99.9 The Hawk, St. Luke’s Sports Medicine, and Lehigh Valley Honda are proud to present The 15th Annual Sheftel Softball Tournament! Come out on Saturday, June 15th (rain date: Sunday, June 16th) at Lehigh County Athletic Fields – Cedar Creek Parkway West, on the corner of Broadway and Parkway Road from 8:30am – 7:00pm for a day filled with lots of softball, family fun activities, Mocktail Mix-Off, and much more!
Special guests include former Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame Pitcher Steve Carlton, the winningest skipper in Phillies history! Steve will be on hand for a free All-Star Baseball Clinic for high school and middle school athletes.
What started as a friendly softball game in 2005 in memory of Justin Sheftel, who was hit and killed by a drunk driver just hours after graduating from Parkland High School, has now donated over $450,000 to the Lehigh Valley community.
Join your family and friends as you enjoy the games, silent auction, and many more events. All conducted in the honor and memory of a special individual, Justin Sheftel.
For the 15th Anniversary, an anonymous donor will match any new donations, including increased donations to the 2019 tournament from past donors.
Also new for 2019 is a drunk driving simulation course sponsored by Vinart Dealerships in partnership with Buckle Up PA and the Highway Safety Network. Participants will have the opportunity to experience impaired driving first-hand.
Through a pair of “drunk goggles”, participants will drive golf carts around a series of cones. The driver will lose depth perception, vision will be impaired as well as their balance. A police officer will accompany them in the passenger seat and talk to them during the driving course. Drivers will be able to interact and explain what they are feeling and why.
Participants can also wear the goggles to play a bean bag toss game to provide them with another perspective. The Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force trailer will be on display with an information booth as well.
Let’s PLAY some softball!
Lace up your cleats (non metal required) and grab those softball gloves, the 15th annual tournament is scheduled and we are making plans for another great fun filled day for everyone. To facilitate our planning, we formed a Board to provide direction and insight as we move forward and to generate ideas for the 2019 tournament. We will be hosting Friday night VIP reception for our $500, $1000 and $1,500 sponsors, with some special guests.
To celebrate Justin by providing athletic and educational opportunities
for underserved youth in the greater Lehigh Valley.
The monies raised at the softball tournament support the Memorial Fund, which has awarded scholarships and monies to charities totaling over $450,000. Since 2006 scholarships have been awarded to Parkland seniors, and in 2019 scholarships will now be awarded to seniors at Parkland, William Allen and Dieruff high schools. The Memorial Fund has also supports the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley, Bike Works and the Allentown School District’s Drive program for middle school baseball players.
For more information about the memorial fund and how to contribute visit justinsheftel.com, click on the tab for Memorial Fund or paste this link: https://www.lehighvalleyfoundation.org/giving/existing-funds/justin-sheftel-memorial-fund
Enter to win!
Silent Auction – 10:30am to 3:30pm
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. At 5:30, winners can pick up their prizes
Group Photo and Speeches – 10:55am
Always one of the favorite moments of the tournament for everyone involved, the group picture!
Mocktail Event – 1:45pm
Look for the tent with the mixolgists hard at work creating their mocktails. This event is sponsored by Red Robin, with 4 mixologist and special guest judges! Visit justinsheftel.com, and 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. We can’t wait to see the competition and hear Keith’s take on the concoctions.
50/50 Raffle – 12:00-6:00pm
Every hour between this time, 4 tickets will be drawn to win a prize. The final drawing right before the men’s championship game! Last year the winner took home $525.
Great food available all day!
· Kona Ice will be there to serve something cold and refreshing.
· Trixie’s Treats will be there for an am fix and to grab some sweets for the day – cupcakes are amazing.
· We are really excited to have Vince’s Cheesesteaks returning this year! Try a Philly Cheesesteak from with a Lehigh Valley twist!
· High Step Coffee will be there bright and early with muffins, so get some caffeine and sugar to fortify you for the early games to come.
· This year Clubhouse Grille will be joining us, offering an assortment of sandwiches and healthy snacks!
Family Friendly Activities – 11:00 to 2:00
· Tie Dying: Free for children 6 and under over 6: $10 for shirt, tie dying free.
· Photo Booth: 11-2pm. Free to all! Come and have a fun picture taken with your friends and family.
· Face Painting: Back by request! Stop by and redo your face, no charge! This year ask for the Sparkle Tattoos and Henna!
New this year Caricatures, stop by and get your face drawn — all free
Day’s Activities and Times: Schedule
Lehigh Valley Acura, Honda & Hyundai will be sponsoring The Hawk and Fox Sports 1230 & 1320am broadcasting live from the Tournament. Join Fox Sports 1230 & 1320am on Saturday when St. Luke’s Show from 9 to 10am. The Hawk will be pitching in starting at 11am till 1pm so come out for your chance to win $99,000 on The Hawk/Service Electric $99,000 Jackpot Machine! Then Fox Sports 1230 & 1320am will be back out from Noon to 3pm.
Plus, check out some new Honda’s that will be on display from Lehigh Valley Honda and register to win some cool prizes from 11 to 3pm.
St. Luke’s Sports Medicine as service of St. Luke’s University Health Network, it 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 orthopedic 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 Fourteenth Annual Justin Sheftel Softball Tournament.
St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is the region’s largest hospital system with six acute care hospitals. Hospitals are located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Coaldale, Easton and Quakertown, as well as in Philipsburg, NJ. St. Luke’s seventh hospital, located in Monroe County, is scheduled to go online in 2016. St. Luke’s is one of Truven’s 100 Top Hospitals and a top 15 teaching hospitals. The Network is comprised of over 1,400 physicians and provides out-patient services at over 200 locations. Areas of exceptional medical expertise include: Oncology, Heart/Vascular, Neuroscience, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine and an Adult Level I Trauma Center.
Go to http://www.sluhn.org/ for more information.