You could win a 2015 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant

The clock is winding down to score a 2015 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown athletics grant

San Mateo, CA, December 29, 2014 – Just like catching a last second touchdown or hitting a three pointer at the buzzer, time is running short to score a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant for your public high school. Hurry, applications are due by January 15, 2015 for this current school year. Guidelines and application forms can be found at More than $300,000 has been awarded since the program began three years ago. Last year, 79 public high schools from 31 states received a total of $101,000.

Grants typically range from $1,000 – $3,000. Here is a listing of Illinois recipients from the past three years:

2014 – Benton Consolidated HS & Illinois Valley Central HS

2013 – Harrisburg HS, Indian Creek HS, Mahomet Seymour HS & Sparta HS

2012 – Alton HS & Bunker Hill HS

The grant program is a tribute to Thomas R. Brown, Honorary Chairman of the California Casualty Group’s Advisory Board, an avid sportsman himself. It was created to assist public high schools negatively impacted by reduced budgets.

Get your high school’s sporting program back in the game; apply now for a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant at  Again, the deadline for 2014-2015 consideration is January 15, 2015. Awardees will be announced by May, 2015.

Applicants must be a current member (or referred by a member) of Illinois Education Association who is an active employee of the public high school for which funding is sought. Schools in AK, HI, MA, MI, NY and WI are not eligible. Official rules and applications can be found at

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