The race for a 2018 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty is now on. Public high schools and middle schools in Kentucky that are in need of financial help for their sports programs are urged to apply at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. Applications must be received by January 15, 2018 for consideration for the 2017/2018 academic year. Qualifying teams can score up to $3,000.
The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, who understands that valuable lessons such as pride and confidence lead to success in the classroom and in the community.
Last year, two Kentucky schools, Lexington Traditional Magnet School and Moore Traditional School (Louisville), each received $1,000. They were among 79 public middle and high schools from 33 states that shared $83,000 in athletic grants from California Casualty. Many of the schools face economic challenges and have experienced financial reductions to their sports programs.
The funds were used to purchase practice uniforms for the Lexington Traditional Magnet School girls’ basketball team and outfit the Moore Traditional School boys and girls soccer teams with new uniforms.
“All students should have the opportunity to compete,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. “California Casualty’s 66 year commitment to educators and schools also reaches to athletic fields.”
Since its inception in 2011, nearly $600,000 dollars have been awarded to almost 500 schools across the nation.
Applications are being taken at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2018, with 2017/2018 recipients announced in April.
California Casualty has served educators since 1951 and has provided auto and home insurance to KEA members since 1994.
The company gives back to educators through other community impact initiatives:
• The $200 Help Your Classroom monthly grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom
• The NEA Foundation/California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence – given to educators to honor and promote excellence in education and to elevate professionalism. Winners receive $650 for their schools, www.neafoundation.org/pages/nea-foundation-awards/
Founded in 1914, California Casualty has partnered with the Kentucky Education Association to provide members auto and home insurance tailored to their professional needs since 1994. 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 about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit www.calcas.com/KEA or call 1.800.800.9410.