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Fifty-nine High Schools Across Nation Receive Grants from California Casualty for Athletic Programs


San Mateo, CA, April 5, 2012 … California Casualty announced today it has awarded 59 grants totaling $75,000 to assist public high school athletic programs nationwide.

Shrinking state education budgets, coupled with pressure to improve academic performance, has forced many schools to trim or even eliminate athletics. In many cases, coaches have subsidized programs out of their own pockets while student athletes have risked injury practicing with old and insufficient equipment. More and more, families who simply aren't able are asked to foot the athletics bill. Among this year's applicants, many represent economically disadvantaged student athletes who cannot afford to pay participation fees or purchase uniforms.

These types of situations concerned California Casualty Chairman and past CEO Thomas R. Brown, who enjoyed school athletics and understands their impact on self-esteem and leadership development.

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

The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program began a year ago, with $25,000 in grants across four states. Applications revealed such compelling need that the grant pool was tripled and eligibility expanded to all states for the second year of the program. This time around, 275 applications for assistance poured in. The 59 selected programs received grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 which will be used for equipment, uniforms, fees and other associated costs for athletic programs. A full listing of grant recipients is attached 2012 Grant Recipients.

California Casualty has a 60-year relationship with education and school administration associations. "We understand the struggles they face every day," said Doug Goldberg, Senior Vice President. "This is our way of giving back."

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Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Recipients 2012

Tuscaloosa County High School

Cortez High School

Agoura High School
Cajon High School
Calipatria High School
Chaffey High School
Chaparral High School
Hawthorne Math & Science Academy
Hoover High School
Natomas High School
Rim of the World High School
San Jose High School
Vista Del Lago High School
Wilson High School

Fort Morgan High School
Lakewood High School
Westminster High School

Laurel High School
Seaford Senior High School

New Smyrna High School

Early County High School

Buhl High School
Emmett High School

Alton Senior High School
Bunker Hill High School

Jasper High School

Waverly-Shell Rock High School

Eisenhower High School
St. John-Hudson High School

Bryan Station High School
Casey County High School

Morse High School
Washburn District High School

Chesapeake High School
Havre de Grace High School

Park Rapids Area High School
Verndale Public School

Brookfield High School
Pattonville High School
Ste. Genevieve High School

New Jersey
Morris Hills High School

New Mexico
Hatch Valley High School

North Carolina
Pamlico County High School

Liberty Center High School
Riverside High School
Xenia High School

Ashland High School
Elgin High School

Brownsville Area High School
Curwensville High School
East Juniata High School
East Pennsboro High School
Huntington Area High School
Ligonier Valley High School
Moniteau High School
Waynesburg Central High School

South Carolina
Rock Hill High School

Patrick Henry High School

Mountain View High School