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Your Trophy Bloggers:

Mike Dinn
Paul Dinn



September 19, 2013

It’s Thursday and I’m already planning my Saturday football-viewing activities. That can only mean that the Megaphone Trophy is about to make an appearance! The Michigan State Spartans/Notre Dame Fighting Irish rivalry goes back to 1897, but The Megaphone Trophy was introduced in 1949. Half of the megaphone is painted blue with an ND monogram and the other side is white with a green MSU. The current trophy is the third one in use since it has run out of room for scores twice before.

We love football trophy stories here at Dinn Trophy. Someone should give me a trophy for watching football! I’ll let you know how that works out for me…


Have Fun!
Paul Dinn

Paul Dinn

September 19, 2013

When is a milk can not a milk can? When it is the Milk Can Trophy up for grabs in the football rivalry between Boise State Broncos and Fresno State Bulldogs! According to Wikipedia: “The idea for a trophy as the prize for the newly arranged interstate rivalry was hatched by two separate dairy groups that decided to get involved with their local football programs. California (No. 1) and Idaho (No. 4) are two of the nation's leading dairy producers. The South Valley Dairy Group began raising money for Bulldog football in 2001; the Bronco Dairy Boosters began contributing to Boise State in 2005. Two dairymen and friends in these organizations, Dan Van Grouw of Meridian, Idaho (in the Boise metropolitan area) and Roger Fluegel of Visalia, California (in Fresno State's home of the San Joaquin Valley), put forward the idea of a traveling trophy and began the administrative process. There was positive feedback from the teams, coaches, and fans, but an "administrative changeover" kept the trophy off the field for the 2005 game, though the Bulldogs' 27–7 victory is the first listed on the can.”

Be sure to catch the game this Friday 9/20/103) on ESPN!

While you may never see your name engraved on the Milk Can Trophy, we would be happy to personalize one of our own Dinn Trophy football trophies just for you and your team!
More unique trophy stories to come – stay tuned!

Have Fun!
Paul Dinn

Paul Dinn

September 5, 2013

Welcome to Football Season! Yes, sweet football season…the dedication, the sportsmanship, the rivalries, the tailgating, the food, and the football trophies! Which team will take home the football trophy? Whether you’re talking about youth football, high school football, college football, or the NFL, the goal is to be holding that football trophy above your head. Everyone at Dinn Trophy has been busy preparing not only football trophies but football plaques, football medals, fantasy football awards, coach plaques, and more! We even see orders this time of year for cooking competitions associated with tailgating and friendly football viewing get-togethers. Know someone who makes the best hot wings? We have a chicken trophy! Best BBQ pork ribs? Put a pig on that trophy! Wishing you a winning and well-fed fall football season!

Have A Great Day!
Mike Dinn

Mike Dinn

June 17, 2013

What a Spring it has been for Trophies

It has been a great spring at Dinntrophy.com and we want to thank you for sharing your spring celebrations with us! We saw orders for soccer trophies, lacrosse trophies, baseball trophies, graduation and attendance trophies, and more. As special as we think our trophies are, what really makes them perfect for YOUR event is the personalization. It's amazing how adding a few carefully chosen words and a name adds to the overall award. If you ever need help with personalization, we are here for you! We have personalization examples or just let us know what the award is in honor of and we can create a few personalization suggestions just for you.

We're looking forward to summer and summer trophy orders! Golf trophy orders, tennis trophyorders, basketball camp trophy orders, Bible camp awards, and more.

Wishing you a great summer!


Keep Smiling,
Bill Dinn. Sr.

Bill Dinn

April 22, 2013

Corporate Awards

Since 1956, Dinn Bros., Inc. "The Trophy People" has followed a clear and simple approach to business. We create the best corporate plaques, desk sets, clocks, and trophies because we demand the highest quality products and personalization. The Dinn Trophy Team will take care of you and your order every step of the way:

Color Logo Plaques
Personalized Trophies
Plaque and Trophy Suggestions for Every Budget
Direct shipping to individual addresses
Shipping to any U.S., Canadian, and US military address overseas
Dinn Trophy is the perfect choice for your corporate gift-giving needs. We promise to make you look great!

Keep Smiling,
Bill Dinn. Sr.

Bill Dinn

April 5, 2013

April is here – finally!

In April, my thoughts turn to baseball and baseball trophies, of course. Oh, and basketball…and basketball trophies. But there are lots of other events in April that you may not have heard about…April 10th is Golf Day (a great excuse to honor your favorite golfer with a golf trophy or golf plaque)…April 16th is National Librarian Day (why not thank your local librarian with a desk set to show your appreciation?)…April 20th is Volunteer Recognition Day (volunteering is so important and their contributions are vital to so many organizations…we have medals, pins, and ribbons that make great tokens of appreciation)…April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day (why not present an engraved clock to honor that person who creates that most important first impression for your company?).
I hope your April is happy and productive!

