Join the Race for a 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty

San Mateo, CA, October 8, 2018 – California Casualty is looking to help Colorado public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools across the Centennial State seeking funds for their program can apply at 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, four Colorado schools, Fort Collins High School, Northridge High School (Greeley), Preston Middle School (Fort Collins) and Wheat Ridge High School shared $3,270. They were among 79 public middle schools and high schools in 33 states that benefitted from $83,000 awarded to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.

The grant enabled Fort Collins High to replace decade old uniforms for the girls soccer team.

Northridge High used the funds to purchase new uniforms for the unified basketball program, which pairs students with disabilities with those without disabilities.

Preston Middle School’s fast-pitch softball team benefitted from a new safety net to protect players and coaches during batting practice.

Wheat Ridge High bought new mats to improve safety for the cheer 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.”

Applicationsare being taken at The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019, with 2018/2019 recipients announced in April.

California Casualty has served educators since 1951 and has been providing auto and home insurance for CEA members since 1996. The company gives back to educators through other community impact initiatives:

Founded in 1914, California Casualty has partnered with the Colorado Education Association to provide members auto and home insurance tailored to their professional needs since 1996. 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 or call 1.800.800.9410.