2017-04-21 / Schools
High school receives $1K athletics gift
Student-athletes at Simi Valley High School will benefit from a $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty.
The funds will be used to buy helmets and uniforms for the football team.
Simi Valley High is one of 79 public schools in 33 states receiving a total of $83,000.
Nine other California schools received a total of $10,000 in grants this year from California Casualty.
Since the creation of the grant 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 Brown.
“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.
Applications for the 2017/2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are available at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is Jan. 15, 2018.