The Red Smith Committee and our sponsors welcomed nearly 200 guests to Red Smith Night at the Wisconsin Tiber Rattlers on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  At a ceremony preceding the baseball game, the 3000+ in attendance saw the many beneficiaries of the 2018 Red Smith Sports Awards Banquet received their checks from emcee Dave Edwards and Committee Ticket Chairman Joe Ornstein along with Scholarship Committee Chairs Cassie and Mike Curry.

Organizations receiving grants from proceeds from the 2016 banquet include:

Appleton East High School Patriot Athletic Club
Appleton North High School Booster Club
Appleton West High School Terror Backers
Fox Valley Lutheran High School Fans of the Foxes
Xavier High School Booster Club
Appleton Park and Recreation Facilities
Appleton Youth Football Association
Appleton Hockey Booster Club (3 public schools)
Fox Cities Stars Boys Hockey Team (3 parochial schools)
Fox Cities Stars Girls Hockey Team (3 parochial schools)
Appleton Girls Hockey Club
Fox Cities Curling, Inc.
Fox Valley Youth Hockey Association (Tri County Ice Arena)
Appleton Lacrosse Club
Sconnie Lacrosse
Fox Cities YMCA Swim Team
Northeast Wisconsin United Soccer Club (formerly ASC)
Appleton Youth Football Association Inc.
Fox Valley Pop Warner – Challenger Division
Fox Valley Pop Warner Football, Inc.
Appleton Little League
Panther Baseball
Fox Valley Baseball Club, Inc. (Double Days)
The Miracle League of the Fox Valley
USA Youth Inc.
Special Olympics of Wisconsin
Valley Packaging Industries – Special Olympics
Fox Valley Communities USBC Youth Bowling
Scheels Sports Award: Special Olympics

Six scholarships were also awarded to high school student/athletes headed for college.  Please refer to the scholarship page for the names of those award winners.