Everett, WA - The Eisenhower High School cross country and track and field teams will be able to purchase a new timing and marking system, thanks to a $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty.
Coach Steve Landro said the new equipment will allow the school to host more meets and provide a quality sports program for more athletes, including PE classes.
Eisenhower High is one of 64 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states awarded a total of $67,149 this year to help purchase new equipment, improve player safety, and provide uniforms. Three other Washington schools, Sequim High School, Whatcom Middle School (Bellingham) and Wilson Middle School (Yakima) also received grants this year from California Casualty.
Since its inception in 2011, more than $738,000 has been awarded to some 630 schools across the nation.
The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who has observed that lessons learned on athletic fields – teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship – translate to the classroom and beyond.
“The Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants benefit students and communities, and California Casualty is proud to support that effort,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President.
Serving educators since 1951, California Casualty has other giving initiatives to help schools that include a $7,500 School Lounge Makeover®, www.schoolloungemakeover.com; $250 Music and Arts Grants, www.calcasmusicartsgrant.com, and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.