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Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty

5/11/2017

 


Hill City, SD May 10, 2017
— Student athletes at Hill City High School will gain a competitive edge thanks to a $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty submitted by SDEA member Chad Ronish. The funds will be applied towards the purchase of a blocking sled for the football team. The new equipment is needed to reduce the risk of injuries during practices.

Hill City High is one of 79 public schools in 33 states receiving a total of $83,000.

Since its creation in 2011, more than $580,000 has been awarded to 500 athletic programs across the nation.

The grant is named after California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, who is a champion of helping more student athletes learn valuable lessons that carry to other aspects of life.

“California Casualty has been supporting educators for more than 65 years, and we understand the correlation between participation in sports and higher performance in the classroom,” said Doug Goldberg, Senior Vice President. Statistics show that student athletes have higher test scores and are much more likely to attend college. South Dakota schools with an unmet need can try for next year; applications for the 2017/2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are now being taken at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2018. California Casualty has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the Promise to Drive Focused for a chance to win a Ford Focus car, www.DriveSafePromise.com; $2,500 Academic Award, www.calcasacademicaward.com; and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.

California Casualty has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the Promise to Drive Focused for a chance to win a Ford Focus car, www.DriveSafePromise.com; $2,500 Academic Award, www.calcasacademicaward.com; and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.

Founded in 1914, California Casualty provides the South Dakota Education Association’s NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program. 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/SDEA or call 1.800.800.9410.