Little League Is Ramping Back Up — Time To Get the Trophies

Now that the world has started opening up again and the kids have begun returning to the baseball fields for summer, it’s time to start thinking about getting the Little League trophies ready for the season. Finding ways to return them to a sense of normalcy after a tumultuous year changes how they go to school and see their friends and extended family members have put these kids through the wringer. Safely restarting the Little Leagues can help your kids feel a sense of accomplishment and normalcy they have lacked over the past year.

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The Race for the Top Seed: Can The Sixers Topple the Newest Super Team?

The NBA power structure shifted earlier this year when former Houston Rockets megastar James Harden forced his way out of town and into the waiting arms of the Brooklyn Nets. Reuniting with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant and the volume scoring spark plug Kyrie Irving, the Nets catapulted themselves to Eastern Conference favorites over the Bucks and Sixers. However, basketball awards are earned on the court and not an analytics spreadsheet. So the Sixers spent the season rounding into shape and punching their way to the top of the conference standings. However, do they have the stamina to outlast the Nets, Bucks, and a suddenly surging New York Knicks?

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Give Your Hands a Break from Opening Doors in a Pandemic

With the vaccine rollout in full effect, some people are looking towards the brighter post-COVID future to go back to socializing, handing out baseball glove trophies for sports leagues and gathering for awards ceremonies where you can take home a cast plaque for your achievements. However, given that we are still a ways off from reaching the vaccination threshold to achieve herd immunity, there are still ways you can help protect yourself from potential exposure. If you are worried about using high-traffic areas such as doorknobs, light switches, faucets, card readers, and the like, then a kooty key may be the answer you seek! Continue reading

Can The Phillies Get Over the Hump and Back into the Playoffs?

With April fast approaching, MLB players have descended on Florida and Arizona to prepare for the coming 162-game marathon after last season’s 60 game sprint to the finish. The old adage that “everyone is a contender in March” applies as every team gears up for the season with visions of playoff baseball dancing in their heads. One team that hasn’t seen the postseason in almost a decade and is ready to break through again is the Philadelphia Phillies, led by Bryce Harper, Aaron Nola, JT Realmuto, and Zach Wheeler. However, facing down a stacked National League East division and an equally stacked Wild Card hunt, the path to the playoffs will be anything but easy. Do the Phillies have what it takes to enter the fall classic and make some noise?  Continue reading

Wentz is Gone: Where Do the Eagles Go From Here?

Well, the worst kept secret in Philadelphia is out: the Philadelphia Eagles have dealt the assumed franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz, to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second rounder that can potentially become a first. Not quite the dazzling haul that general manager Howie Roseman gave up to get the touted quarterback prospect back in 2016. In an offseason where the coach that brought the team’s first Super Bowl, Doug Pederson, was shown the door, and the quarterback you were supposed to build around, Carson Wentz, was dealt for pennies on the dollar, questions remain. Where do the Eagles go from here, and is there any hope that they won’t be in the NFC East’s cellar for the next few seasons?

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Face Covers, Award Shipments, and More: We Have You Covered!

Spike’s Trophies may have made our name making football trophies for our customers to commemorate athletic achievements. Still, since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have stretched our capabilities into new areas. To keep our customers appraised of what these new developments cover, our fearless leader Keith Baldwin has taken to YouTube with our series, “I Didn’t Know You Did That,” to tell our customers about these new products that they may not have known we make!

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Going Outside the Box: How Spike’s Trophies Answers the Call To Help Others

The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone through the wringer in one form or another. One aspect of this pandemic that has hit particularly hard is the loss of jobs and the struggles of unemployment centers to fulfill everyone’s needs. In these challenging times, knowing that you have somewhere to go in your current situation and make an effort to claim your benefits can make all the difference. It’s why members of the Spike’s Trophies team, known as one of Philadelphia’s best engraving services, have begun partnering with AnswerNet to assist California and New York — two of the states hit hardest by COVID-19 — with unemployment calls.  Continue reading

Bringing PPE to the Our First Responders

Going into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a significant part of everyday life. Calls for social distancing, use of PPE, and people to stay vigilant still rule the day. Getting PPE into the hands of the people who desperately need it remains a challenge for local governments and policymakers while the COVID-19 vaccine begins its initial rollout. However, finding enough PPE for their essential hospital workers has become a tricky proposition, whether it be for doctors, nurses or other staff members. However, since we have pivoted in response to the ongoing crisis to develop PPE in the form of masks, gloves, sneeze guards, face shields, and more, we are now able to get them the PPE supplies necessary to stay safe while caring for others and administering these vaccines.  Continue reading

Give Team Camaraderie a Boost With These Gift Ideas!

This holiday season has been a strange one for everyone. For people who have grown accustomed to spending a lot of time with their coworkers every winter, employee morale could be dropping as a result. While remote work brings video chat to the forefront and helps people feel a little more connected to their teammates, it’s not the same as when everyone is in the same room feeding off each other’s energy. Given the renewed lockdown measures and the continued prevalence of working from home for the foreseeable future, are there steps employers can take to help boost employee spirits and bring back that sense of family? Luckily, with the help of Spike’s Trophies and our laser engraving services in the Philadelphia area, you have plenty of options!

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