Burley Jr/Sr. High School and Firth Middle School each received a $1000 grant; Burley’s grant will pay for cross country uniforms and Firth’s will provide volleyball uniforms and equipment. The local presidents from Cassia County and Firth accepted the awards at the IEA Delegate Assembly on April 20.
Athletes at 79 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states will benefit from the 2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. More than $83,000 is being given to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets. California Casualty ensures autos and homes as an IEA Member Benefits business partner since 1988.
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. Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.
“All students should have the opportunity to compete,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. “California Casualty’s 67-year commitment to educators and schools also reaches to athletic fields.”