Running a trophy and awards business provides some unique experiences and opportunities. An unexpected but common question we often hear is, “Do you take old trophies?” Typically the inquiry comes from that empty-nester Mom whose son/ daughter left for college or moved away and she’s looking for a place to get rid of an entire bin of trophies they no longer want. Being an avid recycler, my response is, ‘of course we take old trophies.’ The thought of trophies adding to landfill inventory was not something I was willing to entertain. So, after I began accepting old trophies I asked myself, ‘what do I do with these trophies?’ The answer presented itself when I started being asked the second most common question, “Would you be willing to donate trophies to our organization?” Eureka! A formula was born for making use of old trophies. We discovered there are parts of old trophies that can be reused. The process also provides a project for younger children, such as my daughter, who likes to disassemble the trophies and organize all the parts into different piles. After everything is sorted, cleaned and inventoried, we reuse the old parts, add new parts, and build shiny new trophies that can be donated to needy organizations for various causes. We accept old leftover trophies from the last few years’ events as well as older trophies from the 70’s and beyond. It is rewarding to do things that are beneficial to the sustainability of our environment and provide a positive impact in our local community by giving trophies a meaningful second life.
"Right Touch Trophies was the right vendor for our Pinewood Derby! Not only were the trophies stunning and made to all of the various specs we desired, but the customer service was exceptional. Jackie and Ted were easy to reach with questions or additional needs, and they were very accommodating to my schedule. Thank you Right Touch Trophies & Awards!"
Aaron Boyd, Cub Scout Pack 42
"When we decided we wanted a trophy for our annual BBQ Cook-Off, we reached out to Right Touch. We wanted the biggest, most garish, and over the top trophy they could imagine. And boy did they deliver! It's over two feet tall, has columns with flames, a pig, a smoker, a giant cup, more flames and a big wood base that was perfect for the victory hoist! There's plenty of room to add winner's name plates on the base for years to come and we look forward to passing this around our BBQ group for generations! They were easy to work with and the price was well within the budget we gave them. I will definitely be going back for the next trophy I need!" Brendan McNamee "Master Chef" West Chester, PA.