Public High Schools Receive $101,500 in Athletics Grants From California Casualty

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The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program has awarded a total of $101,500 to 85 public high schools in 38 states. The company’s financial support this year more than quadruples what was donated when the program launched in 2011.

A 2012 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Recipient

Hancock Place High School, St. Louis

“Youth sports teach teamwork, discipline and that hard work pays off. They’re a valuable complement to lessons learned in school.”
Thomas R. Brown

Shrinking state education budgets and pressure to improve academic performance have forced many schools to trim and in some cases even eliminate athletics. Oftentimes coaches subsidize programs out of their own pockets. To a greater extent, families are being asked to foot the athletics bill – and some students from economically disadvantaged homes end up not being able to participate.

This is the third year the company is helping ensure youth can participate in athletics programs. The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program began with $25,000 in grants across four states. In 2012, the program awarded a total of $75,000 to 59 high schools across the country. There were 457 grant applications this year, a 70 percent increase. The 85 selected high schools received grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 which will be used for equipment, uniforms, fees and other costs for athletics programs.

Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, a retired third generation leader in the California Casualty family business, said his own athletic participation as a youth impacted his self-esteem and leadership development.

A detailed listing of this year’s grant recipients follows. For more information about the Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program, visit http://www.CalCasAthleticsGrant.com.

“We understand the struggles education and school administration associations face every day,” said Doug Goldberg, Senior Vice President. “This is our way of giving back.”

California Casualty is a 99-year-old policyholder-owned company headquartered in San Mateo, CA with service centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas. Learn more about its auto and home insurance for firefighters, peace officers, educators and nurses at http://www.calcas.com.

2013 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Recipients

Alabama
Paint Rock Valley High School
Pell City High School
Spanish Fort High School

Arkansas
North Pulaski High School

Arizona
Camelback High School
Round Valley High School

California
Buena Park High School
Centennial High School
Chico High School
Covina High School
Donald Jamison High School
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
Leuzinger High School
Livermore High School
Loara High School
Lone Pine High School
Mountain Empire High School
San Bernardino High School
Shandon High School

Colorado
Basalt High School
Englewood High School
Pagosa Springs High School

Connecticut
Hamden High School
Stratford High School

Delaware
Lake Forest High School

Florida
Miami Jackson High School
Pine Ridge High School

Georgia
R.L. Osborne High School

Iowa
New Hampton High School

Idaho
Lakeland High School
Pocatello High School

Illinois
Harrisburg High School
Indian Creek High School
Mahomet Seymour High School
Sparta High School

Indiana
Evansville Central High School
South Dearborn High School
Wayne High School

Kansas
Bonner Springs High School
Skyline High School

Kentucky
Union County High School
Wolfe County High School

Maine
Bangor High School

Maryland
Potomac High School

Minnesota
Lincoln High School (Esko)
St. Michael-Albertville

Missouri
Hancock Place High School
Joplin High School
Raytown South High School

Nebraska
Gordon-Rushville High School

Nevada
Shadow Ridge High School

New Hampshire
Salem High School

New Jersey
Roxbury High School
Sussex County Technical School

New Mexico
Espanola Valley High School
Mayfield High School

Ohio
Cardinal High School
Fort Loramie High School
London High School
(Ohio, continued)
Trotwood Madison High School

Oklahoma
Bluejacket High School

Oregon
Douglas McKay High School
Grant Union Junior/Senior     High School
Jefferson High School

Pennsylvania
Central Tech High School
North Clarion High School
Oil City Senior High School
Schuylkill Haven High School
Youngsville High School

Rhode Island
Coventry High School

South Carolina
Barnwell High School

Tennessee
Cornersville High School

Texas
La Marque High School
Lanier High School

Utah
American Fork High School
Kearns High School

Vermont
Essex High School

Virginia
Armstrong High School
Courtland High School

Washington
Pe Ell School District #301
Lakes High School
Willapa Valley Middle & High School

West Virginia
Preston High School

Wyoming
Natrona County High School
Torrington High School

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