Have A Great Day!
Mike Dinn

Mike Dinn

March 18, 2013

Hello! Happy “Almost Spring” to you!
Have you heard of “extreme couponing?” It’s where people spend all sorts of time and energy figuring out how to save money by clipping coupons and combining them with sales prices and store discount programs. Well, I don’t think you should have to work so hard to save money on Dinn Bros. Trophies and awards. We have trophy coupons that are good on trophies and awards all year and may be used multiple times on your trophy orders! Calm down, it’s ok. I’ll say it again. You could use a Dinn Trophy coupon on your qualifying spring soccer trophy order, your summer camp trophy order, your fall soccer trophy order, your football trophy order, and your December ugly sweater party trophy order. But wait, there’s more! You could also take advantage of our free shipping and free personalization to save even more at Dinn Trophy. Now that’s award-winning couponing!

Keep Smiling,
Bill Dinn. Sr.

Bill Dinn

February 17, 2013

Hello!
Have you noticed that the days are getting longer? The sun a little warmer? In anticipation of spring, our trophy designers have been hard at work perfecting our soccer trophies, lacrosse trophies, baseball trophies, and softball trophies. The trophy designs are bright and colorful. Each sport trophy includes 40 letter for free personalization. Want individual names on each trophy? We think everyone deserves to see their name on a Dinn trophy and we are happy to do that for you! So take a look at our new spring sport trophies and let us know what you think!

Keep Smiling,
Bill Dinn. Sr.

Bill Dinn

February 8, 2013

Hockey Beanpot

We admit it; we’re obsessed with all things hockey! Hockey trophies, hockey medals, hockey awards, you name it. And if you’re from New England you are obsessed with the Beanpot! Since 1952, the Boston U. Terriers, Boston College Eagles, Harvard U. Crimson, and the Northeastern U. Huskies have battled for the Beanpot bragging rights (and a pretty cool trophy). We can’t wait to see who wins Monday night - BC or Northeastern!

Have A Great Day!
Mike Dinn

Mike Dinn



January 29, 2013

Super Bowl Time!

My fantasy football league has ordered the football trophies for our league's awards ceremony.  Our league will be holding the event at a party on Super Bowl Sunday.  The winner will be receiving the armchair football trophy as well as his name engraved on a perpetual plaque.  The last place team will also be receiving a trophy, the football bobblehead, to recognize his limited knowledge of the game.  Unfortunately, my team did not prevail but I'm already looking forward to next year's fantasy football draft and season so I can redeem myself.

Have Fun!
Paul Dinn

Paul Dinn

January 21, 2013

Are You Ready For Some NHL Hockey?!
I don’t know about you, but everyone at Dinn Trophy is ready for some serious NHL Hockey action! Don’t get us wrong, all season we have been happily supporting our local hockey teams and that won’t change. The dedication and heart these players display every day is inspiring. We love seeing hockey trophy orders being placed by hockey leagues, coaches, and (the most under-appreciated people alive!) hockey parents. Our new hockey trophies and hockey medals were designed with their hockey achievement in mind. But we have to admit we are ready to plan our weeks around NHL Hockey once again! Bruins? Rangers? Who are you rooting for? Here’s to a great (if short) NHL Hockey season!

Enjoy Hockey Season!
Mike Dinn

Mike Dinn



January 18, 2013

2013 Spalding HoopHall Classic

Dinn Trophy is lucky enough to have the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in our own backyard. And that means that every January we have the privilege of experiencing the Nation’s top high school basketball talent – all under one roof – in one weekend! Keep a close eye on the MVP Awards – we are proud to announce that they are Dinn Trophy awards! We will be posting pictures of the event on our Dinn Trophy Facebook page, so stay tuned! There might even be a special offer for HoopHall fans!

Have a great weekend!
Paul Dinn

Paul Dinn



January 8, 2013

Happy New Year! It’s time for some trophy talk! Fantasy football trophy talk, to be precise. How did your fantasy football team do this season? Based on the football trophy orders we are seeing, many of you are planning to present your fantasy football winners (and losers) with awards during your Super Bowl party this February! The football bobblehead trophy is a classic choice and there is the always-popular armchair football fan trophy. In 2012, we expanded our fantasy football trophy line to include “diamond-cut” trophies with fantasy football emblems.

