Parkland Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fundraiser on June 17

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The 13th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament is set for June 17 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, Cedar Creek Parkway, Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

Twenty-two teams will be competing and more than 800 friends, players, family and community members will attend.

St. Luke’s University Health Network will be returning as the presenting sponsor.

Former Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker and six-time NFL pro-bowler David Akers will attend.

Akers will take part in the Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament’s new VIP reception and will participate in a free fitness and sports performance clinic for middle and high school students.

The tournament will feature fun, food, softball and activities for all ages.

The Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund has grown significantly over the years and, with its growth, the memorial fund has been able to increase its impact on local nonprofits and to deliver a message against underage drinking and drinking while driving.

The fund has awarded 22 scholarships to deserving Parkland High School students as well as participating in many other charities throughout the community.

For information on how to meet Akers or to become a sponsor, go to