Sport is a way of life in Appleton and its environs just as surely as the Fox River flows through the Fox River Valley. As in much of America, the ethos of Appleton is: Work hard, play hard. So when the sun sets here, the games on Softball fields and basketball courts are just beginning
Pat's Tap fields one of the 270 softball teams that suit up in Appleton each week. And if softball doesn't suit you, there's always block-party volleyball and spearfishing in the Fox River locks.
There's no vacation from cheerleading for the Kaukauna High squad as it keeps in fighting form at a Lawrence University summer camp.
The games people play along the Fox aren't all blood-and-guts affairs. It's no sweat if you choose to pitch horseshoes, float in a pool on the family farm or ride a bike down a country road.
Keeping second base free of dirt ensures that softball at Harrison Field is just good clean fun.