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B-B-E scores athletics grant from California Casualty

 

Athletes at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School and Braham Area High School will benefit from the 2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. They are among 79 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states awarded a total of $83,000 to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.

The $815 grant will allow Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High to purchase a new discus net, improving safety for athletes and coaches on the track and field team.

Braham Area High will use its $1,000 to provide new helmets and pads for the football team, enhancing player safety.

The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who believes that teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship help develop high achievers in academics and in life.

Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.

"All students should have the opportunity to compete," said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. "California Casualty's 67-year commitment to educators and schools also reaches to athletic fields."

Juli Bohmer, a 1996 graduate of B-B-E, was instrumental in lining up this grant for our school by connecting the coaches to this opportunity.

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