Three Ohio High Schools Receive Grants from California Casualty for Athletics Programs
Three Ohio high schools have received grants to boost their athletics programs, thanks to the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant initiative. They join 56 other high schools from across the country sharing a $75,000 grants pool to assist struggling athletics programs.
At the rural Liberty Center High School, Liberty Center, OH, athletes frequently must travel great distances simply to compete. The grant from California Casualty will help keep the cross country team active in the meets leading up to state championship races, by covering some of its transportation costs.
Riverside High School, Painesville, OH, will use its grant for football field maintenance, transportation and safety equipment – and be able to minimize increases in player fees.
Xenia High School, Xenia, OH plans to use its grant money to assist the baseball team with new bats and new uniforms.
Shrinking state education budgets, pressure on schools to focus efforts on academics, and diminishing funds for athletics inspired California Casualty President and CEO Beau Brown to establish the grant program in honor of his father – Chairman Tom Brown, a lifelong athlete and sportsman.
The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program began a year ago, with $25,000 in grants across four states. Applications revealed such compelling need that the grant pool was tripled and eligibility expanded to all states for the second year of the program. This time around, 275 applications for assistance poured in. The 59 selected programs received grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 which will be used for equipment, uniforms, fees and other associated costs for athletic programs. A full listing of grant recipients is attached.
“We understand the struggles they face every day,” said Doug Goldberg, Senior Vice President. “This is our way of giving back.”
For more information about the Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program, visit www.CalCasAthleticsGrant.com.
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