For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436

The Clock is Winding Down to Score a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant


San Mateo, CA, December 29, 2014 … Just like catching a last second touchdown or hitting a three pointer at the buzzer, time is running short to score a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant for your public high school. Hurry, applications are due by January 15, 2015 for this current school year. Guidelines and application forms can be found at

More than $300,000 has been awarded since the program began three years ago. Last year, 79 public high schools from 31 states received a total of $101,000.

The grant program is a tribute to Thomas R. Brown, Honorary Chairman of the California Casualty Group's Advisory Board, an avid sportsman himself. It was created to assist public high schools negatively impacted by reduced budgets.

Recipients from 2014 included Hodgdon High School in Maine. The principal's thank you note said, "We are a small school district with a very limited budget. We were unable to set aside money needed to work on our [dangerously rutted] athletic fields. Your grant is greatly appreciated."

The grant provided funds to buy new state-of-the-art helmets to help prevent concussions for the football team at Tokay High School in Lodi, California.

Another grant recipient, Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton, New Jersey, was able to buy new basketball rims and backboards after funds were diverted for repairs following Hurricane Sandy.

Get your high school's sporting program back in the game; apply now for a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant at Again, the deadline for 2014-2015 consideration is January 15, 2015. Awardees will be announced by May, 2015.

Applicants must be a current member (or referred by a member) of the National Education Association (NEA) or one of the state NEA affiliates, or one of our other participating educator associations including ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA, UASSP, as well as be an active employee of the public high school for which funding is sought. Schools in AK, HI, MA, MI, NY and WI are not eligible. Official rules and applications can be found at

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