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    • Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl

      Turkey Bowl!

      Now that Halloween is all wrapped up, it's time to look forward to the next big holiday, THANKSGIVING!  And when thinking about Thanksgiving, you can't help but think about FOOTBALL! They go together and you can’t have one without the other IMO!

      If football is a Thanksgiving tradition in your family, you can enjoy it two ways:  Watching or Playing.

      Watching:  Gather with family and friends, feeling grateful for all of your blessings, then eat until your pants won’t button.   Then after the feast, pass out on the couch watching the epic NFL football battles on TV.  Let the tryptophan do it’s magic!

      Playing:  Actually move your body with a walk or activity.  Participate in a local Turkey Trot, such as the one in my community of Issaquah, WA.  Or gather your family, friends, neighbors or co-workers to host a Turkey Bowl!  Play a competitive game of tackle or touch football on Thanksgiving Day or over the long Thanksgiving weekend to counteract that delicious gluttonous Thanksgiving meal.

      Turkey Bowl Plans

      So how do you put together a Turkey Bowl game?  Here are some ideas to think about when planning.

      Party:  Most people keep their Turkey Bowl competition low-key, as the whole Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Holiday kick off is party enough for that weekend each year.  But if you decide to create a party a great website to get ideas for invitations, decorations, and themes is Party411.

      Food:  Play BEFORE eating Thanksgiving dinner – the exercise will work up an appetite, earlier in the day means light and warmer temperatures, and your stomach won’t be totally stuffed, making your players sleepy blobs!  However DO be sure to bring plenty of water to keep your “athletes” well hydrated.

      Location: Local schools, a nearby large field, or a neighborhood park all make great locations for your football game.  Make sure to know the boundaries of the “field” so there aren’t arguments later about what’s in bounds and what’s out.

      The Ultimate Turkey Bowl competition, white meat vs. dark meat!

      Annual Turkey Bowl Trophy:  Your turkey bowl trophy can really be anything unique to your family, just add an engraved plate to customize it.  Some great options include:

      -    Turkey trophies – both a traditional turkey and a goofy turkey

      -    Turkey bowl plaques that can be printed in full color

      -    Our exclusive Turkey Bowl Championship Trophy.  One past customer had turkeys printed on the plate of their football trophy, it was super cute!

      If part of your Thanksgiving tradition already includes a turkey bowl, tell us about it in the comment!  Or if you want to start a turkey bowl, give it a try!  And don’t forget the turkey trophy!  Happy Thanksgiving, we have so much to be grateful for!

      Cheers, Jessica

      Editor's Note: This post was originally published November 2017,  It has been updated for content.



    • Guide to Colors for First, Second and Third Place

      This blog post was requested by a customer. She couldn't find anywhere on our website how to choose the corresponding colors for First, Second and Third place. What a great topic and suggestion!

      When ordering awards, it's important to know the traditional colors for the places. Use the guide below for the correct colors for the US; Canada is slightly different.

      Neck drape and medal colors for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Neck drape and medal colors for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

      First Place: Gold and blue are the colors that represent 1st place. Gold medals are given to the top finishers at the Olympics and this carries over to the rest of the awards world. Blue ribbons, blue neck drapes, and blue column are also used to represent first place. Think of the quintessential cook off, where the top contestant gets a "Blue Ribbon"!

      Second Place: Silver and red symbolize 2nd place. These finishers get a silver medal, as well as red ribbons and neck drapes as a second place prize.

      Third Place: Bronze and white stand for 3rd place. Bronze medals are given to third place finishers along with white neck drapes and white ribbons.

      Fourth Place: There isn't a metal color for 4th place. For ribbons, it's yellow.

      Fifth Place: Again, no metal color for 5th place, but the ribbon color is green.

      Ribbon colors for places. Ribbon colors for places.

      Here's a table to help remember:

      Place Medal Color Ribbon Color
      1st Gold Blue
      2nd Silver Red
      3rd Bronze White
      4th x Yellow
      5th x Green


      I hope this helps with ordering from Trophies2Go!  Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or other blog topics you'd like covered about trophies and awards by commenting below.

      Cheers! Jessica

      Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2016,  It has been updated for content.

    • Guy's Weekend Fantasy Football Draft

      If you're like my husband, you anticipate your fantasy football draft for the entire year.  Make the best day of the year even better by hosting a guys' weekend!  Combine your passion for football as an excuse to get together with your buddies - make your fantasy football draft into an epic kick-off for the NFL season.

      Why a weekend away?

      Big Johnson League Last year's Big Johnson League draft.

      Dudes, you need the weekend off.  You work hard, take care of the kids, spoil your wives.  You deserve a weekend with your friends where you can play golf, deal cards, visit a casino, watch sports, and drink beer with your buddies.  Your draft can go as long as you want, without worry about getting home, being responsible, or driving under the influence.  Be as loud and rowdy as you like, there's nobody to wake.