While we’re talking about the Super Bowl, let’s not forget about the second most important thing about the Super Bowl – the food! Having a chili cook-off or an appetizer contest? Best chicken wings? Best ribs? Best nachos? Present the winner with a trophy! Put a chicken figure on that trophy for the wings contest, a pig or cow figure for the ribs contest, the chef figure for the appetizer. Give us a call if you ever need a suggestion! Ok, now I’m hungry…

Have a great time – let us know if we can help!
Mike Dinn

Mike Dinn



December 3, 2012

Good Monday to You!
We have our Holiday decorations up at Dinn Bros. and the Christmas trophy orders keep arriving! It looks like lots of you are having Holiday parties in the coming weeks. From Christmas cookie and gingerbread decorating contests to ugly Christmas sweater parties, our customers sure are a fun group! As you are taking pictures of the winners with their trophies, , please remember to post them on the DinnTrophy Facebook page! They really make our day! Everyone at Dinn Trophy joins me in wishing you a safe and happy Holiday Season!

Keep Smiling,
Bill Dinn. Sr.

Bill Dinn



October 26, 2012

It’s hard to believe that October is almost over! We’ve had a busy month preparing soccer trophy orders, football trophy orders, and Halloween trophy orders! We’re even starting to see Ugly Christmas Sweater trophy orders arrive, as well. Kudos to those customers for being so organized and planning their ugly Christmas sweater parties in advance! Ordering early is always advisable, but we are just as happy to assist you with your last-minute trophy orders. Dinn Trophy can easily ship trophy and awards (anywhere from 1 trophy to thousands of trophies - all personalized) in just 24 hours…straight to your door!

I hope everyone has a great weekend – let us know if we can help!
Mike Dinn

Mike Dinn



October 15, 2012

The middle of October already? How is that even possible? I just took the family to purchase our Halloween costumes this year. The kids are excited for their big night out as well as parading their Halloween costumes at school during the day. All are hoping to win the Halloween trophy for the best costume.

Me and the Mrs. are going to an adult Halloween party on October 27th. I know I won't win a Halloween trophy for sexiest costume or scariest costume but I am confident I can win the trophy for most original costume. Maybe I’ll post a picture after the Halloween party!

Halloween parties for adults have become a big deal over the last few years & we see this trend continuing. If you need pointers on personalizing your Halloween trophies, we have examples on DinnTrophy.com & you can always call the Dinn Trophy Team at 1-800-628-9657 for assistance. We are here to help!

Whatever you are planning for your Halloween festivities, I hope you have a great time!
Paul Dinn

Paul Dinn



October 11, 2012

Are you ready for a beautiful fall weekend? I know I have lots of soccer games to attend (thanks to the grandchildren)! I love soccer trophy season! We carry lots of styles of soccer trophies; one of them will surely suit your taste & your budget. Not sure which trophy to order? Why not give us a call at 1-800-628-9657? We will advise you on the best award for your next soccer trophy ceremony. Did I mention the 40 letters of free personalization on each trophy? How about free shipping for trophy orders over $100? Gee, I really should mention that! Have a great weekend, regardless of what you do!

Keep Smiling,
Bill Dinn. Sr.

Bill Dinn



October 3, 2012

Welcome to my trophy blog! I will try to comment on what I see & hear at Dinn Trophy...and I will also touch on the history of famous trophies (history + trophies…what could be better?). Speaking of famous trophies, let’s talk about the Ryder Cup golf trophy! Samuel Ryder, a golfing enthusiast, commissioned the Ryder trophy in 1926. According to the PGA of America, the Ryder Cup trophy is:
  • 17 inches high
  • 9 inches wide
  • Weighs 4 pounds
But a golf trophy represents more that its dimensions…it represents lots of hard work, dedication, and talent (toss in some luck, too). I wish someone would present me with a golf trophy, but I think I’ll stick with making golf trophies. Did you watch the Ryder Cup coverage this weekend? What a rollercoaster of emotions! I am already looking forward to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland to seek our revenge!

Hope you’re having a good week,
Paul Dinn

Paul Dinn



October 1, 2012

Hello there! Soccer season is definitely here, judging by all the soccer trophy orders we are receiving! We pride ourselves on being able to handle soccer trophy orders of all sizes – from 1 trophy for your soccer star to thousands of trophies for large soccer leagues. And if you have a larger order, we will even mark the boxes with the team names to make it easier for you. We received this nice comment from one of our soccer trophy customers:

"Given the size of the order and the different teams involved, I was amazed at how quickly the order was processed. Better than I imagined. In fact, each box was separated by those teams represented within the shipped box."
- Chris G.

Thanks Chris, we appreciate your business & your kind words!

I hope everyone has a great soccer season – let us know if we can help!
Mike Dinn

Mike Dinn



September 28, 2012

Blog? What’s a blog? In my day, we would just pick up the phone & call someone! But, ok, I will give this whole blogging thing a try. In 1956 when I started Dinn Bros. Trophies with my brother Paul, we couldn’t have dreamed that we would be so fortunate as to be included in so many of your celebrations. Winning football teams, retirement parties, awards ceremonies of all kinds; we have been right there with our trophies, plaques, and medals. So that’s my first blog post…How did I do?

Keep Smiling,
Bill Dinn. Sr.

Bill Dinn




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