2023 Tournament Info

Softball Tournament Saturday June 17th

Cedar Creek Parkway West 
Corner of Broadway &
Parkway Road

8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Rain Date June 18th

Check Facebook and the Website 

 Plans are in place for 2023, lot of games, food, activities and family fun. 

Mission Statement

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

….So let’s PLAY some softball!  Lace up your cleats (non metal required) and grab those softball gloves, the 19th annual tournament. We are making plans for another great fun filled day for everyone. We are celebrating our 19th year, hard to believe Justin has been gone for 18 years. 

For 2021 we held the tournament, following current guidelines from the CDC. We had great tournament and day, reconnecting with friends and family; playing a lot of baseball.  In 2022 year we decided to open the tournament to Coed teams.  We had 5 Coed teams who will be competed in all 4 of the divisions. We are continuing to encourage the teams to expand to a Coed team.  

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 future tournaments and other events. 
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 and  possibly more expanded teams!

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  for all, fill your bellies with some food from the food trucks. We are very excited Vince’s Cheesesteaks is returning and will be serving up their special version of Cheesesteaks, Lehigh Valley style!  “Take a Taco and more”,  will be returning,  Linda personally tried their food at another event, very yummy.  For the morning crowd look for the Donut truck for freshly made donuts, coffee and juice.  visit the silent auction and 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.  Face painting is back, have your face decorated, free for all ages. There will be FREE lawn games as well.  Try your luck at “Corn Hole”, Golf Toss, Spike Ball and Giant Jenga, grab a friend, or team up for a challenge…and enjoy. 

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 team for the group picture. Look for your team’s colors to find where you should sit.

A 50/50 raffle will be held. The  final drawing for the big winner will be before the men’s championship game! In 2021 the winner took home $450.

Silent Auction Info:

From 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, the silent auction will be held. At 5:30 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 2 categories,  Merchandise and Sports.

To view the Auction items go to this link below to download.  If you want to purchase an item use the buy it now price. 

Auction Items 2023: To be updated closer to the Tournament Date 

Email: Linda.sheftel@gmail.com to confirm your purchase. Item will be at the info booth.  

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 team for the group picture. Look for your team’s colors to find where you should sit.

Don’t forget the Mocktail the event sponsored by Red Robin, they will return for 2023 after missing two years.  We always look forward to the  Mocktails the Mixologist create.  Each year it seems as if they take it up a notch. Come and sample, vote on your favorite and you might win a prize.  Some pictures from the 2022 Mixoff. 

This event  represents 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 a Softball Clinic  with St. Luke’s.  Steve Carlton will be returning to provide coaching from his years of experience.  There will also be local coaches and players participating and coaching.  For more information and to sign up go to this page.  

For more information including sign up:  Will be posting soon

Information for the day and sponsorship see below:  

Field & Day’s Activities: To be posted soon

Teams Schedule: To be posted soon

We couldn’t do this without your help & support. Please consider donating and Become a Sponsor Today! 

 2023 Welcome Letter:  2023 Sponsor Letter

2023 Sponsor Information and Form: 2023 JSMF Sponsorship Info



Any questions or for more information, Contact: Linda Sheftel Phone: 610.393-7055
Email: justinsheftelmemorialfund@gmail.com

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.


Field & Day’s Activities:  

Team’s Schedule:  

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.