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64 Schools Cross the Finish Line with a 2019 Athletics Grant from California Casualty
Date:4/17/2019

Student-athletes at 64 public middle and high schools in 32 states will gain a competitive edge thanks to a 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty. A total of $67,149 is being given this year to help purchase new equipment, improve player safety, and provide uniforms.

The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who has observed that lessons learned on athletic fields – teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship – translate to the classroom and beyond.

Examples of how schools will use the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants include:

  • Fairvalley Continuation High School (CA) to provide needed uniforms and equipment needed to keep the football, basketball, softball and soccer teams in the Continuation High School League
  • Mead High School (CO) to purchase equipment for the unified sports programs that allow students with disabilities to participate with general-education students in football, basketball and soccer
  • Bassick High School (CT) for a new net system to benefit the girls volleyball team
  • Marshalltown High School (IA) to invest in a tent to protect track and field athletes from inclement weather during meets
  • DuQuoin High School (IL) to buy much needed uniforms for the boys basketball team
  • Newcomerstown Middle School (OH) to acquire safer helmets for the football team

The awards range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Since its inception in 2011, more than $738,000 has been awarded to over 660 schools across the nation.

“The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants benefit students and communities, and California Casualty is proud to support that effort,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President.

California Casualty has served educators since 1951 and has provided the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program since 2000. The company has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the $7,500 School Lounge Makeover®, http://www.NewSchoolLounge.com/NEA; $500 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with the NEA Foundation, http://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/awards-for-teaching-excellence; $250 Music and Arts Grants, http://www.calcasmusicartsgrant.com; and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, http://www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.

Founded in 1914, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, law enforcement, firefighters and nurses across the country. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with service centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown Family. To learn more or get a quote, please visit http://www.calcas.com or call1.800.800.9410.

2018/2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Recipients

Alabama
Chickasaw High School
Hubbertville School (Eldridge)

Arizona
Desert Edge High School (Goodyear)
Williams Field High School (Gilbert)

California
Atwater High School
Fairvalley Continuation High School (Covina)
Garden Grove High School
Gridley High School
Lewis Middle School (San Diego)
REACH Academy (Santa Ana)
Solvang Middle School

Colorado
Fort Lupton Middle School
Mead High School (Longmont)
Prairie Heights Middle School (Evans)

Connecticut
Bassick High School (Bridgeport)
Stonington High School (Pawcatuck)

Florida
Eau Gallie High School (Melbourne)

Georgia
Westover High School (Albany)

Idaho
Initial Point High School (Kuna)
Wendell Middle School

Iowa
Marshalltown High School

Illinois
Beardstown Jr./Sr. High School
DuQuoin High School (DuQuoin)
Jack London Middle School (Wheeling)

Indiana
Cloverdale High School
North Harrison Middle School

Kansas
J.C. Harmon High School (Kansas City)

Kentucky
Crawford Middle School (Lexington)
Ockerman Middle School (Florence)

Maryland
Oakdale High School (Ijamsville)

Minnesota
New London-Spicer High School/Middle School
Round Lake-Brewster Middle School

Missouri
Grandview Middle School
St. Joseph Central High School

Montana
Trout Creek School

Nebraska
Alfonza W. Davis Middle School (Omaha)
Millard North High School (Omaha)

New Jersey
Clayton High School
Copeland Middle School (Rockaway)
Pompton Lakes High School

New Mexico
Alamogordo High School
Valley Middle School (Ribera)

North Carolina
Jones Senior High School (Trenton)

Ohio
Logan-Hocking Middle School
Newcomerstown Middle School

Oklahoma
Sky Ranch (Moore)

Oregon
Astoria Middle School
Parrish Middle School (Salem)
Philomath Middle School

Pennsylvania
Lincoln Middle School (Lancaster)
Meadville Area High School
North Pocono High School (Covington Township)

South Carolina
Orangeburg Wilkinson High School

Tennessee
Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School (Somerville)

Texas
Estacado High School (Lubbock)

Virginia
Fairfax High School
Falling Creek Middle School (North Chesterfield)

Vermont
Leland and Gray Union Middle/High School (Townshend)

Washington
Eisenhower Middle School (Everett)
Sequim High School
Whatcom Middle School (Bellingham)
Wilson Middle School (Yakima)

West Virginia
Cameron High School

Wyoming
Powell High School

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