Friday, October 17, 2008

Soccer Patches

Soccer dad writes in his blog about using patches as recognition for his soccer team. I thought it was a great idea! When he started the program he gave patches to his girls for achieving the first time. This year he gave a patch for doing something over a number of matches. The goal here was to get the girls to perform over a number of matches. He has 9 different patches he gives.

He gives patches for juggling, assists, goals, different soccer moves, leadership, intensity, volley, support, blood and champions patch.

Do you give patches? What do you give your players patches for? Other methods for getting them to reach for the stars? Leave your ideas in the comments and we will post when we have more ideas on getting more out of your players.

Dan provides patches for soccer teams through his work; Bux-Mont Awards

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The trophy quality difference

This is a picture taken from our customers website. While the column and figure used are ones that we would also take pride in using on the awards we provide you, we would never ever put a trophy on a base that small.

The trophy base is often overlooked and undervalued in the overall trophy itself. After the industry moved away from metal figures the need was there to keep the weight behind the base without comprimising cost.

In youth participation trophies and tournament awards, kids often look for weight in determining the intrinsic value of the trophy itself.

ie. Trophies that weigh less equate to less effective trophies. After the metal figures (the old heaviest part of the trophy) went bye bye, we were left with all plastic trophies which cheapened the quality and lessened the effectiveness of the award. We answer this by using a base that is proportionate to the overall height of the trophy (theirs is way to small) and to make it marble; this gives the trophy a heavy feel and better accomplishes the goals of the organizations giving the awards. Just a thought.

This trophy here has a bigger base which gives it more weight. It also just looks better. The base is proportionate to the overall size of the trophy.

The effect on cost is minimal and the impact is maximized. Keep this in mind when buying trophies.

Dan Bencsik is on the sales team at Bux-Mont Awards. Email him here

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Resin

Breast Cancer Awareness Resin

Cost: $25.00
Description: Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons in pink on a black base, the perfect way to recognize the achievements of those fighting for the cure.

*Trying to do our part, for every purchase of Breast Cancer related Recognition items we are going to be donating a portion of the proceeds (from 3 - 5%) to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. And for the Cancer Ribbon Resins, we will donate 100% of the profits towards fighting for the cure.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It is hard to believe October is here already, but you know what that means, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am sure that everyone knows someone affected by Breast Cancer, and we should take this time to remind all you ladies to do your monthly breast checks, and to everyone else, we can all do something to do our part to help find a cure. Let's get together and make something great happen.

That said we are trying to do our part and for every purchase of Breast Cancer related Recognition items we are going to be donating a portion of the proceeds (from 3 - 5%) to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. And for the Cancer Ribbon Resins, we will donate 100% of the profits towards fighting for the cure.

Breast Cancer Awareness Resin

Cost: $25.00
Description: Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons in pink on a black base, the perfect way to recognize the achievements of those fighting for the cure.


Size: 7 1/2 x 6 x 4


Dan Bencsik of Bux-Mont Awards writes this in memory of Grandma Watchous, who lost the battle to breast cancer.