Application Deadline: January 15, 2016
The race is on for public high schools in New Hampshire to secure a 2016 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. The deadline to apply for up to $3,000 for their athletics programs is January 15, 2016 at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com.
The grant is a tribute to California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, who strongly believes that every student-athlete should have the opportunity to compete in physical activities that build character and confidence, traits that translate to success later in life.
California Casualty is once again making $100,000 available to public high schools across the nation to purchase sporting equipment, defray travel costs or improve athlete safety. The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program has awarded more than $400,000 in the four years since its inception.
The plight of public high schools affected by budget cuts was highlighted in a recent Public School Review article. Numerous sports programs have been reduced or eliminated across the country due to diminishing dollars.
In 2015, Goffstown High School and Profile High School in Bethlehem were each awarded $1,000.
The grant allowed Goffstown High to replace torn wrestling mats that were not only cracked and unsafe, but a threat to hygiene and health.
Profile High used the funds to provide uniforms, balls and support staff for special needs students to participate in the basketball program.
“We are committed to public high schools and all student-athletes who want to compete and learn,” said Doug Goldberg, Senior Vice President.
How can California Casualty help your school athletics program? Hurry; applications for the 2015-2016 academic year grants must be received by January 15, 2016. Recipients will be notified in April with presentations made in May. Official rules and applications can be found at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com.
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