Fall is in the air, school is back in session, and Friday Night Football is back on the schedule! And so is Thursday Night Football, College Football, and Professional Football. And Flag Football, pick up teams, co-ed leagues, and weekend get together football games. It seems like at this time of year, football is as much a part of our lives as raking leaves. To commemorate the big game or the end of the football season, what could be more appropriate than football trophies?
At QuickTrophy, we have all kinds of football trophies and awards to commemorate the important football events in your life. A great football trophy to present to the aspiring football player is the QuickTrophy Football Cup Trophy with a gold football runner figurine atop a gold cup that is mounted on a column and a slant front marble base. It looks really sweet and is a pretty hefty award. This trophy will be appreciated for years and the memories will last a lifetime.
We recently added a full line of motorcycle trophies and awards to the QuickTrophy web site. All trophies feature a 4″ golden figurine of a classic Softail Motorcycle. The idea of adding a line of motorcycle trophies came from a customer who called this past summer and needed some trophies for their annual antique motorcycle show.
The fleet of trophies ranges from small to large, depending on your needs. The entry level award is a 5″ trophy with the motorcycle on a slant front marble base. This would be perfect for commemorating an event like a reunion or fund raiser. At the other end of the spectrum is the Perpetual Motorcycle Trophies which features a double wood base and room for 32 individual plates. This trophy would be perfect for an annual event where an individual is recognized – like an antique motorcycle show.
Living in an area like Marquette, Michigan, with Lake Superior across the street and the woods and hills of the wild UP just a few miles away, we at QuickTrophy are all very conscious of the environment and our impact on it. This concern for the environment extends to the way we pack and ship our trophies.
Whenever possible, we reuse packing materials to decrease the amount environmental impact of our operations. To provide added protection to our trophies and reduce the amount of packing peanuts, we wad up newsprint to stuff around the edges of the box. Then we fill the center of the box with packing peanuts. Recently, we switched from green packing peanuts made from recycled plastic to environmental packing peanuts made from cornstarch. These cornstarch based peanuts will dissolve in water – how cool is that! They cost more than the packing peanuts made from recycled plastic, but when the QuickTrophy team discussed the options, we decided that the extra cost was worth it.
When the weather is nice we open the windows and doors to let the fresh lake air flow through. Because of this, I’ve always been concerned that loose peanuts could find their way outdoors. And if they did, the wind could easily blow them across the street and into Lake Superior. But now, with dissolving packing peanuts, it won’t matter if they escape or not.