Good Shepherd Pediatrics Offering Soccer Clinic for Children with Disabilities June 23 at SteelStacks

Images from a previous Good Shepherd Pediatrics clinic at SoccerFest

Free event is part of activities at official FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest and Viewing Party 

Bethlehem, PA—Good Shepherd Pediatrics and Lehigh Valley United are partnering to share all the fun and excitement of the World’s Game with children with disabilities during a free soccer clinic at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest and Viewing Party at SteelStacks June 23. The clinics for ages 4-17 will take place 9:30-10:30 a.m. and is open to the first 25 registrants at


During the Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ Soccer Clinic for Children with Disabilities, participants will enjoy a dynamic, hands-on experience as they discover the fun and challenges that make soccer the most popular sport in the world.  Children will receive one-on-one, personalized instruction from Lehigh Valley United players and coacheswith assistance from Good Shepherd Pediatrics staffas they learn skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. The session will also include a simulated game during which children experience the excitement of playing a sport loved around the globe. In addition, the Banana Factory arts center will offer a hands-on art activity for children.

“Our goal is for children with additional needs to have the same opportunities to participate in sports just as typically-developing children do,” said Carissa Snelling, MS, OTR/L, BCPPediatric Clinical Outreach Coordinator, Good Shepherd Pediatrics. “The one-on-one interaction and instruction at this event is individually adapted for each child’s abilities. 

For more information on the Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ Soccer Clinics for Children with Disabilities, call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) or email 

About Good Shepherd Pediatrics 
Good Shepherd Pediatrics provides specialized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for children, from birth through 21. The expert physicians and therapists at Good Shepherd Pediatrics specialize in the treatment of acquired and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, feeding disorders, traumatic injuries, cancer rehabilitation, orthopedic/sports injuries and more. For more information, call 1-888-44-REHAB or visit

Information and images provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest

On behalf of Lynn S. Gerlach, Public Relations and Communications Specialist Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network