Frontier Middle School receives 2018 Athletics Grant from California Casualty

Student-athletes at Frontier Middle School in the Wentzville School District will benefit from a $1,000 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant, which was awarded to coaches at the school on April 13th. Frontier Middle School is one of only two public schools in Missouri and 79 public schools in the nation to receive the grant this year.

The funds will be used to purchase conditioning tools for athletes on both the track and field and cross country teams. Tracy Cleveland, track and field co-coach, said, “This grant will allow access to training tools at the middle school that we don’t currently have.” The FMS track and field and cross country teams travel to Liberty High School for their training on most days. Head Coach Rob Rowe, added, “This grant will go a long way in supporting this growing program.”

FMS track and field students have worked tirelessly to become a dominant force, and at their most recent track meet, the team set eight new school records.

The grant is named after California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, who believes that teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship help develop high achievers in academics and life.  Since its creation in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 athletic programs 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.”

Public middle and high schools in Missouri with a need for their sports programs can apply now for the 2018/2019 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants; applications are being accepted at The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019.

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