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SPY Newsletter 3/13/20

Sunfield Summer Athletic Association Is Looking For A Little Help

The Sunfield Summer Athletic Association (SSAA) is looking for people interested in umpiring some youth ball games this coming season.  Here are some details:

· The season only goes from May through June.

· The games are played in Sunfield.

· The games start at 6 PM and use a time-schedule format, so they only last 1 hour & 45 minutes max.

· The games needing umpires are for the Boys age 10 and under baseball, and Girls 12 and under softball.

· You are compensated $25 per game.

· You must be at least 15 years old.

If you have any questions; need further information; or would like to sign-up, please contact SSAA President Paul Teachworth at 616-755-0173.

Remaining 2020 Texas Hold ‘Em Dates Set

The SPY’s Texas Hold ‘Em Chairman Wendel Peabody has recently been informed of the rest of the dates for 2020 that the SPY’s are scheduled to work a Texas Hold ‘Em event.  Here they are:

June 24th. – 27th.

September 2nd. – 5th.

October 25th. – 27th.

Please make a note of these dates on your calendars.  We are always looking for volunteers to work a shift or two at these critical fund raising events that underwrite our many youth and community programs and endeavors.

For further information about volunteering to help out at one of these events and how easy it is, contact Wendel Peabody at 517-449-6018.

Coronavirus Useful Information

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection.

Here is some serious excellent advice by doctors treating COVID-19 cases:

· Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous.

· If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.

· Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

· This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 C degrees. It hates the Sun.

· If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

· If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

· On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.

· Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

· Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

· You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

· Can't emphasize enough - drink plenty of water!


1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3  to 4 days

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5 to 6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind.  You feel like you're drowning.

Parting Comments

· Something To Ponder: When you make a commitment---you build hope.  When you keep it---you build trust.

· If you are looking for further information about the SPY’s---events---Corporate or Platinum Sponsorship information---scholarship forms---youth sports reimbursement forms---past SPY newsletters---etc.---just go to the SPY website at

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