For Immediate Release
Mike McCormick, 913.266.3720

California Casualty is Proud to Partner with the USS Hornet as the Title Sponsor of Splashdown 45


San Mateo, CA, June 13, 2014… California Casualty is the title sponsor for Splashdown 45, a celebration on July 26 commemorating the historic 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.

Hornet Museum CEO Randall Ramian said, “We are delighted to have California Casualty as our Title Sponsor for Splashdown 45. California Casualty is the perfect sponsor to complement the USS Hornet Museum’s stellar national service legacy and long-term commitment to STEM education for young people.”

For 100 years, California Casualty has been protecting American heroes – active and retired educators, law enforcement professionals, firefighters and nurses; people who enhance and strengthen our communities. With leadership from four generations of the Brown family, California Casualty pioneered affinity group insurance in 1951 with the endorsement of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and 60 years later is the only auto and home insurance company to earn the endorsement of the National Education Association (NEA). The California Casualty Community Impact initiative provides a variety of grant and award programs that assist CTA and NEA members in their mission of preparing young minds to inherit the future.

California Casualty Vice President Mike McCormick added, “The business focus of California Casualty has always been about serving our communities and nation, whether supporting current heroes or those of future generations. We are honored to be a sponsor of the USS Hornet Museum and Splashdown 45.”

Splashdown 45 features a full day of events highlighted by a guest appearance from Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, along with a VIP reception and dinner.

About the USS Hornet Museum:

The USS Hornet Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages. Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science and space technology. A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda, CA. For more information, ticket prices and event planning, visit

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