Apply for a California Casualty $1,000 TRB Athletics Grant

Are you a public school coach in need of new equipment, uniforms, or a supplement for your travel budget? Apply for the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant by Jan. 15. You could receive $1,000 for your middle or high school sports program.

Last year, two Missouri NEA members received the grant. Maybe it will be you this year!

It’s no secret that participation in youth sports offers health benefits, including physical fitness and mental wellness. Student-athletes learn teamwork and problem-solving skills, have an outlet to reduce stress and boost their self-esteem, and tend to do better academically.

“Youth sports are important to our children's physical and mental health, especially now. The California Casualty Athletics Grant Program benefits students, schools, and communities; and we are honored to be a part of that effort,” said Amy Grosso, Assistant Vice President.

The grant program was named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who experienced the positive impact of playing sports as a youth. Previous grants have been used to improve player safety, cover participation fees and purchase much-needed equipment.