California Casualty is looking to help public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools seeking funds for their program can apply at Applications must be received by Jan. 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2018-19 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, athletes at 79 public middle schools and high schools in 33 states benefitted from $83,000 awarded to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.

The 2018 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants helped:

  • Crosby High School (Connecticut) purchase a tackling and blocking sled to increase football team player safety.
  • Somersworth Middle School (New Hampshire) outfit the softball team with new uniforms.
  • Red Bay High School (Alabama) provide uniforms and equipment for the baseball team.
  • Santan Junior High School (Arizona) invest in soccer and track and field equipment for the school’s ADAPTS sports activities for autistic students.
  • Gervais Middle School (Oregon) provide the track and field team with sweat suits and a canopy to protect athletes during cold weather meets.
  • Coalinga High School (California) supply balls, jerseys and shoes for the girls’ basketball team.

Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. Learn more at or by calling 800-800-9410. 

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