2016 was the Twelfth Annual Softball Tournament, we are continuing to honor Justin and our charitable efforts with support from the players, volunteers, fans and sponsors. We hope to have a deeper impact in the Lehigh Valley community, its charities and programs as a result of the tournament’s success.
Some pictures of the day:
2016 was a perfect day, the weather was beautiful, we had a number of new activities and Steve Carlton returned and participated in a free Sports Clinic and a Meet and Greet on Friday night. The games were played on schedule, we had some repeat winners, lot of good food, and a wonderful crowd, with a lot of help from our sponsors and volunteers. It was a good day, and we raised $46,000 — a record for us. All will be donated to local charities and to fund two scholarship awards. We could not do this without the overwhelming support and energy from the community, thank you!
We were very excited to announce St. Luke’s University Health Network is our Presenting Sponsor for 2016 and with them we had planned many exciting and free activities. St Luke’s sponsored the free Sports Clinic for middle school baseball players, we had a full roster and really enjoyed having the younger crowd participate.
A word about St. Luke’s…..St. Luke’s Sports Medicine, a service of St. Luke’s University Health Network, is the largest provider of Sports Medicine services in the Greater Lehigh Valley region. St. Luke’s provides athletic trainer and team doctor services as well as orthopaedic surgery, physical therapy, primary care sports medicine, concussion testing and care, sports performance training, fitness centers and nutrition counseling. St. Luke’s is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Eleventh Annual Justin Sheftel Softball Tournament.
Chandler Bats will keep the bats ‘a talkin’, they provided the bats for the tournament, look for our logo on the bats, and for prizes in the Combine. We are very fortunate to have them involved and appreciate their generosity.
Vinart sponsored Hawk Radio and ESPN news broadcasting live from the Tournament. Look for them at the St. Luke’s HealthStar mobile health van. Very excited they were part of the day. They will be interviewing people throughout the day so stop by and give them a high five!
Vinart also had two new models of their 2017 cars for people to come and take a look, take a seat, touch and feel. A free raffle was held for a coupons to dinner and shop.
Hawk and ESPN radio were on hand, and contributed to our success. Promoting the tournament with ads, interviews and on site talk show, could not have asked for more.