For Immediate Release
Contact: Robin Freese,, 719.532.8440

California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award Program Extended


January 30, 2013 - The deadline for California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award program to help educators cover the costs of classroom materials and supplies has been extended to February 28, 2013.

Too often, American teachers reach into their own wallets to cover classroom costs.  A recent survey by found that 91 percent of teachers reported purchasing supplies ranging from school supplies to personal care items and food.  So California Casualty decided to offer one lucky winner some relief – and a cash prize for his or her school. The company has a 60-year history of supporting educators.

"We work with educators every single day. We see the sacrifices they make on behalf of their students," said Robin Freese of California Casualty. "This Academic Award is just one more way to say that we recognize and appreciate everything teachers do, and we want to make it just a little bit easier for them."

Any qualified, K-12 public school teacher currently living in the United States can enter the Academic Award giveaway online in a simple, one-step process at  Eligible educators must be members of the NEA, CTA or AEA and submit an entry by February 28, 2013.  

California Casualty is a 99-year-old policyholder-owned company headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with service centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas. Learn more about its auto and home insurance for firefighters, peace officers, educators and nurses at