*Pictured California Casualty Field Marketing Manager Michelle Hawkins and
South Kitsap High School Track and Field Coach LaRae Rodriguez.
Four Washington High Schools Receive 2016 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants
San Mateo, CA, April 1, 2016 – Connell High School, Oak Harbor High, Seattle World School and South Kitsap High School (Port Orchard) will share $6,000 in California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants. They are among 86 public high schools in 34 states receiving a total of $102,500 for athletic departments.
The grant is named after California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, who is a champion of helping more student-athletes learn valuable lessons of teamwork and confidence. Since its inception in 2011, over $500,000 has been awarded to more than 400 high schools across the nation.
Many of the schools receiving the grants have large student populations and consequently have fewer and fewer dollars allocated for their sporting programs.
The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant will allow:
- Connell High to purchase balls and shoes for the girls bowling team
- Oak Harbor High to help two sports: providing rain jackets and uniforms for the girls golf team and to purchase uniforms for the freshmen football team
- Seattle World School to acquire equipment for the soccer team, participation in which has improved grades, attendance and self-worth for students from diverse backgrounds
- South Kitsap High to buy a tent to protect athletes on the track team from inclement Washington weather during competitions
“Sports play an important role in schools across the country,” said Doug Goldberg, Senior Vice President. “California Casualty has supported educators for 65 years and we are honored to give back so more student-athletes can compete and succeed.”
There is an exciting new addition to the 2016/2017 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants – the program has been expanded to include public middle schools. Applications are now being taken at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2017.
California Casualty has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the $2,500 Academic Award, www.calcasacademicaward.com and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.
Celebrating 100 years, California Casualty proudly provides the Washington Education Association’s NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit www.calcas.com/NEA or call 1.866.813 1434