Drive for Schools is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group, now on its 11th anniversary. It has raised over $3.4M for schools in Santa Cruz county, with $567K raised last year.

The Grand Prize is a choice of a new Toyota Prius or Subaru Outback, tax, title and license included, or $25,000 in cash. Among the other prizes, ten tickets will win a $1000 cash prize. The winner does not need to be present at the drawing to claim a prize, and can even live out of state.

Tickets are $5 each or six for $25, and 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting our school. Please consider buying tickets in honor of your teacher. Write down their name and the school’s phone number (831.427.2641) on the stub, and it will be added to the drawing.

We are aiming for full participation and we need your help. Each student will come home with two books of tickets to sell. If you manage to sell your assigned tickets ($50 per-student), we will achieve and exceed our goal of $4000. Ticket sales end Friday, October 16, by which time all unsold tickets and money raised must be returned to the office.

This is a countywide fundraiser, so reach out early before your potential customers are saturated! Advertise that you are selling tickets through Facebook, Twitter, and email.