California Casualty is looking to help public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools seeking funds for their program can apply at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. Applications must be received by January 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

Qualifying teams can receive $1,000 to $3,000.

 

The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who believes that teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship help develop high achievers in academics and in life.

 

Last year, athletes at 79 public middle schools and high schools in 33 states benefited from $83,000 awarded to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.

 

The 2018 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants helped:

  • Crosby High School (Connecticut) purchase a tackling and blocking sled to increase football team player safety
  • Burley Jr/Sr. High School (Idaho)
  • Somersworth Middle School (New Hampshire) outfit the softball team with new uniforms
  • Red Bay High School (Alabama) provide uniforms and equipment for the baseball team
  • Santan Junior High School (Arizona) invest in soccer and track and field equipment for the school’s ADAPTS sports activities for autistic students
  • Firth Middle School (Idaho)
  • Gervais Middle School (Oregon) provide the track and field team with sweat suits and a canopy to protect athletes during cold weather meets
  • Coalinga High School (California) supply balls, jerseys and shoes for the girls basketball team

Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.

 

“The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are another example of California Casualty’s commitment to educators and students,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. “We are proud to help students and schools compete at a higher level.”

 

Public middle and high schools whose sports programs have been impacted by inadequate budgets should apply for the 2018/2019 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019.

 

California Casualty has served educators since 1951 (a business partner with the IEA and IEA Member Benefits since 1988) and has provided the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program since that time. The company has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the $7,500 School Lounge Makeover®, www.YourSchoolLounge.com/NEA ; $500 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with the NEA Foundation, www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/awards-for-teaching-excellence; and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.

 

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. Learn more at www.calcas.com or by calling 1.800.800.9410.