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    • How to thank your Fantasy League Commissioner

      It’s Fantasy Football Season, finally!  Time to research your team and respond to your inbox or Facebook requests from your commissioner.

      Commish Gift One way to thank your commissioner for their time and efforts is with an engraved flask and favorite spirit.

      Your commissioner has a hard job, it takes time to herd cats.  They have to deal with whiners at times.  And they coordinate everyone’s schedules when setting up the draft, which can be a real PITA.  Here are some ways you can show your league commish how much you appreciate the time and effort they put into your league.

      Free Stuff:

      1.  Respond to their requests and information in a timely manner. Nothing is worse than not hearing from everyone when trying to nail down a date or collect fees.

      2.  Don’t complain.  You’re not doing the work so quit whining.

      3.  Be excited and participate.  It makes them happy knowing everyone is having a good time.  They also appreciate keeping a group of guys or gals together that would otherwise drift apart.

      4.  Say thank you.  Enough said.


      In addition to your participation and good attitude, a little thoughtfulness from your league goes a long way.  A small (or large) gift of appreciation will make your buddy feel good!

      1.  Bottle of favorite liquor – Top Shelf is always appreciated!

      2.  Engraved Flask – with your league name and some words of appreciation

      3.  Engraved Glass Beer Pints – again with your League Name

      4.  NFL Jersey – of his favorite team, ask his wife for sizing

      Recognize the guy who does the most work for your league, after all he devotes time and dedication for you to have fun.  Having a good attitude, answering texts, messages or emails, and saying “thanks” goes a long way to thank someone for a hard task. Have a great fantasy football season!

      Cheers, jessica

    • NEW! Toast Your Event with Engraved Glasses

      Did you know that Trophies2Go now carries personalized barware including engraved wine glasses, engraved beer pints & steins, and engraved cocktail glasses? Our exceptional personalized glassware will be enjoyed for years to come, with the same quality and service you already expect from Trophies2Go!

      For the Special Dinner:

      Is your company planning a special event? Personalize the wine glasses with the winery name or your company logo. We offer bulk case pricing for larger orders!  Taster Wine Glasses

      Etched Wine Glasses

      For a Company Picnic:

      Engrave your company logo on our most popular glasses, engraved beer pints. Each employee can take home their own commemorative glass to remember the event! Engraved Pint Beer Glasses

      Engraved Pint Beer Glasses

      For the Family Reunion: 

      Serve your family's favorite refreshing beverage in personalized monogrammed glasses! A gift to remember a special family gathering!  Engraved Barware Glasses

      For A Wedding Reception: 

      Toast the bride and groom with Italian-made monogrammed champagne glasses! Add the couple's name and date for an unforgettable keepsake!  Crystalline Champagne Glass

      Etched Champagne Glasses

      For the Golfer: 

      Enjoy the 19th hole at your next golf tournament with engraved sports mugs. Give to the winning team, as a sponsor gift, or Closest to the Pin Prize! Add the course name and tournament logo for FREE!  Craft Beer Glasses

      Craft Beer Glasses

      Summer is the perfect season to enjoy refreshing beverages that market your brand!  Trophies2Go can help you with the highest quality bar ware with deep etch engraving all within your budget.  Enjoy your next event this summer with a personalized memento!



    • 4th of July Awards

      Do you have special plans to celebrate Independence Day?  Perhaps you are planning a 4th of July parade, BBQ, or cooking contest?  Or maybe you are hosting a fireworks display and picnic?  Add extra hype to your event with one of our 4th of July Awards!  See ideas below to take your event to the next level.

      July 4th Awards:

      Flag Column Star Trophies These patriotic trophies are the perfect symbol for Independence Day!

      We offer a large selection of 4th of July themed trophies for your celebration.  These include flag trophies, acrylic awards, and even fireworks medals!

      4th of July Parade: If your parade has a competition between floats, bands, or other community groups, be sure to award trophies to the winners.  Popular awards include larger trophies with posts, such as our Rising Star Competition Trophies.  In two styles, these grand trophies feature star trim and can be made with red column, blue column, or stars and stripes flag column.

      Barbecue Cook Off:  Attending a cookout?  Bring the host a one-of-a-kind BBQ trophy or engraved cutting board.  Or consider hosting your own BBQ cooking competition!  Have your contestants bring their favorite meat to grill and judge the winners. Check out our large selection of BBQ trophies here.

