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Medals Vs. Statues — Which Is Right for My Youth Sport?

Young kids who participate in sports often have a passion for them. They see themselves as the next big star on the way to success. What better way to increase that than to let them see how much they matter and what they have accomplished! When young athletes are awarded, their dreams should only grow. Sports awards come in all shapes and sizes. Youth football trophies are great but could you pass them out after your swim competition? No, you should make sure that you carefully consider what type of award you are giving your athletes before the end of the season. It can impact them and teach them many important life lessons along the way. 

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Pitcher Sculpture award

Give Your Summer Trophies an Upgrade With Sculpture Trophies

For generations, summer sports have come to define childhoods, rec leagues, interoffice competitions, and more. While simple trophies, and medals have long been traditional end-of-season rewards, giving your winners and stand-out performers something more substantial to recognize their accomplishments goes a long way. Whether it’s an MVP trophy, a championship award, or even something to recognize an athlete being a category leader, finding a unique trophy that properly honors that player or team’s achievement is crucial.

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Young third baseman trying to tag out a sliding runner

Get Your Trophies for the Spring Sports Before the Season

As the temperatures start to rise, the days get longer, and that means one thing — youth spring sports are right around the corner! With more of these leagues coming back in full swing this season, league organizers need to plan every aspect of the games to ensure that everyone involved has a good time, from scheduling games to organizing the teams and the trophies for the end of the season. 

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Keith Baldwin getting the first copy of A Leap Year of Firsts off the presses

A Leap Year of Firsts — How We Survived the Pandemic

Spike’s Trophies has grown into one of the finest custom trophy manufacturers in the area, giving people access to fully customized football trophies and other custom awards for every occasion. However, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for founder Keith Baldwin. Going through the natural ups and downs of being in business since 1929 with founder Myer “Spike” Shandleman, Spike’s Trophies has seen growth and, in the case of the pandemic, challenges you never see coming. 

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Youth soccer team celebrating a championship win

Youth Fall Sports Are Back — Time to Get the Trophies

With fall in full swing and pandemic measures easing around the country, returning a sense of normalcy has become more common. For most children, that means fall sports are getting into high gear, and competition is in the air. Whether it’s fall baseball, softball, soccer, or football, kids of all ages take the field to play the games they love and with their friends. To give them an added incentive, providing custom trophies at the end of the season offers that end goal for them to work towards. 

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Give The Gift Of Personalized Laser Printed Drinkware

No matter the time of year, carrying drinks around with you to work, different events, and functions are necessary for people. Whether it’s a warm cup of coffee at the office or ice-cold water on a hike in the height of summer, whatever temperature your drink should remain at for your enjoyment presents logistical challenges. Insulated drinkware has proven an essential tool in maintaining ideal temperature, but they can come in a bland or monotone color range. Continue reading

Wait, Who Are You Again? Time to Dust Off the Name Badges

With the world opening up again and people returning to work, remote work is slowly starting to transition back to an in-person work environment again. The past year has seen a drastic shift in how companies staff and the potential for high turnover rates during that time frame. For many companies, investing in a batch of fresh name badges can help your team, and customers feel a little more comfortable and at ease as we continue to transition to a post-lockdown status quo.

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