The football equipment necessary to ensure students’ safety can be expensive, and in a district like Waterbury, funding for sports programs is in short supply. “I fill out a lot of funding applications from all kinds of sources, and I often don’t hear back,” says Crosby High School Head Football Coach David Jurewicz, a technology education teacher at the school.
The Waterbury Teachers Association member was therefore thrilled today when, at what he thought was to be a routine staff meeting, he was surprised with a $1,000 athletic grant from California Casualty.
“This is going to help the team out tremendously,” says Jurewicz. “It will go a long way toward getting us the equipment we need.”
A technology teacher and the Head Football Coach at Crosby High School in Waterbury, David Jurewicz poses with Principal Jade Gopie next to student artwork depicting the school’s mascot.
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Bloomfield’s 5th-8th grade softball team received a California Casualty Athletics Grant last year to purchase uniforms and needed equipment. Coach Mary Kay Rendock is at right and assistant coach Lauren Serafino is at left.
Public high schools and middle schools in need of financial help can score up to $3,000 for their sports programs with a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. California Casualty, provider of the NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program, is providing grants to offset budget cuts that have affected middle and high school athletics.
Click here for details and entry forms. Applications must be received by January 15, 2018 for consideration for the 2017-2018 school year.
Thanks to a California Casualty Athletics Grant, last year Mary Kay Rendock, a math instructional coach at Carmen Arace Intermediate School in Bloomfield, was able to purchase uniforms, specialty catcher gloves, and other crucial equipment for the girls middle school softball team she coaches.