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Taking Care of Your Trophies

January 20/2015
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Everyone has that one trophy or plaque they’ve held onto. Maybe it’s the trophy you received for your first bowling league title, maybe it’s a medal from making it on the dean’s list in college, or maybe an award your received for 25 years of service at your work. Whatever the trophy is that’s important to you, if you want it to remain in pristine condition, it will require a little bit of TLC. However, not all trophies can be treated the same. Here’s a basic guide how to care for trophies made out of different materials: Silver Plated Silver…

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How to Create a Trophy from Scratch

January 13/2015
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We often get phone calls asking if we can build a trophy with very specific details, or if we can repair or recreate a unique broken trophy. Whatever you have in mind, chances are that in nearly 60 years of business we’ve created a trophy just as unique and just as difficult! We work hand in hand with some of the best in the industry to ensure that even the most specific of requests can be met. From creating unique plaques to creating economically-friendly trophies, we’ve had thousands of unique requests and continue to develop our custom portfolio! Customized from…

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Tips for Caring for your Trophies

December 19/2014
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If you have been lucky enough to receive recognition in the form of a plaque or trophy, congratulations! There are a number of formats and materials that your trophy may come in including wood, brass, glass, plastic, and a collection of metals—so to keep it looking good, you need to care for it! Here are some quick tips to keep your trophy looking as shiny and new as the day you received it: Preventative Care Keep your collection of awards and trophies in a space that doesn’t collect dust, dirt, and grime readily. The best place to preserve it is…

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Alternative Uses for Plaques

December 04/2014
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When most people think of plaques, they generally think of them as awards of recognition for one accomplishment or another. It could be for scholastics, sports, or a job well done—but recognition is only one way to make use of a plaque! There are a variety of other commemorative uses for them. Here is but a small list of alternative uses for plaques: Grand Openings Give your new business or building the recognition it deserves with a sleek plaque commemorating the date of opening. Display it at the entrance so people know how long you have been going strong! Historic…

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Plaques or Traditional Trophies: How to Choose?

October 29/2014
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Commemorating someone’s achievements is a wonderfully important thing to do in all areas of life, from work to sports and recreation. People of all ages enjoy the appreciation that goes along with receiving a traditional trophy and, well, why shouldn’t they? Being recognized for a job well done is a crucial part of character and skill development, and it feels really nice to be good at something. The question here is whether to go for a traditional trophy or to opt for a more discrete plaque. Here are some of the pros and cons of both: Traditional Trophies Everybody likes…

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Athletes Stripped of their Trophies

October 15/2014
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With the huge pressure not only to perform, but to win, there’s no wonder why so many athletes have been found to use performance enhancing drugs to ensure they get the title. Unfortunately, many of these athletes have been found out and as a result, had their titles and awards stripped from them, leaving nothing but a memory of how hard they pushed themselves. The moral of this story is to play fair, but here’s a list of some of the most memorable cases of the last few years: Lance Armstrong The first athlete that comes to mind when thinking…

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Most Notorious Trophy Acceptances

October 08/2014
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Awards ceremonies are always fun to watch for the jokes, the outfits, and, of course, the drama. For the most part the ceremonies run fairly smoothly, but every once in a while there’s an event that we keep talking about for years to come. Whether they’re passionate, political, or merely pessimistic, award acceptance speeches can stay stuck in our minds forever. Here are three of the most memorable trophy acceptances to date: Marlon Brando, Academy Awards 1973 Though it happened more than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious trophy acceptance speeches was, in fact, a trophy un-acceptance. Winning…

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4 Must-Join Scarborough Sports Leagues for Kids

September 26/2014
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Sports are a part of a well-rounded child’s life. Having fundamental athletic skills is both important as a child and later on as an adult, as both team building skills and hand-eye coordination are nearly always superior in people who had played on team sports as a child. Scarborough offers a variety of sports for children! Here are the standouts. Bounce your way to success Scarborough Basketball Association is a registered non-profit organization with 10 years of experience. It is run and coached by volunteers, and the club has both girls and boys teams at different ages and skill levels…

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The Most Expensive Trophies in Sports

September 17/2014
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Professional sports are multi-billion dollar industries. From global franchises to jaw-dropping salaries, fans and companies are willing to pay what it takes to see their team make it to the top! When the best teams dominate their franchises, it’s only natural we honour them with the biggest and best trophies in sports. The Super Bowl Trophy The famous jeweler Tiffany is commissioned to make this special prize for the National Football League each year. To match the prestige of the Super Bowl, the trophy has several distinct characteristics: ● It towers over typical trophies at nearly 2 feet tall ●…

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Trophies and Space: How to Display Your Awards Without Cluttering Your Home

August 12/2014
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Ceremonies, photos, handshakes give award winners the acknowledgement they deserve! Having peers and your local or professional community recognize personal contributions makes the work worthwhile. Awards are great for the resume and sometimes come with a prize, but what happens after the events wind down? After the fanfare dies, the trophy or medal finds its way home with you. What do your awards say about you? Take a look at your awards. Some of them will be more meaningful than others. A childhood certificate can be a token of a memorable personal milestone that some people want to share with…

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