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2017 News

2017 Softball Tournament

Saturday June 17th

Lehigh County Athletic Fields

Cedar Creek Parkway West 

Corner of Broadway and Parkway Road. 8:30am – 8:30pm

Rain Date June 18th.

We are kicking up our heels,

plans are being finalized for 2017’s tournament. Doing our Happy Dance!

Doing a Happy Dance

Get ready to lace up your cleats (non metal required) and grab those softball gloves, the 13th (yes hard to believe our 13th year) annual tournament is scheduled and we are making plans for another great fun filled day for everyone. To facilitate our planning, we conducted a survey, with feedback from the players and volunteers, this year there will be a Friday night VIP reception for our $500, $750 and $1000 sponsors, with David Akers, place kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles. David will be speaking, his talks are very motivational, and inspiring.

For Sponsorship Information: JSMF 2017_Sponsorship

All our plans and activities will be conducted in the honor and memory of a special individual, Justin Sheftel.

Open to the Public, No Admittance Fee, Family Fun Day.

CALL TOURNAMENT HOTLINE FOR AN UPDATE ON WEATHER AND ACTIVITIES

(as we get closer to the date)

610-351-5900 EXT: 45873 or 1-800-StLukes 

2017 will be the Thirteenth Annual Softball Tournament, we plan on continuing to honor Justin and our charitable efforts with support from the players, volunteers, fans and sponsors. We hope to have a deeper impact in the Lehigh Valley community, its charities and programs as a result of the tournament’s success. The feedback we have received over the past couple of years has been truly amazing, we are beginning to understand we are making a difference and having an impact on the community.

This year we have some new activities and more involvement with the community we are so fortunate to be a part of.

Click here for a General Day Schedule: Field Schedule 2017

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We are also excited to announce St. Luke’s University Health Network  will be continuing as our presenting sponsor in 2017 and with them we are planning many exciting and free activities.

A word about St. Luke’s…..St. Luke’s Sports Medicine, a service of St. Luke’s University Health Network, is the largest provider of Sports Medicine services in the Greater Lehigh Valley region. St. Luke’s provides athletic trainer and team doctor services as well as orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, primary care sports medicine, concussion testing and care, sports performance training, fitness centers and nutrition counseling. St. Luke’s is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Twelfth Annual Justin Sheftel Softball Tournament.

Vinart will be sponsoring Hawk Radio and ESPN news broadcasting live from the Tournament. Very excited to have them back and part of the day. ESPN will be on hand early in the day broadcasting from their location at the fields and St. Lukes portion will be from 9am.  Hawk will be broadcasting later in the day.

See below for tournament information:

Dave Akers and Steve Carlton will be part of the day, participating in the free clinic for the middle school and high school athletes. Both will be our guests at a Friday night VIP reception for the Sponsors.   

To sign up for the clinic and for more information                                                                           Click here: http://justinsheftel.com/sports-clinic

Information on Sponsorship, click on links below:

General Information: 2017 JS Tournament

Information on sponsorship: JSMF 2017_Sponsorship

From 10:30 to 3:30, the silent auction will be held. At 5:00 winners can pick up their prizes!! Come bid on spectacular sports memorabilia, Lehigh Valley restaurant vouchers and so much more! All proceeds go to the Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund. Tournament Merchandise will also be sold during this time, see the information booth.

This year we are doing something different for the silent auction we have included a “buy it now” price.  So if you know you want the item can buy it without having to check on the prices and you can buy pre tournamet.  There are 3 categories, Dining, Merchandise and Sports.

Click here to view the silent auction items

Dining

Merchandise

Sports auction list 2017

Always one of the favorite moments of the tournament for everyone involved, the group picture will be taken at 11:15. All players will report to hill behind the Muhlenberg Women’s softball field ready to smile. Look for your team’s colors to find where you seat.

The Mocktail Event will begin at 2:15, look for the tent with the Mixol0gists hard at work creating their Mocktails. This event is sponsored by Red Robin, with 4 mixologist and 4 special guest judges! Click on the Mocktail tab to learn more about the event, judges and Mixologists. This year we are very excited as Keith Groller will be returning as the emcee, can’t wait to see the competition and hear Keith’s take on the concoctions.

A 50/50 raffle will be held, also a drawing for door prizes starting at noon and on every hour until 7:00pm, 4 tickets will be drawn to win a prize. The  final drawing for the big winner will be before the men’s championship game! Last year the winner took home $600.

And of course there will be great food to fill your bellies all day!   Kona Ice will be there to serve something cold and refreshing.  Trixie’s Treats will be there for an am fix and to grab some sweets for the day, cupcakes are amazing. We are very excited Vince’s Cheesesteaks will serving up their special version of Cheesesteaks, Lehigh Valley style! A newcomer but well known in the area, is Hildy’s, they will be providing speciality hot dogs and some healthy wraps and salads. Stop by and enjoy all the food from these vendors.

Check out St. Luke’s HealthStar mobile health van, they will be on site providing first aid services, blood pressure testing and “make your own first aid kit” for the kids. 

From 11:00 to 2:00, come and enjoy all the other activities,  a speed pitch contest, see how fast you can throw the ball. Prizes will be awarded, free to all. Tie Dying,  for the over 12 crowd cost will be $10 for the tshirt, tie dying is free. Check out the photo booth and make some photos with your friends, team, or family, all free. Speed Pitch with prizes for the Men’s, Women’s and 13 and under, all free. Whole Foods will be offering two games and Genga and Corn Toss try your luck and taste their healthy  treats. Try your luck with the dunk tank, featuring special guests as part of the dunking experience, come and throw some balls at your favorite!  Charge 3 balls for $1.00.

Field Schedule and Day’s Activities: Field Schedule 2017

Men’s Schedule: Mens Divisions 2017

Women’s Schedule: 2017 Women’s Divisions Sheet1