Public Schools Across the Country Receive $1,000 Athletic Grants from California Casualty
San Mateo, CA, April 19, 2022—California Casualty will deliver $51,000 in grants to 51 public middle high schools in 26 states. Since its inception in 2010, the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Program has given $789,550 to financially burdened athletics programs in public schools across the country.
The grant program was named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who experienced the positive impact of playing sports as a youth. He believed what coaches and educators have confirmed: lessons learned on athletic fields—teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship—translate to the classroom and beyond.
“Youth sports are important to our children's physical and mental health, especially now. The California Casualty Athletics Grant Program benefits students, schools and communities; and we are honored to be a part of that effort.” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President.
The funds will be used to improve player safety, purchase needed equipment, and restore a sense of normalcy for school athletes. Specific plans to use the funds—as captured by some of this year’s grant applications—include:
- Boys’ and girls’ tennis uniforms, racquets, tennis balls, and repair of ball machine, Weston Ranch High School, Stockton, CA
- Basketball program fees, uniforms and equipment, Place Bridge Academy, Denver, CO
- Additional goggles, swimsuits, caps and equipment used to run a successful Swim program, Portsmouth City Schools, Portsmouth, OH
- Equipment for all athletic programs, to help rebuild after the devastating Almeda fire, Talent Middle School, Talent, OR
- Practice gear and new towels for Wrestling program, Renton High School, Renton, WA
A complete list of 2021/2022 recipients follows.
Public middle and high schools whose sports programs have been impacted by budget restrictions and limited fundraising opportunities can apply for a 2022/2023 California Casualty $1,000 TRB Athletics Grant at www.calcasathletics.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2023.
About California Casualty
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with service centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been serving the needs of educators for 70 years. It is the only auto and home insurance company to earn the trust and endorsement of the NEA. Learn more a www.calcas.com or by calling 1.800.800.9410.
2021/2022 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Recipients