A long-time supporter of athletics in Kewaunee County was honored Sunday at the Casco Lions Club softball tournament. 87-year old Donna Lauscher was surprised to be the center of attention when she arrived at the ballpark to watch her sponsored team, Jim’s Bar and Grill, play. Mark Porath, who helped organize the ceremony and played on teams back in the late 1970s says Donna is a special sports fan.
Lauscher says friend Cheryl Bellin brought her to the ballpark to see her boys play and was surprised by nearly 90 people who had played over the years including nearly all of the original team’s ballplayers from 42 years ago.
Lauscher received a special plaque and bouquet of flowers for her 42 years of sponsoring teams in leagues and tournaments. Jim and Donna Lauscher purchased the bar in 1965 and had six children and have four grandchildren. Their son Les has since taken over the bar business.
(photo courtesy of Lori Tebon)