SANTA CRUZ, CA (September 20, 2012) – The 2012 Drive for Schools fundraiser kicks off this week with more than seventy schools in Santa Cruz County selling tickets for a chance to win a new car or $25,000 in cash, plus one hundred other prizes.
Drive for Schools, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group, has helped Santa Cruz schools raise nearly $2 million since the program started in 2005. Last year was the program’s biggest year, bringing in $435,478 for area schools. Schools have reported using the much-needed money for art, music, and sports programs as well as to fund science camp attendance.
A unique fundraiser, Drive for Schools offers every school in Santa Cruz County an opportunity to keep all the money they raise with no overhead costs. In addition to the grand prize, the Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group provide each school with everything needed including tickets, posters, prizes, and support, making the fundraiser easy for school volunteers to administer.
The Grand Prize winner will have the choice of a new Toyota Prius, new Subaru Outback, or $25,000 in cash. More than 100 additional prizes from local restaurants and businesses will also be given away.
The public can purchase tickets through school volunteers beginning September 19. Tickets cost $5 each or $25 for 6. Ticket sales end October 21. Drive for Schools ticket holders also receive free parking at the Boardwalk for the prize drawing on October 28 at 1pm. Winners need not be present to win.
Visit www.beachboardwalk.com/driveforschools for a list of participating schools, prizes, rules, and ticket information.