Cypress Springs boys’ track team receives $1,000 athletic grant

May 20, 2015

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The Cypress Springs High School boys’ track and field team celebrates its $1,000 grant from California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance. (Photo by Destini Eidman, Cypress Springs HS)

By Autumn Lowry, Janelle Madril and Lucy Benitez, Cypress Springs HS

May 20, 2015—The Cypress Springs High School boys’ track and field team accepted a $1,000 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletic Grant in the school gymnasium on May 13.

The grant, presented to Coach Michael Cahee and the Panthers, was one of 87 awarded to public high school athletic programs nationwide. Cypress Springs is one of two high schools in Texas to earn the award from California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance.

Cahee emphasized that the athletes were a major part of the process when applying for the grant.

“I’m very excited for the students and the athletic program,” Cahee said. “This is a big achievement. The grant will help with opportunities for the students and help provide uniforms, food, practice equipment and much more.”  

The team believes the grant can only bring positive results to the team and the school supporting them.

“It will get us on the map as a school with a good reputation,” said sophomore athlete Seth Freeman.

California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance has served several education associations such as the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) and the National Education Association (NEA) for more than 60 years, awarding public school grants for academic classroom supplies, athletic program equipment and school lounge makeovers. Visit the California Casualty website for more information.

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Cypress Springs boys’ track and field coach Michael Cahee displays the $1,000 check from California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance. (Photo by Destini Eidman, Cypress Springs HS)

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