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MISSION STATEMENT 

TO UTILIZE THE RESOURCES OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY TO PROMOTE AMATEUR ATHLETIC COMPETITION AND TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR YOUTH AND THE WELLNESS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

LEHIGH VALLEY SPORTSFEST, INC.(LVSF) IS A 501(C)(3) CORPORATION ORGANIZED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AND IS REGISTERED WITH THE  PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.  THE PURPOSE OF LVSF IS TO PROMOTE SPORTS IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY BY OFFERING LOCAL ATHLETES THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE IN THE SPORT OF THEIR CHOICE.  ATHLETIC COMPETITION IS DRAWN FROM THROUGHOUT THE REGION AS WELL AS PHILADELPHIA, WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK AND SURROUNDING STATES.  

LVSF WAS FOUNDED IN 1996 BY RAYMOND ATIYEH WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE CITY OF ALLENTOWN. LVSF IS HELD OVER A PERIOD OF FOUR DAYS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF ALLENTOWN AND AT FIELDS AND OTHER VENUES WITHIN THE LEHIGH VALLEY. LVSF NOT ONLY PROVIDES LOCAL ATHLETES THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE BUT PROVIDES A REVENUE STREAM FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY. IN 2013 AN ESTIMATED 10,000 AMATEUR ATHLETES PARTICIPATED IN LVSF WITH 150,000 PEOPLE ATTENDING THE FOUR DAY EVENT.

SINCE THE INAUGURAL TOURNAMENT IN 1997, LVSF HAS GROWN FROM 16 SPORTING EVENTS TO MORE THAN 50 SPORTING EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 2014. LVSF HAS INTRODUCED NEW SPORTING EVENTS EACH YEAR TO HIGHLIGHT THE EVER CHANGING INTREST IN NEW SPORTING EVENTS.

PAST EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN LVSF COMPETITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:   

  • 5K RUN
  • ARCHERY
  • ARM WRESTLING
  • BALLROOM DANCING
  • BASKETBALL
  • BICYCLE
  • BILLIARDS
  • BODYBUILDING
  • BOWLING
  • BOXING
  • CELTIC GAMES
  • DANCE & HIP-HOP
  • DISC GOLF
  • DOG AGILITY
  • FENCING
  • FIGURE CLASSIC
  • FLAG FOOTBALL
  • GOLF
  • GYMNASTICS
  • CHEERLEADING
  • HANDBALL
  • HORSESHOES
  • IN-LINE SCATING
  • LACROSSE
  • MARTIAL ARTS
  • POWER LIFTING
  • ROLLER HOCKEY
  • SOCCER
  • SPORTS CAR RACING
  • TABLE TENNIS
  • TENNIS
  • ULTIMATE FRISBEE
  • VOLLEYBALL
  • WRESTLING
  • YOGA

ALL EVENTS HAVE DIVERSE PARTICIPANTS AND BY PROVIDING THE VENUE, SUPPORT AND EQUIPMENT, THE ATHLETES AND SPECTATORS ARE EXPOSED TO A VARIETY OF SPORTING COMPETITION.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

PROCEEDS OF SPORTSFEST BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY AND INNER-CITY YOUTH.

  • CAPITAL PURCHASES SUCH AS BLEACHERS, DANCE FLOOR, FENCING, TABLES AND CHAIRS, ROLLER HOCKEY RINKS, PORTABLE BASKETS ARE ALSO USED FOR THE CITY OF ALLENTOWN CAPITAL RECREATION
  • $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR BOY’S BASKETBALL WAS STARTED IN 2008. THE FIRST RECIPIENT WAS FROM AN INNER-CITY HIGH SCHOOL
  • LVSF REWARDS INNER-CITY SPORT PROGRAMS AND THEIR VOLUNTEERS BY DONATING A PORTION OF THE EVENT’S PROCEEDS TO THEIR ATHLETIC PROGRAM

2014 HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO

AS PART OF LVSF 2014, A HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO WILL BE HELD IN CONJUCTION WITH THE FOUR DAYS OF COMPETITION.  THE EXPO WILL BE HELD AT CEDAR BEACH AND WILL PROVIDE ATHLETES AND SPECATORS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY HEALTHY LIVING PRESENTATIONS, SAMPLE PRODUCTS, MEET LOCAL VENDORS, AND TO FIND NEW WAYS TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ... SPORTSFEST

LEHIGH VALLEY SPORTSFEST, INC. 

1002 TILGHMAN STREET

ALLENTOWN, PA 18102

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

CHAIRMAN/CEO: RAYMOND ATIYEH

VICE CHAIRMAN: JON SWARTZ, ESQ.

SECRETARY: ROBERT DADAY, ESQ.

TREASURER: MICHAEL ELLWOOD, CPA

 

BOARD MEMBERS:

PAULETTE KISH

ROBERT E. NOECKER, CRNA

CHRIS LAKATOSH

BOARD ADVISOR:

DANIEL MOLESKY

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