California Casualty is looking to help Kentucky public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools across the Bluegrass State seeking funds for their program can apply at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. Applications must be received by January 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018/2019 academic year.
Qualifying teams can receive $1,000 to $3,000.
The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who believes that teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship help develop high achievers in academics and in life.
Last year, Barbourville High School, Livingston County Middle School (Burna), and Southern High School (Louisville), each received $1,000. They were among 79 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states awarded a total of $83,000 to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.
Barbourville High purchased helmets and catchers equipment to enhance the safety for the girls fast-pitch softball team.
The Livingston County Middle School’s girls basketball team was able to furnish balls and other equipment, enabling more student-athletes to participate.
Southern High used the funds to improve player safety with more helmets for the football team.
Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.
“The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are another example of California Casualty’s commitment to educators and students,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. “We are proud to help students and schools compete at a higher level.”
Applications are being taken at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019, with 2018/2019 recipients announced in April.
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, 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/KEA or call 1.800.800.9410.