2024 Softball Tournament

Our 20th Anniversary Tournament is Scheduled!
June 15, 2024

Cedar Creek Parkway West 
Corner of Broadway & Parkway Road

8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Rain Date: June 16th

Mission Statement:

To celebrate Justin by providing athletic and educational opportunities for underserved youth in the greater Lehigh Valley 

WE are excited to be hosting the 20th annual softball tournament! 

There is number of actitivies planned to celebrate this special day…the date June 15th is also the day Justin passed.  We are planning to celebrate his life, and to honor those who have been instrumental in starting the tournament  or supporting us on this 20th year anniversary. For more info  see the links below. 

Field & Day’s Activities: To be added

Link to Website info: 

The proceeds from the Tournament are used to cover any and all operational expenses we incur during the year and on the day of the Tournament. However, the sponsorship dollars are earmarked for the scholarship awards to Parkland and Allentown School District students and for contributions to local organizations that focus on providing athletic programs to our underserved youth in the greater Lehigh Valley.  

Any questions or for more information, contact: Chip Carnes, Tournament Director at 570-447-8055 or Linda Sheftel at 610-393-7055 or email us at justinsheftelmemorialfund@gmail.com.

We couldn’t do this without your help & support.
Become a sponsor today!  For more information click on the sponsorship link, or download the info below:

Learn more about sponsorship:

2024 Welcome Letter: 2024 Sponsor Letter
2024 Sponsorship Information & Form: 2024 JSMF_Sponsorship.

Scholarship Winners Info and updates: 2024 JSMF Scholarship                                    Non-Profits we support: 2024 JSMF Non-Profits

To Donate directly to the Foundation:

Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund

We are excited to share our history over the past 17 years, how we have honored Justin and impacted our community, please take a moment to watch our story.

2024 Golf Outing

Justin Sheftel Memorial Golf Outing


Saturday, April 13, 2024 at The Club at Twin Lakes

7:30am Registration
9am Shotgun Start

Our fourth annual Golf Outing is rescheduled! Despite facing a hurricane last year and contending with a tropical storm this year, our resilience prevails. Join us as we navigate through challenges and swing into a day of camaraderie and sportsmanship. We are looking forward to a fun day with prizes and hopefully good weather. Please mark your calendars, save the date and join us. 

The tournament will be a 4-person scramble format. Registration is due by September 10th and includes a cart, coffee, bagels, and a lunch buffet. There will be prizes for First Place, Closest to the Hole, and Longest Drive. Please arrive with enough time to check in and be ready to play.

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Zinkler at 610-462-4732 or Linda Sheftel at 610-393-7055.

Link for more info: JSMF Golf Flyer

$100 Price Includes: 

  • 4 Person Scramble Format 
  • First & Second Place prizes 
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Driver

$20 Package: (purchased at the event)

  • Two Mulligans
  • Pot of Gold – on the green for 
  • 1 Ticket in the 50/50 Raffle
  • Drawing for a raffle prize(s) – Golf Bag and more

2024 Sports Clinic

All-Star Baseball Sports Clinic

Mission Statement:

To celebrate Justin by providing athletic and educational opportunities for underserved youth in the greater Lehigh Valley 

Returning to the tournament for another special day, is the Sports Clinic, co-sponsored by St. Luke’s and Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund.  The Clinic will be focused on baseball skills, with a combine approach; participants will move thru the clinic stations.  

This year we are excited to be hosting three Clinics again.  There will be a clinic for the middle and high school players, a separate clinic for the 4th and 5th grades, and a softball clinic for the girls, 5th to 8th graders.  Space is limited for all three clinics. See below for information on how to sign up, times and  the registration form to be completed.  

Located at Lehigh County Sports Fields, 466 Parkway Road, Allentown. June 15th (rain date June 16th), starting at 12:30 for the middle and high school players for the two other clinics 1:00pm all clinics will end at  2:30pm.  Registration by June 13th is required. 

All three clinics, with include Pro and College Athletes, and a variety of High School Coaches and Athletes. The Baseball Clinics will feature Pro STEVE CARLTON, 1984 Hall-of-Fame Pitcher for the Phillies and four-time Cy Young Award Winner. 

Two lucky players will walk away with a free Bike donated by Bike Works  and  more  prizes!

For complete info, download the flyers and sign up link, listed below for the three clinics: 

For the Middle and High school players: Coming Soon!

For the 4th and 5th grade players: Coming Soon!

For the Softball 5th to 8th grade players: Coming Soon!

