For Immediate Release
Bianca Odom

Educators Receive $1,000 Athletic Grants from California Casualty

Public middle and high schools across seven states have been selected to receive California Casualty’s $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants to help support their school sports program(s).

SAN MATEO, CA. May 20, 2024—California Casualty is proud to announce the distribution of $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletic Grants to educators at 13 public middle and high schools spanning seven states to help support their school sports program(s). Since its inception in 2010, the Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Program has helped to alleviate the financial burden of athletic programs in 763 public schools across the nation.

Named in honor of Tom Brown, an ardent sports enthusiast and California Casualty Chairman Emeritus, the Thomas R. Brown Athletic Grant reflects his conviction that the values cultivated on the field—such as teamwork, trust, communication, and confidence—extend far beyond sports, enriching academic and personal development. Athletic programs play a pivotal role in shaping students' character, fostering well-rounded individuals who excel both in the classroom and in life.

“The athletic departments mission is to provide our students who come from an underserved community the opportunity to develop sport skills by maximizing participation and focusing on fundamental skills. El Camino Jr. High School sports focus on developing positive values, learning sportsmanship, teamwork, communication and cooperation. This grant will go towards purchasing equipment such as volleyballs, basketball, ball racks and nets…. to enhance the lives of our student athletes,” said CTA Member and applicant Ashley Sandoval.

California Casualty recognizes the vital role of youth sports in promoting children's physical and mental well-being. We are delighted to announce that the 2023/2024 Athletic Grants will support the following initiatives:

  • Angevine Middle School, Lafayette, CO – Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer and Track
  • Burley High School, Burley, ID – Wrestling
  • Challenger Middle School, Tucson, AZ – Boys and Girls Soccer
  • CY Middle School, Casper, WY – Boys Soccer
  • Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, CA – Girls Flag Football
  • Del Mar High School, San Jose, CA – Football
  • El Camino Jr High, Santa Maria, CA – Basketball and Volleyball
  • Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, OR – Cheerleading
  • Montebello High School, Montebello, CA – Girls Golf
  • Scappoose High School, Scappoose, OR – Bowling
  • Shadow Hills High School, Indio, CA – Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Syringa Middle School, Caldwell, ID – Boys Basketball
  • Turner High School, Kansas City, KS – Boys and Girls Golf

Headquartered in San Mateo, California with Service Center representatives in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been serving the needs of educators for over 70 years. Learn more about California Casualty at or call 1.800.800.9410.