Golf & Tennis Invitational for Pediatrics

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 9:30am (ended)
Event Location: 
Lehigh Country Club

This premier golf and tennis event raises funds for the Good Shepherd Pediatrics Program, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to children with physical challenges, developmental issues and autism. The tournament will be played at Lehigh Country Club.

New this year is the addition of a pickleball tournament.  For more information about one of America's fastest growing sports, click here to check out the USAPA's website.

Entry fees for this year's tournaments are $1,000 per person for golf, $200 per person for tennis and $200 per person for pickleball.  Other sponsorship opportunities are available upon request.


This year's tournament is being played in honor of longtime volunteer, Bob Ford.  For more than 25 years, Bob was a devoted friend to Good Shepherd.  His towering stature was exceeded only by the size of his heart.  Bob was part of the team that started the Celebrity Classic, as it was then called, bringing his passion for our mission to bear in attracting top-notch celebrities and participants to an event that has grown more successful with each passing year.

Bob was a role model for philanthropic volunteer leadership.  Although Bob passed away on January 6, 2016, Good Shepherd is honored to keep his legacy alive with the Bob Ford Volunteer of the Year award given to a deserving volunteer who exemplifies the best of everything Bob had to give.  Bob's commanding presence and special persona will be greatly missed but this award ensures he will never be gone!


Click here to see a video collage from the 2016 Golf & Tennis Invitational and the Celebrity Bartender event. 


Click here to get the tournament results from the 2016 Golf & Tennis Invitational. 


Special thanks to Paul Emrick from Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management for chairing our 2016 Golf & Tennis Invitational Committee.  Click here to meet the committee.

For a list of sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For the tournament schedule, click here.

For a list of our 2016 sponsors, click here

For a list of our 2015 sponsors, click here.




Can't attend the tournament? You can still contribute!





DATE AND LOCATION: Thursday, September 8, 4:30-8:00 p.m., Chickie's & Pete's, Allentown

Help us tee off the 2016 Golf & Tennis Invitational for Pediatrics by coming out for this special event in the heart of the new downtown Allentown featuring a star-studded roster of celebrity bartenders to be announced.  We’ve changed the timing of the event to make it more family-friendly and to enable people to stop by on their way home from work.  So, it’s never been easier to attend this fun night out!

All tips received will benefit the Pediatrics Program.  And if that's not enough reason to turn out, you'll also have a chance to win some fabulous themed gift baskets, donated by Good Shepherd associates and friends. Lastly, the event features a Dine-to-Donate component.  If you present a special coupon (see link below) or mention Good Shepherd Pediatrics, Chickie’s & Pete’s will donate 5% of your bill to Good Shepherd Pediatrics and 5% to Phantoms Charities.  Hope to see you there!

Print a Dine to Donate voucher/flyer.


Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, to sponsor the Golf & Tennis Invitational for Pediatrics or to register to golf, please contact Andrew Block at (610) 776-8311, or go to our online event registration and sponsorships page.

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