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Recycling Old Trophies

April 9, 2003

My seven and five year old girls have a lot of medal, ribbons, trophies and certificates. How show I display them? Should I put the certificates in a memory album? Please respond with any ideas. Thank you

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April 6, 20050 found this helpful
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I love Memory Boxes to hang on the wall with glass front. I have one with pictures,booties,graduation tassels wedding favors,which contain items from the most important facets of their lives. I also have one with momentos of my mother and father.They were parents of 6,needless to say ,didn"t have much just a lot of love to give. I found a quote which I have inside. It says "One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove,what kind of house I lived in,how much I had in my bank account,nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child." It also has momentos of their 50th anniversary and dried roses from their funerals. These are two of the most cherished items I have.

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May 1, 20071 found this helpful
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Hi,
If anyone has some trophies they don't need anymore and is willing to donate them please let me know. I am in an art show in dallas and i need about 3000 (im half way there!). i would use dhl to pick them up, so no extra work for you. thank you so much for your time. feel free to contact me
the picture i am attaching displays some of the trophies i already have. the object behind it is a model staircase, which i intend to build with the 3000 trophies.

mca10 at hotmail dot com

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July 19, 2013

Where can I donate my old baseball, cheerleading , swim, and soccer trophies?

By Bridget B. from Charlotte, NC

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July 23, 20130 found this helpful
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You may also find that clubs such as Scouts, or Guides, or even local schools may be able to reuse them for events. In my school we used to use them for our curling bonspiels, and my mom used them for various awards at a Family Fun day where she organized kids games and sunflower spitting contents. One of our local trophy shops would swap out the tops on the trophies for a very small fee- $1 or $2 per trophy. I believe they will also take them at places like Goodwill and Salvation Army. I have seen them for sale at Value Village. It shouldn't be too difficult to find a new home for them where they will be appreciated.

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March 22, 2013

We had 4 boys in sports and have many trophies that I just can't seem to throw away. Will someone take them as a donation? Thanks.

By Cathie

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April 19, 20151 found this helpful
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We received this advisory from a reader:
"Mostly an FYI, not a question I contacted Special Olympics, as suggested in your blog. I was told that they only use ribbons. Just thought I'd spare people the inquiry.

By Patricia V."

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March 21, 2016

Where can I donate sports trophies in the Charlottesville, Virginia area?


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March 22, 20160 found this helpful
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I don't know your area, but you might try elementary schools, boys and girls clubs, Special Olympics, Scouts and Guides clubs, and those sorts of organizations. I am sure you can also donate them to Good will, thrift shops, etc. I've seen them for sale in similar stores.

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June 19, 2014

Where can I donate or recycle my old sports trophies (swimming, basketball, softball, field hockey, etc.)? I live in northwestern Connecticut.

By Martha Z

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June 21, 20140 found this helpful
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I must disagree with the previous poster. I have seen trophies for sale at Value Village and at other Thrift Shops. The name plaques are easily removed, and then the trophy can easily be given over again. Some trophy shops will also swap out the top for another spot; bowling for sunflower spitting, for example, for a very small fee.

My mother used to run games at a community sports day, and she gave away amazing trophies donated by people, with the tops switched out to her events. Call schools, boys and girls clubs, Scouts, Guides, church groups, etc. Post them to give away on Freecycle. I am sure you can find a good home for them.

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January 3, 2011

I have some old trophies to donate, any ideas where I can donate them?

By Brian

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January 8, 20110 found this helpful
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Schools. Special Olympics. Clubs like Cubs or Boys and Girls clubs. Organizations that run community activity days with games and contests for kids. Goodwill and Salvation Army Thrift Stores. You might also try Seniors Homes, as they often do Winter Festivals and such like events, and so they might like to give out a trophy too! Worth a phone call, anyway.

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September 21, 2016

Is there someplace near South Palm Beach county, Florida, that I can take old trophies to have them recycled?


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February 25, 20170 found this helpful
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Put an offer on Craigslist or Freecycle. Someone will take it. You might want to remove the plaque with the name first.

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September 17, 2013

I have two boxes full of bowling trophies. Where can I recycle them?

By Wai Ling

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September 19, 20130 found this helpful
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Find your local special Olympics group, or check with the schools!

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November 30, 2010

I'd love to donate a large box of old, but well preserved trophies. Is there a local place I can bring them? I tried Special Olympics in my area, but they weren't accepting at this time.

By Hilary from Yorktown, NY

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December 3, 20100 found this helpful
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Hello,
Please try the boys/girls club, a bowling alley, a pre-school and your local shelters for children. good luck

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January 19, 2012

What can I do with a lot of old trophies? They are in the way and we just want to get rid of them. Someone told us one time about some trophy company that melts them down and re-uses the trophy.


If anyone has any info, please let me know.

By Leslie

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February 26, 20120 found this helpful
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I had a number of bowling trophies that were taking up space and collecting dust. I removed the plaques that were engraved with my name and reason for winning the trophy and donated them to a junior bowling league in my neighborhood. Depending on what the trophies are for you may also be able to find a source to which you can donate the trophies for use by others.

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August 26, 2016

Where can I donate various trophies near Castle Rock CO?


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September 21, 20160 found this helpful

Where can I recycle near Palo Alto California?

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November 23, 2013

Is there any place in the FK10 area that will recycle old trophies?

By Frank W.

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June 28, 20180 found this helpful

Put an ad in Freecycle. You will get takers.

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