Softball Tournament Saturday June 19th
Cedar Creek Parkway West
Corner of Broadway &
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Rain Date: September 13th
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Plans are in place for 2021, lot of games,
food, activities, & fun.
So let’s PLAY some softball! Lace up your cleats (non metal required) and grab those softball gloves, the 17th annual tournament is scheduled and we are making plans for another great fun filled day for everyone. We are celebrating our 17th year, hard to believe Justin has been gone for 16 years.
Due to Covid this year will a little different, will will be adhering to the current CDC guidelines. Based on the current guidelines we ask everyone to wear a mask, bring your own water (beverages will be available with the food vendors — see the link), sanitizers will be available at all fields and the information booth. Maintain social distancing, except with families. Refer to our signage, masks will be available if needed.
All our plans and activities will be conducted in the honor and memory of a special individual, Justin Sheftel.
This event is open to the public,
No admittance fee, and lots of family fun!
To facilitate our planning, we formed a Board to provide direction and insight as we move forward and to generate ideas for the 2021 tournament.
We have been meeting on a regular basis, formed a mission statement and defined our values. For more information see the Memorial Fund link.
This year we are looking forward to another fun day with lots of softball. We have changed the format to include a wild card playoff, teams will be able to try for a chance to compete in the semi finals playoffs. A little more softball to play, watch and cheer on your team!
We are also including again a way to remember Justin, the first inning of the first game, every team will play without a first baseman. Justin played first base and was a left handed pitcher, and planning on playing in college.
We have activities planned for all, enjoy the free lawn games behind the auction tables, fill your bellies with some food from the food trucks, visit the silent auction bid on an item to take home! From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, come and enjoy all the other activities. Tie Dying is free for the under 6 year olds, for the over 6 crowd cost will be $10 for the T-shirt. This year we will have the JCC sponsoring softball related activities for the young. Two time slots and age groups, starting at 10:45 – 11:15 ages 4-6 and 11:30-12:15 ages 7-10. Look for them in the back of the main tent area. Lawn games for all ages and free are also located in this area.
Don’t forget the Mocktail the event sponsored by Red Robin, unfortunetly we had to cancel the Mocktail, due to Covid. They will be back next year. Can go to the link to read about past Mocktails.
This will be our second year to have a ‘buzzed driving’ experience’. Stop by their table and sign up, try out how it feels with special goggles and drive the golf cart. To be safe you will have an expert in the golf cart with you.
Both of these events represent another part of our remembering Justin, to support the efforts against underage drinking and drinking and driving.
Another key activity to support the community and honor Justin’s love of baseball, we are really pleased to be co sponsoring with St. Luke’s Sports Softball Clinic for more information go to this page.
To sign up click on this link: N10493_Sheftel_Flyer_2021 EMAIL (1)
We couldn’t do this without your help & support. Please consider donating and Become a Sponsor Today!
Any questions or for more information,
Contact: Linda Sheftel Phone: 610.432.6353
Can also visit sponsor link on home page.
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.
From 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, the silent auction will be held. At 5:00 PM 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.
As we did last year we have included a “buy it now” price. So if you know you want the item you can purchase without having to check on the bid prices and you can still buy at the tournament. There are 3 categories, Dining, Merchandise and Sports.
To view the Auction items go to this link to download. If you want to purchase an item use the buy it now price. Email: Linda.email@example.com to confirm your purchase. Item will be at the info booth. Auction Items 2021
Always one of the favorite moments of the tournament for everyone involved, the Group Picture will be taken at 10:55 AM. All players will report to hill behind the Muhlenberg Women’s softball field with your tournament mask and we will distance 6 feet for the picture. Look for your team’s colors to find where you should sit.
A 50/50 raffle will be held, also a drawing for door prizes starting at noon and on every hour until 6:00 PM, 4 tickets will be drawn to win a prize. The final drawing for the big winner will be before the men’s championship game! In 2019 the winner took home $460.
And of course there will be great food to fill your bellies all day! We are very excited Vince’s Cheesesteaks is returning and will be serving up their special version of Cheesesteaks, Lehigh Valley style! We have three new vendors this year, a doughnut truck with your favorite mini-donuts, just the sugar rush you’ll need to get through the day! (firstname.lastname@example.org) Our second new vendor is “Take a Taco and more”, Linda personally tried their food at another event, very yummy. Our third is a much requested Ice Cream truck, we welcome Oogie’s Ice Cream a Vintage Ice Cream Truck serving the Lehigh Valley, primarily Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown and Easton, PA. They have something for everyone!
From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, come and enjoy all the other activities. Tie Dying is free for the under 6 year olds, for the over 6 crowd cost will be $10 for the T-shirt The JCC of Lehigh Valley will be hosting lawn games starting at 10:45 for the 4-6, 11:30 for the 7-9 year olds. Games will have a focus on baseball and fun! Try some of the field games, for all ages, corn hole, and spike ball. .
> Field & Day’s Activities: Field Sch 2021
Men’s Schedule: Tournament Draw Sheet 2021
Women’s Schedule: Two teams will play on C2 at 8:45, second game same teams, same field at 9:50
We are excited to share our history over the past 16 years, how we have honored Justin and impacted our community, please take a moment to watch our story.