2024 Tournament Info

Softball Tournament Saturday, June 15th
Our 20th Year!

Cedar Creek Parkway West 
Corner of Broadway &
Parkway Road

8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Rain Date Sunday, June 16th

Check Facebook for more info! 

 Plans are coming together for 2024. There will be lots of games, food, 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 and grab those softball gloves, the 20th annual tournament is upon us!. We are making plans for another great fun-filled day for everyone. 

In 2023, we had a great tournament and day, reconnecting with friends and family; playing a lot of baseball.   

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!  (more info to follow on silent auction items; a buy it now list will be posted the week of the tournament )

From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, come and enjoy all the other activities. Tie Dying  is free for the under 8 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 11am. 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 2023 the winner took home donated the full amount to the foundation — BIG THANK YOU.

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.

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

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 2024: To be added

Don’t forget the Mocktail the event sponsored by Red Robin, they will return for 2024 after missing two years due to Covid.  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  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 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.  This year we are excited to be offering three Clinics.  There will be one for the 6-12 grades, one for 4-5th grades, and one focused on girls Softball for the 5-8th grades. For more information (flyers)  and to sign up go to this page:

2024 Sports Clinic

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

 Flyer info: 2024 Clinic 6-12 grades

To Sign Up for MS and HS Players: Grades 6-12 Players

 Flyer info: 2024 Clinic4-5 Grades

To sign up for 4-5th grade players: Grades only 4 and 5 players

 Flyer info: 2024 Girls Softball grades 4-8

To sign up for Softball grades 4-8 players: Girls softball clinic grades 4-8 only

Information for the day and sponsorship see below:  

Field & Day’s Activities: JSMF 2024_Flyer_2024_04_29

Teams Schedule: Tournament Schedule

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

 2024 Welcome Letter: 2024 Sponsor Letter

2024 Sponsor Information and Form: 2024 JSMF_Sponsorship

To donate directly to the Foundation use this link:

Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund

Any questions or for more information, Contact: Chip Carnes Phone – 570-447-8055 or 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 more than amazing, we now truly 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.