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

California Casualty is looking to help Missouri public school sports programs in need, with the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. Middle schools and high schools across the Show Me 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, Frontier Middle School (O’Fallon) and Kingsville High School each received $1,000. The schools 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.

Frontier Middle School purchased training equipment for the track and field team. 

Kingsville High used the funds for strength and conditioning equipment for all athletes at the school.

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 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 the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program since 2000. The company gives back to educators through other community impact initiatives:


Founded in 1914, California Casualty has partnered with the Missouri NEA to provide 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.

Posted Date: 11/27/2018
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