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Wed, Sep 07



Drive For Schools

Buy Drive for Schools tickets now. The grand prize is $25,000 cash, along with many other exciting prizes, including some from our school for top sellers!

Drive For Schools
Drive For Schools


Sep 07, 2022, 7:00 AM – Oct 10, 2022, 9:00 PM

Aptos, 819 Pinehurst Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA

About the Event

The annual Drive For Schools fundraiser is back for it's 18th year, and Rio is excited to be participating again. Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, last year an impressive $744,645 was raised for Santa Cruz County schools, bringing the total raised in the history of this fundraiser to almost $8 million!

How it works

Schools sell DFS raffle tickets, and we get to keep every single dollar we raise! Last year we raised over $16,000 for Rio! We encourage everyone to get involved!

Raffle prizes

The grand prize is $25,000 cash, along with almost 100 other fun and valuable prizes. The drawing will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Sunday, October 23.

Plus, at Rio we hold weekly draws for those who turn in tickets to have a chance to win Rio swag and Pizza My Heart slice cards. The classes with the highest cumulative donations (K-3 & 4-6) at the end of the fundraiser also win a class popsicle party!!! And, the top seller over all grade levels will win a reserved parking space in the Rio Parking lot!!!

Buy your tickets

Tickets go out Monday 9/12, and they must all be returned by 10/10.  Tickets can be turned in to teachers or placed in the bin in the front office. 

Tickets can be bought with cash, check or online. Look out for a flier in your child's folder explaining all this too.

Please note: All unused tickets MUST be turned into the office in their envelope.

Get your tickets now!

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