$100,000 Available for High School Athletics through California Casualty’s Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Program

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Public high schools with financially struggling athletics programs may now apply for a 2014 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty.


2014 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Program

Youth sports teach teamwork, discipline and that hard works pays off.

California Casualty’s Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program will receive requests for grants from its $100,000 pool of funding September 15, 2013 through January 15, 2014. Grant applications received after January 15th will be considered the following year. Guidelines and application forms can be found at http://www.calcasathletics.com.

Shrinking state education budgets, pressure on schools to focus efforts on academics, and diminishing funds for athletics inspired California Casualty CEO, Beau Brown, to establish the grant program in honor of his father – Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, a lifelong athlete and sportsman.

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

The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program began three years ago, with $25,000 in grants in four states. Since its inception, 154 public high schools across the nation have received over $200,000 in athletics program assistance.

A detailed listing of 2013 grant recipients is attached. For more information about the Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program, visit http://www.calcasathleticsgrant.com.

Applicants must be an active employee of the public high school for which funding is sought and a current member (or referred by a member) of the state NEA affiliate or one of our other participating educator associations including: ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA or UASSP. Schools in AK, HI, MA, MI, NY and WI are not eligible. Complete details can be found at http://www.calcasathleticsgrant.com.

Award notifications will be made by May 30, 2014.

Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses across the country. Since its founding in 1914, California Casualty has been family led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit http://www.calcas.com or call 1.800.800.9410.

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