      It's good for the wives too.  No house to host at, no loud men to wake the kids, no snacks to clean up after everyone's gone.  Just a nice, peaceful, relaxing weekend!

      Where should we go?

      Fantasy draft weekend Golf, cards, and football - that's what a fantasy draft weekend is all about!

      If everyone in your draft is local, choose someplace that's close to drive, yet can fit your entire group.  Renting a house is a great option, as you can be loud and can spread out during the draft.  I would suggest a location that has other activities for the rest of the weekend, such as restaurants, bars, a golf course, a casino, fishing, hiking, or other outdoor activities.  After all, it's summer, time to enjoy the outdoors before the weather turns!

      If the guys and gals in your draft are meeting from around the country, choose a location that's easy to get to from most airports.  Vegas is always a great central location, with lots and lots of activities and many sports to watch and gamble on!  If you’re not into gambling, find a winery with a golf course. Many hotels will have a conference room that can accommodate you.

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

      For any location, make sure your fantasy commissioner has space to set up your draft board and each player has a comfortable seat and room for their notes and of course, you're going to need to make sure there is wi-fi.  The draft can last many hours, so you gotta make sure everyone is relaxed and comfy for the long haul.

      Will the leagues’ fantasy football trophy be yours this year? Bring your fantasy football trophy on the trip to put on display to up the ante and get everyone excited to start fresh with the new season. Don’t forget that it’s easy to send in your plate to get the new winner engraved each year!

      Good luck Fantasy Players!  Wishing you an awesome, injury-free season!



      This post was originally published August 2016.  It has been updated for content.

    • Fantasy Football Prize Ideas Under $30

      The fantasy season is getting under way, finally! Football Season is the BEST time of the year!

      Looking for awesome prizes for your fantasy league, but wanna save your league fees for the winner’s jackpot? Or maybe your fees are low and you’re tight on cash? Check out these awesome and CHEAP ideas for fantasy football prizes, all under $30!  Your players will be thrilled to get any of these awesome prizes!

      Fantasy Football Prize Ideas Under $30

      Fantasy Football Tumblers Our Fantasy Football Tumblers keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks ice cold! Add each team name for personalized gifts for your entire league!

      Engraved Tumblers – just like a Yeti cooler, expect better, cause these can be custom engraved with your league name, team name, and even a logo!

      Custom Flasks– Flasks are a great prize for any player! Include a small bottle of their favorite spirit as well. Champion Flask and Pink Loser Flask

      Engraved Glass Beer Mug – Personalize with your league name and logo and include a bottle of their favorite brew!

      T-Shirt – Pick up your favorite NFL team shirt as a great prize!

      Personalized License Plate Frame – a great prize for a loser, make them put it on their car for the next year!

      Booze – a Bottle of liquor will always get consumed, Drink up buttercup!

      Bobblehead fantasy football trophy A fun trophy for your winner! This bobblehead fantasy football trophy will make your players laugh!

      Fantasy Football Bobble Head – engrave with name, team name, and league for a funny trophy

      For even more ideas, check out our website -  fantasy football prizes that are under $30!

      Good luck with your fantasy team, may the best team win!!!

      Cheers! Jessica

    • Coach Plaque Sayings

      If it’s difficult to think of coach plaque wording, let Trophies2Go help!

      You want to do something special for your coach, creating an engraved coach plaque to thank them for a fantastic season. But what message do you engrave on it, what are good coach plaque sayings? We are the experts here to help!

      In the Examples below, I am going to thank “Coach Jeff” from the “2018 Huskies”, but obviously you would use your coach’s name, team name and year. You can also add your league name to the examples below, under the team name.

      Coach Plaque Sayings

      Coach plaque sayings last a lifetime, consider your engraving carefully! Coach plaque sayings

      Example One:

      Coach Jeff

      Thanks for a Great Season!

      2018 Huskies

      Example Two:

      A Special Thanks to Our Coach

      Jeff Anderson

      2018 Huskies

      Example Three:

      Thank You

      Coach Jeff

      For teaching us to be winners

      (Even when we don’t have the highest score)

      2018 Huskies

      Coach plaque wording More coach plaque wording.

      Example Four:

      2018 Huskies

      Coach Jeff Anderson

      Thanks for a Terrific Season!

      Logo for League



      Example Five:

      Presented to Coach Jeff

      We appreciate your exceptional hard work, dedication and sharing

      Your love of the game with us!

      2018 Huskies

      Girl’s Softball U-10

      Example Six:

      Thanks Coach

      For spending your free time with us,

      teaching us, inspiring us, encouraging us, challenging us.

      This was a great season thanks to your dedication and patience!

      Presented to:

      Jeff Anderson

      From the Huskies

      Spring 2018

      These are just a few examples of coach plaque sayings that we have seen on coach plaques that we engrave.  Be thoughtful, meaningful, and be sure to spell the coach's name correctly!  If you need more ideas, feel free to contact our customer service team, we are here to help!

      Cheers to a great season!


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