San Mateo, California (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
Seventy nine high schools from 31 states will share $101,000 in athletics grants from California Casualty.
The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program was created to offset budget cuts forcing high schools to decrease, eliminate or implement participation fees for their sports programs – leaving some kids sitting on the sidelines. California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, an avid sportsman, recognized the positive benefits of teamwork and physical endeavors. Since its inception, more than $300,000 has been awarded to hundreds of public high schools across the nation.
Many of the schools have student populations that receive free or reduced-cost lunches and have fewer and fewer dollars allocated to extra-curricular activities. Coaches and administrators have seen a direct correlation between participation in athletics and higher grades and lower drop-out rates.
“California Casualty understands the important role athletics play in the education of our youth,” said Doug Goldberg, Senior Vice President. “We have partnered with education associations for more than 60 years and we are honored that we can give back.” California Casualty is the trusted provider of auto and home insurance to educators in 43 states and the District of Columbia.
Applications for the next California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are now being taken at http://www.calcasathleticsgrant.com.
A complete list of the 2013/2014 recipients is attached.
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. Celebrating 100 years of service, California Casualty has been 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.