For more information contact: Joshuel.Irizarry@sluhn.org 

This form must be filled out; turn in at the Clinic:
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Ladies’ Night 2024

Ladies’ Night at Randall’s

We are excited to announce that for the fifth year, we will be hosting “Ladies Night” to benefit the Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund. Mark your calendars for April 17th, Wednesday at Randall’s, in Orefield. Space will be limited, please RSVP.

RSVP by using the QR code, or you can email: linda.sheftel@gmail.com or marissa.r.harper@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you!

We will have several different vendors including Ross Plant and Flowers, BoutiqueToGo, Handmade Jewelry by Amy Citiarella and Susan Salman, Christie Hurley a new vendor, ThreadsByGram offering various tote bags, hats and more that can be monogramed, another new vendor KAAM Candle Co. owner Alicia Smith bringing handmade soaps and candles.

We will be raffling off prizes throughout the evening, tickets can be purchased at check in. We ask for $50 donation in the form of either a gift card to a favorite restaurant or shop or an item that we can use in the Silent Auction at the Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament on June 15th. We will have access to Venmo at the event.

Our 2024 Raffle Prizes: https://justinsheftel.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Ladies-Night_2024-03-25-1.jpg

See below for more information on the Vendors

Ross Plants & Flowers is not only a full-service florist, but also a greenhouse and gift shop that has been in business since 1938. They provide beautiful floral arrangements, strong growing plants and flowers, and fabulous gifts that add a unique addition to your home and garden. Visit one of their two locations ….. the greenhouse and flower shop conveniently located on 309, across from Orefield Middle School, and their newest addition of a flower and gift shop at 7525 Tilghman Street. For more info: https://rossplantsandflowers.com Take home a beautiful bouquet if you are lucky to win her prize.

At BOUTIQUETOGO, we LOVE fashion. We are passionate about helping you find the perfect outfit or accessory. Our boutique offers you a delightful shopping experience and exceptional service with personalized attention from our stylish, welcoming team. We offer our customers a place to play, discuss and discover new designers. We are not just a store but a destination featuring Designer Trunk Shows, Lunch and Table Talks and even a monthly BINGO too. All merchandise is priced at 20% off retail with deep discounts and specials every week. We have convenient parking in our rear lot. 

For more info: boutique2go@yahoo.com or call us at 610-437-1663. Follow us on FB or instagram. We post daily. We are located in the West End Theatre District at 522 N. 19th Street in Allentown.

Meet Alicia Smith with KAAM Candle Co….My goal is to create unique and beautiful products that make people happy and express their personality. I also want to think outside the box and explore new ideas and possibilities. I’m always eager to learn and help others along the way. 

I do make soap but my business began with candles. I love doing customized candles. I recently started repurposing vessels from local thrift stores. One in particular I love I buy vessels and a percent of the proceeds goes to animal shelters. I do a lot of dough bowls, I have 3 size dough bowls, but if you like simple and plain I can do that too! I have learned hand soap, body bar soap, exfoliate scrub and bath salts more recently! And I LOVE making my beeswax chapstick. It’s beeswax, coconut oil, almond oil, vitamin e and aloe 😊 I offer shipping and local pickup and I also have began offering candle classes through my office (in my garage).

Another new vendor, Threads by Gram, owner Christie and Derek Hurley. Christie was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. She currently resides in Bethlehem with her husband and two children. A graduate of Penn State in Architectural Engineering, passionate about interior design and home projects, and loves spending time with her nieces and family. If she could, she would spend her whole summer at Deep Creek Lake and loves to read when she has a spare moment. Machine embroidery came about as a surprise passion and she cannot wait to see how far Threads by Gram can go.

All products are high-quality machine embroidery and handmade product-Christie and Derek Hurley were inspired by Christie’s mom, Gram, Threads by Gram offers a wide range of products and custom embroidery services. Products include embroidered hats, including the popular monthly flower hats, beanies, apparel, patches, golf towels and custom monogramming and embroidery. Handmade products include scrunchies, wristlet keychains, storage baskets and blankets. Threads by Gram also provides custom embroidery for small businesses. Find Threads by Gram at threadsbygram.com, Etsy, Faire and most social media platforms. Thinking ahead to Mother’s Day, Christie can customize your product.

Sample Products

We are excited to have two local Allentown friends who make handmade jewelry. Amy Citarella and Susan Salman, grew up together in Allentown. They have a shared their mutual interest in handmade jewelry. Susan started a business; A Queen Bead, and was featured in Step-by-Step magazine. Amy will be at Ladies Night displaying beaded, fine silver, and sterling pieces, with additional pieces from Susan’s Collection (she now resides in Florida). Treat yourself for Mother’s Day to a piece of gorgeous handmade jewelry.