To say that the world has been thrown into disarray would be an understatement. With the country still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been searching for, even if they are brief, signs of hope in these trying times. Cases are on the rise again, and with news that Philadelphia canceled all large events until February 2021, people need a little dose of hopeful optimism.
On July 14th, 2020, the city of Philadelphia announced what all sports fans knew what was coming deep in their souls- that there wouldn’t be fans in the stands for the coming Fall. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Philadelphia has banned all large scale events until February 28th, 2021. This six-month measure’s primary goal is to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep Philadelphians safe. Events ranging from the legendary Broad Street Run to the Philadelphia Marathon in November,have been impacted by this mass cancellation. Even the Philadelphia Eagles, and potentially the Phillies, will be playing in front of empty stadiums this Fall.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, countless businesses were affected by the shutdowns. To support those small businesses that were negatively affected, QVC, HSN, and their parent company, Qurate Retail Group, launched and sponsored the Small Business Spotlight Program, in partnership with the NRF Foundation. This program highlighted and helped 20 small businesses across the country navigate the uncharted waters brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Spike’s Trophies was selected for the program, and our President, Keith Baldwin, appeared on the program June 2nd. Continue reading
The NBA and the Player’s Union have agreed on a plan to bring basketball back this summer and finish out the 2020 season. Twenty-two teams — 13 form the West and 9 from the East — have been invited to Walt Disney World Resort to play out the final eight games of the regular season and then go into the playoffs.