California Casualty Awards Huntsberger/LHMS $1,000 Athletic Grant
Logan-Hocking Middle
Submitted by: California Casualty/Dani Bell

On Wednesday, April 17th, at 10:00am, a surprise check presentation was held at Logan-Hocking Middle School Staff Lounge, where administrators and co-workers -two who also happen to be the recipient’s parents, gathered to see six grade teacher, Jonathan Huntsberger’s, reaction when Sharlie Trentman, of California Casualty Management Company, presented him with a $1,000 check.

To say the least, Huntsberger was taken off guard, expressing his genuine appreciation for the funding and to LHSD Activities Director, Theresa Schultheiss, for submitting the grant on his behalf.

Logan Daily News Article (noting title should state "Athletic", rather than "Safety" grant.

Player safety has been a concern for the Logan-Hocking Middle School football team. A $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty will help the school purchase a new, safer blocking sled. The coach says the old blocking sled is becoming unsafe for his players.

Logan-Hocking Middle School is one of 64 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states being awarded a total of $67,000 this year to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets. Another Ohio school, Newcomerstown Middle School, also received $1,000.

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.

Since its inception in 2011, more than $738,000 has been awarded to some 630 schools across the nation.

“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®,; $250 Music and Arts Grants,, and $200 Help Your Classroom grants,

Founded in 1914, California Casualty proudly provides the Ohio Education Association’s NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit or call 1.800.800.9410.

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