Softball Tournament Saturday June 19th
Cedar Creek Parkway West
Corner of Broadway &
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Rain Date: September 13th
Check Facebook and the Website
Information will be available as we get closer to-the-date.
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, sample the concoctions and vote on your favorite, you might win a prize! The Mixologists are from Red Robin and their creativity in creating the Mocktails is an amazing visual experience as well as a tasty one.
For more info on the Mocktail 2021, click on this link: (To be updated)
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: https://go.activecalendar.com/sluhn/event/2021-all-star-baseball-clinic/
General Schedule: (Draft, will be confirmed by May 15th) Field Schedule 2021-1
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.
View the silent auction items. (will be added in June)
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.
The Mocktail Event will begin at 2:55 PM look for the tent with the Mixologists 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 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 two new vendors this year, a doughnut truck with your favorite mini-donuts, just the sugar rush you’ll need to get through the day! (email@example.com) Our second new vendor is “Take a Taco and more”, Linda personally tried their food at another event, very yummy.
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 back by request we have face painting, stop by and redo your face, no charge. Try some of the field games, more info to come.
> Field & Day’s Activities: TBD
> Men’s: TBD
> Women’s: TBD
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.