PRESS RELEASE:

Spectrum Solutions Named Official Testing Partner for Little League® Region and World Series Tournaments

Little League International
July 20th, 2021

This July and August, Little League® and Spectrum Solutions, LLC are teaming up to be part of the solution to return Little Leaguers® safely back to the field for the 2021 Little League Baseball and Softball Region and World Series tournaments.

As the Official Testing Partner for Little League Baseball and Softball, Spectrum Solutions will be providing Little League International with its SDNA-1000 saliva testing kits, the same tests the MLB players use, for players, coaches, and managers to use throughout their time at the Region and World Series Tournaments. With this partnership, Spectrum Solutions also becomes the first official partner across Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and Little League.

“The safety and well-being of our players and volunteers are of paramount importance when running our Region and World Series tournaments each summer, and we are grateful to be partnering together with Spectrum Solutions to help safely allow our players to get back on the field,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “The results they have seen during MLB’s highly successful 2020 and 2021 seasons shows their expertise and success and we look forward to working with them this July and August.”

Upon arrival at the Region and World Series events, all players, coaches, and managers, regardless of vaccination status, will undergo COVID-19 testing and have significantly limited contact from other individuals outside their team until negative tests can be confirmed. Unvaccinated participants will also receive regular COVID-19 tests, every other day, throughout the tournament.

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Through this partnership, the participants at each of the 2021 Region and World Series events will be taking the same non-invasive saliva tests that the MLB players used to test for COVID-19 at no cost to them or their families. At these tournaments, these PCR saliva tests will be collected by a Little League International-appointed individual for processing, and results are expected within 24 to 48 hours.

“Spectrum Solutions is the first ever official partner across Little League, Minor League Baseball, and Major League Baseball,” said Bill Phillips, COO of Spectrum Solutions. “This not only demonstrates trust and validation of the saliva-based tests, but also the commitment to providing PCR testing, which has been shown to be the most accurate and reliable COVID-19 testing approach to date. We are grateful to Little League for this opportunity to be part of the solution and get young baseball and softball players back on the field and in the game.”

According to research conducted by Thermo Fisher Scientific, these PCR tests have a more than 99% sensitivity for detection of the virus and are considered the “gold standard” for detecting whether the virus is present, even low viral loads in the absence of symptoms.

About the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series
The Little League Baseball and Little League Softball World Series and Region Tournaments feature tournament teams from local leagues for players league age 10 to 12. Region tournaments are held throughout July and August at Little League International’s Region Complexes in Whitestown, Indiana; Bristol, Connecticut; Warner Robins, Georgia; Waco, Texas; and San Bernardino, California. The Little League Softball World Series, to be held from August 11-18, for the first time in Greenville, North Carolina, with the field comprised of the top two finishers from the Central Region, East Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, and West Region. The Little League Baseball World Series will be played from August 19-29 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with two teams from the Great Lakes Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Midwest Region, New England Region, Northwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, and West Region.

Additional information, including a full set of Frequently Asked Questions, schedule information, and important updates throughout the coming months can be found at LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries.

PRESS RELEASE:

Spectrum Solutions Named Official Testing Partner for Little League® Region and World Series Tournaments

Little League International
July 20th, 2021

This July and August, Little League® and Spectrum Solutions, LLC are teaming up to be part of the solution to return Little Leaguers® safely back to the field for the 2021 Little League Baseball and Softball Region and World Series tournaments.

As the Official Testing Partner for Little League Baseball and Softball, Spectrum Solutions will be providing Little League International with its SDNA-1000 saliva testing kits, the same tests the MLB players use, for players, coaches, and managers to use throughout their time at the Region and World Series Tournaments. With this partnership, Spectrum Solutions also becomes the first official partner across Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and Little League.

“The safety and well-being of our players and volunteers are of paramount importance when running our Region and World Series tournaments each summer, and we are grateful to be partnering together with Spectrum Solutions to help safely allow our players to get back on the field,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “The results they have seen during MLB’s highly successful 2020 and 2021 seasons shows their expertise and success and we look forward to working with them this July and August.”

Upon arrival at the Region and World Series events, all players, coaches, and managers, regardless of vaccination status, will undergo COVID-19 testing and have significantly limited contact from other individuals outside their team until negative tests can be confirmed. Unvaccinated participants will also receive regular COVID-19 tests, every other day, throughout the tournament.

Little League International Logo

Through this partnership, the participants at each of the 2021 Region and World Series events will be taking the same non-invasive saliva tests that the MLB players used to test for COVID-19 at no cost to them or their families. At these tournaments, these PCR saliva tests will be collected by a Little League International-appointed individual for processing, and results are expected within 24 to 48 hours.

“Spectrum Solutions is the first ever official partner across Little League, Minor League Baseball, and Major League Baseball,” said Bill Phillips, COO of Spectrum Solutions. “This not only demonstrates trust and validation of the saliva-based tests, but also the commitment to providing PCR testing, which has been shown to be the most accurate and reliable COVID-19 testing approach to date. We are grateful to Little League for this opportunity to be part of the solution and get young baseball and softball players back on the field and in the game.”

According to research conducted by Thermo Fisher Scientific, these PCR tests have a more than 99% sensitivity for detection of the virus and are considered the “gold standard” for detecting whether the virus is present, even low viral loads in the absence of symptoms.

About the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® World Series
The Little League Baseball and Little League Softball World Series and Region Tournaments feature tournament teams from local leagues for players league age 10 to 12. Region tournaments are held throughout July and August at Little League International’s Region Complexes in Whitestown, Indiana; Bristol, Connecticut; Warner Robins, Georgia; Waco, Texas; and San Bernardino, California. The Little League Softball World Series, to be held from August 11-18, for the first time in Greenville, North Carolina, with the field comprised of the top two finishers from the Central Region, East Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, and West Region. The Little League Baseball World Series will be played from August 19-29 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with two teams from the Great Lakes Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Midwest Region, New England Region, Northwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, and West Region.

Additional information, including a full set of Frequently Asked Questions, schedule information, and important updates throughout the coming months can be found at LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries.

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spectrum Solutions is a life science and medical device manufacturing company that focuses its fully-integrated industry expertise on creating forward-looking and scalable end-to-end solutions for clinical diagnostic projects and commercialized product plans. Spectrum is a single-source provider of innovative medical device engineering & product manufacturing, molding, chemical formulation, packaging design, customized kitting, & direct-to-user fulfillment. Its bio-sample collection devices, patented technologies, and dedicated services deliver measurable process optimization, unprecedented efficiency, and unmatched global scalability.

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