
Tam Communications logo
Lookout Santa Cruz

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 15, 2022 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

Email: [email protected]

Dates: The sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, and ends at 1pm, Sunday, October 23, 2022. In addition to the tickets sold in participating schools, tickets will be sold on the day of the drawing, October 23 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 sweepstakes is open to all residents of the United States except where prohibited by law. The following individuals are not eligible to participate: Karley Pope, Gladys Rodriguez, Aaliyah Nartates, Carol Jackson 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 23, 2022. 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. Each cash 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.

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

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