Sports Awards

    • 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.

      Gifts:

      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

    • Top 10 Baseball Slogans

      Getting baseball awards for your team?  Get some inspiration of what to engrave on your awards from the slogans below!

      Top 10 Baseball Slogans

      Hunter with Trophy Hunter with his baseball trophy! Make your trophy engraving extra special with a fun baseball tagline!

      1. It's what you do before the season that makes a champion.

      2. Look up, get up, but never give up.

      3.  Refuse to lose.

      4. When you play ball, leave it all.

      5. Every game is game seven.

      6. All it takes is all you got.

      7. The perfect pitch!

      8. Don't let the fear of striking out, hold you back.

      9. Hit, run, score!

      10. Teamwork makes the dream work.

      Hope this gives you some ideas hit your trophies out of the park this season!

      Cheers! Jessica

    • Golf Tournament Trophies

      Golf tournaments are fun, competitive events where awards are given to the tournament winners. Usually the first, second and third place finishers or teams receive trophies, but sometimes special awards are given as well. No matter what size budget you have, you can find a perfect award for your tournament winners. The most important thing is to recognize a well-played round, with the hardware to prove it!

      What Kinds of Awards are Appropriate for Golf?

      The first step is to define what skills and categories you'd like to award at your tournament.

      Our President Jeff with his mentor, Gary Ausman, winners at the Evan's Scholarship Golf Tournament. Jeff with his mentor, Gary Ausman, winners at the Evan's Scholarship Golf Tournament.

      Tournament Winners:  Almost every tournament awards a winner or winning foursome. Popular awards include Cameo cups and crystal golf awards for larger budgets; resin golf awards for smaller budgets. Gift cards to the pro shop make great prizes too.

      Joke Awards: We see many joke golf trophies come through our production facility.  The most popular by far is the the Golden Throne Golf Toilet, generating lots of laughs at your banquet.

      Participation Prizes:  These include personalized golf balls, bag tags, golf towels, divot replacers and other small personalized tools to remember the event.

      Golf Award Categories:  Many golf tournaments recognize different golfing skills. Below is a list of common categories given as awards, including:

      - XXX Place Individual - Low Gross

      - XXX Place Individual - Low Net

      - XXX Place Team – Low Gross

      - XXX Place Team - Low Net

      - Winning Team

      - Team Champions

      - Individual Champion

      - Closest to the Pin

      - Longest Drive

      - Most Time in the Sand Trap

      - Most Lost Balls

      - Highest Score

      - Worst Team

      - Last Place Team

      - Should be XXX (fishing, sailing, etc.)

      It's up to the organizer to decide which of these they'd like to include at their event.

      Presenting Golf Trophies at the Banquet

      Cameo Golf Cup Our most popular golf award, the Cameo Golf Cup receives 4.8 stars out of 5 from customer reviews.

      Most tournaments host a dinner or social gathering shortly after the tournament ends.  This is the perfect opportunity to have the attention of the participants for the awards presentation.

      Below are some tips of presenting your awards at the banquet.

      1. Timing: The awards presentation should occur as soon as possible after the totals have been tallied and shortly after most people have eaten. This is important because people will leave if they have other commitments or are not eligible for an award.

      2. Pass out the awards in reverse order. Start with the third place winner (Net Score first, followed by Gross Score), and proceed to the second place winners (Net Score first, followed by Gross Score).

      3. Next recognize special awards, such as the ‘Closest to the Pin’ and the ‘Longest Drive’ winners.

      4. Last place:  Add laughter by awarding the worst place team with a joke trophy.  The suspense of who won should be high at this point!

      5. Finally, award the tournament winners (Net Champion, followed by Gross Champion).

      6. For raffle or door prizes, stagger them throughout the awards presentation. Give a couple of larger prizes after the winners have been announced; participants often view the last raffle prize as their cue to leave.

      I hope that these general guidelines help you create outstanding awards for your next golf tournament. No matter how many times they’ve won, all golfers appreciate recognition for a well-played round!

      Cheers! Jessica

      Editor's Note: This post was originally published on April 29th, 2014.  It has been updated for content.

    • 7 Creative Ideas for National Volunteer Week

      Celebrate Service!

      Do you have special volunteers that you'd like to thank? Now is the time to prepare, as National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2017. Without volunteerism, many organizations wouldn't be able to survive. Citizen volunteers are one of the work forces that make a huge positive impact in our communities, but a crucial part of keeping  volunteers engaged is to make sure they feel appreciated.

      How do YOU keep your volunteers happy and motivated? Here are 7 ideas to make sure your volunteers feel appreciated and acknowledged for their service.

      7 Creative Ideas for Recognizing Volunteers

      1. Share the results of their efforts. This sounds basic, but it's crucial.  Volunteers want to know that their effort makes a difference.  Open communication about the positive impact of their work motivates continued service.

      2.  Throw your volunteers an exclusive party. Use all that payroll you're saving to host a volunteer-only bash. Include food, drinks, and entertainment. Make sure the head of the organization is there to socialize and personally thank each volunteer. DON't make it a pot-luck, as that cheapens the entire event.

      3.  Host an educational speaking event or workshop. Many volunteers would prefer a chance to learn something new over getting another trinket to put in their home. Invite a chef, professor, newscaster or some other popular knowledge leader to speak at your event. I guarantee attendance will be high and your volunteers will love it!

      4.  Give a gift.  If going this route, make the gift related to the volunteer work they do. For example, for a Master Gardener volunteer, give a seed packet, gardening gloves, or a bouquet of flowers. For a festival volunteer, give free concert tickets, credit towards food vendors, or some unique art from the festival. For a school volunteer, have each student draw a picture and write a thank you for the person, and then bind it into a book.

      5.  Make recognition public. If you have an office, be sure to display the names of your volunteers in a prominent place. Or publish them in your newsletter, on your website, or in the paper. Volunteers want to be seen as an important part of the organization, so be sure to tell them so!

      6. Choose a Volunteer of the Year. Create a little competition among your volunteers to be the best! The winner should get a prize, such as a gift certificate, along with an award, such as an engraved plaque or crystal award. They definitely deserve hardware for this accomplishment!

      7:   Nominate one of your superstar volunteers for a national award. Their service should be celebrated! Check out Points of Light for available awards, along with the nomination process.

      Give some thought about what feels right for your organization. Just like any employee appreciation program, volunteers should be celebrated for a job well done!

      Cheers, Jessica

      Editor's Note: This post was originally published on April 9th, 2013.  It has been updated for content.

    • 2016 Product of the Year, Championship Replica Fantasy Football Trophy

      An Awesome Replica!

      Our Replica Fantasy Football Trophy is a best seller, any winner would be proud to display! Our Replica Fantasy Football Trophy is a best seller, any winner would be proud to display!

      The Championship Replica Fantasy Football Trophy was designed by our team at Trophies2Go and is a best seller!  Nominated by our engraver Paul, he chose this award because of the high quality, the unique exclusive design, and great value.

      Our Championship Replica is made of heavy resin with a brushed pewter finish, The two sizes feature a triangle tower with a football at the top. An engraved black aluminum plate is customized with three lines of text.

      Here's what customers had to say about our 2016 Product of the Year:

      “Another awesome trophy from a great company.”

      “Good product for the price”

      “I love the look and the size of the trophy”

      Thank you to our vendor JDS Industries who creates this custom award exclusively for Trophies2Go!

      For past Product of the Year winners, check out our 2012 Monster Trophies, 2013 Honey Badger Trophy, 2014 Swirl Egg Art Glass award and 2015 Waterford Cut Acrylic Award!

      Cheers! Jessica

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