      Cooking Contests:  The 4th of July is the classic time for hot dog and pie eating contests.  If you host a food contest, award your winners one of our cooking trophies.  Or make your own custom trophy, especially for your event with one of our sublimated awards.

      Corn Hole Trophy Corn Hole is a fun 4th of July game for all ages!

      Backyard Games: The holiday weekend is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy family time.  Backyard games, such as horseshoes, bocce balls, ladder ball, corn hole toss, and pickle ball bring the family together with good, wholesome, All-American fun!  Award trophies to your winners - see all of our selection in our Backyard Games section.

      For other ideas for decorations, costumes, parades, and more, check out our 4th of July Pinterest Page!

      No matter how you choose to spend the July 4th holiday, it's great to be an American!   Wishing you a happy and healthy Independence Day celebration with family, friends and neighbors.

      Cheers! Jessica

      Editor's Note: This post was originally published on June 23, 2015.  It has been updated for content.




    • Personalized Father's Day Gifts

      Are you searching for an epic gift for a special dad?  Forget the boring tie and personalize something special from Trophies2Go!  All of our engraved trophies, awards and gifts include expert etching in the price.  Below are some of our most popular gifts for dads.

      10290 The perfect gift for a Dad who loves to grill!

      Barbecue Gifts:  Does your dad like to grill?  Get him his own personalized BBQ tool set,  with a special message engraved on the box and the tools.  We also have fun aprons, engraved cutting boards, and awesome BBQ trophies for your favorite griller.

      License Plate Frame:  Tell the world how awesome your dad is with a Personalized License Plate Frame! We offer two choices that can be customized especially for your dad.

      Framed Artwork:  A sweet, meaningful gift is a framed hand print or piece of artwork created especially for Dad. Add a small plate to the bottom of the frame with an engraved message.  It will give the artwork the 'wow' factor that makes it look like it belongs in an art gallery!  Check out all of the framing options at my favorite frame store, Aaron Brothers.

      Golf Gifts: Many dads are golfers and want to brag about a hole in one or an epic golf round.  Cherish the memory with a special golf gift!  We offer many hole-in-one trophies.  Or store a dozen of dad's favorite Titleist golf balls in a keepsake box with a special photo.

      Worlds Best Dad Trophy Let your dad know he's #1 with a 'World's Greatest DAD" trophy!

      World's Best DAD Trophy:  If your dad is #1, let him know with his own trophy.  We have a large selection of cup trophies in all price ranges that any dad would love to display at his office or in his man-cave!

      Check out our Father's Day Gifts Pinterest page for other ideas for cute and fun gifts for Dad.

      Happy Father's Day to all the terrific dads out there!  A special shout out to the three dads here at Trophies2Go - Mike, Paul, and Tom.  Wishing you a wonderful day!

      Cheers! Jessica

      *Editor's note: This post was originally published on June 9, 2015.  It was updated for content.

    • Trophies2Go is Moving!

      We are excited to announce that we are now serving our customers 100% online!  We have decided to close our retail awards showroom in Issaquah; we want to cut our costs and pass those savings onto you!

      Our retail awards showroom in Issaquah will close on June 30th, 2017.


      Email Trophies2Go Continue to order via email, online or phone just as before!

      We want to keep YOU as our customer!  Hopefully we can make this transition as easy as possible for you.


      Email your order to

      Place your order online at

      Call us at 1-877-926-4700.


      We will continue to offer FREE pickup at our Renton Production Facility.

      We offer quick 1-Day shipping, FREE for orders over $50.

      For larger leagues or corporate events, we can deliver.

      NOTE: you can continue to pick up at our Issaquah location through the spring sports season and the end of the 2016-2017 school year.


      Bonnie and Jeff Bonnie and Jeff circa 1994!

      Since 1987, Issaquah Trophy & Awards served the awards needs of the greater Issaquah community. Read our story here.

      In 2000, we launched our internet brand, which has been delivering meaningful recognition across the USA.

      Even though we no longer offer a showroom, you can still expect the same quick production times, exceptional quality and outstanding service!

      Browse our Trophies2Go website and let us help you recognize someone special in your life now! Our goal is to make you look good, with a cherished award that stands the test of time! Don't waste your time, order online!!!

      Thank you for your continued patronage through this transition!

      Cheers!  Jessica

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