For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436

Give Your Public High School a Sporting Chance: Apply For a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant


San Mateo, CA, October 8, 2014. . . As the school-year gets rolling, many districts are faced with the challenge to balance the many financial needs of their student-based programs.  If your public high school's athletics program is in need of funding, apply for a 2015 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. In the past three years, California Casualty has awarded more than $300,000. Guidelines and application forms can be found at

California Casualty will award numerous grants this year, in amounts of $1,000-to-$3,000, to public high schools across the nation that demonstrate the most need. Entries for the 2014-2015 academic year must be received by January 15, 2015 for consideration.

2014 recipients include (the complete list is attached):

  • Roadrunner High School in Phoenix, Arizona – providing balls, uniforms and outdoor lighting for family nights at the school serving students with special needs
  • George Washington High School in San Francisco, California – to help purchase a new wrestling mat to replace an old second-hand mat for the safety of team members
  • Pinelands Regional High School, Tuckerton, New Jersey – to buy new basketball rims and backboards for the school that is still reeling from the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy

Applicants must be a current member (or referred by a member) of the National Education Association (NEA) or one of the state NEA affiliates, or one of our other participating educator associations including ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA, UASSP, as well as be an active employee of the public high school for which funding is sought. Schools in AK, HI, MA, MI, NY and WI are not eligible. Awardees will be announced in May. Official rules and applications can be found at

The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program was established to counter budget cuts that drastically impacted support for school athletics, in some cases forcing programs to shut down. Past California Casualty Chairman, Thomas R. Brown, an avid sportsman and athlete believes teamwork and competition help foster positive attitudes and success for student athletes. "Not having sporting opportunities could severely affect many students' future prospects," he said.

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2013/2014 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Recipients

Douglas High School
Hackleburg High School
Sylvania High School

Mesa High School
Roadrunner High School

Albany High School
George Washington High School
John C. Fremont Sr. High School
Kelseyville High School
La Quinta High School
Pioneer High School
Placer High School
Ronald E. McNair High School
Southwest High School
Sunnyside High School
Tokay High School
Wasco High School
Wilson High School

Delta High School
Frederick High School
Wiggins High School

Caesar Rodney High School

John I. Leonard High School

South Atlanta Educational Complex

Perry Community High School
Woodbine Community High School

Clearwater Valley High School
Post Falls High School

Benton Consolidated High School
Illinois Valley Central High School

Fort Wayne North Side High School
Taylor High School
Union City Jr./Sr. High School

Hiawatha High School
Jefferson West High School

East Carter High School
Kentucky School for the Deaf High School

Ashland High School
Boothbay Regional High School
Hodgdon High School

Largo Sr. High School
Oxon Hill High School

Holdingford High School
Richfield High School
St. Paul Johnson High School

Mantachie High School

Van Horn High School

Cascade High School

Gordon-Rushville High School

Shadow Ridge High School

New Hampshire
Salem High School

New Jersey
Roxbury High School
Sussex County Technical School

New Jersey
Hoboken High School
John F. Kennedy High School
Linden High School
Pinelands Regional High School

New Mexico
Espanola Valley High School
Mayfield High School

Cardinal High School
Fort Loramie High School
London High School
Trotwood Madison High School

New Mexico
Tucumcari High School

North Carolina
Southern Vance High School

Glen Este High School

Purcell High School

Churchill High School
Franklin High School

Easton Area High School
Karns City High School
Northern Lehigh High School
Redbank Valley High School
Jackson High School
Jefferson Sr. High School
Walnut Ridge High School
Winton Woods High School
Union City Area High School
Wyalusing Valley High School

Bryan Adams High School

Ben Lomond High School
Wendover High School

Giles High School
Surry County High School

Ingraham High School
Liberty Bell High School
Montesano High School
Prairie High School

Laramie High School
Lingle-Fort Laramie High School


The South Atlanta Educational Complex High School football team, winners of a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant

The South Atlanta Educational Complex High School football team,
winners of a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant