For Immediate Release
Robin Freese

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 The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2023.

About California Casualty
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2021/2022 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Recipients

Center Point High School, Birmingham

Chandler High, Chandler

Bohannon Middle School, San Lorenzo
Coalinga High School, Coalinga
Coliseum College Prep Academy, Oakland
Happy Valley Elementary, Anderson
John Muir Middle School, Burbank
Mira Mesa High School, San Diego
Norte Vista High School, Riverside
Oak Grove High School, San Jose
Weston Ranch High School, Stockton

Place Bridge Academy, Denver
Riverdale Ridge High School, Thornton

Harding High School, Bridgeport

Smyrna High School, Smyrna

Clewiston Middle School, Clewiston

Kuna Middle School, Kuna
Lakeland Middle School, Rathdrum

Lincoln Avenue School, Dolton

Lewis Cass High School, Walton
North Harrison Middle School, Ramsey

Baldwin High School, Baldwin City
Wichita High School East, Wichita

Ramsey Middle School, Louisville
Winburn Middle School, Lexington

Scotlandville Magnet High, Baton Rouge

Capital City High School, Jefferson City
Hazelwood East High School, St. Louis

Northwest High School, Grand Island

Sparks High School, Sparks

New Jersey
Jonas Salk Middle School, Old Bridge
Oakcrest High School, Mays Landing
Union City High School, Union City
Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Hamburg

New Mexico
Belen Middle School, Belen

Niles Middle School, Niles City Schools
Portsmouth City Schools, Portsmouth (Field & Track)
Portsmouth City Schools, Portsmouth (Swim Team)

Owasso 7th Grade Ctr, Owasso

Aloha High School, Beaverton
Talent Middle School, Talent

Northeast Middle School, Reading
Riverside Beaver County School District, Ellwood City

Central High School, Bruceton

Canyon View, Ogden

Allen Elementary, Bow
Central Valley High School, Veradale
Ellen Ochoa Middle School, Pasco
Emerald Ridge High School, Puyallup (Girl’s Track & Field)
Emerald Ridge High School, Puyallup (Boy’s Track & Field)
Hudson's Bay High School, Vancouver
Renton High School, Renton

Powell High School, Powell

Public school athletes win with California Casualty. California Casualty congratulates the 51 public schools who received their $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants. California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants.