Excellence in any endeavor in life is worthy of commendation. Since success breeds success, encouraging people by giving trophies and awards for achieving excellence in sports, business, and education encourages professionalism.
Different types of sports awards are valued for what they represent, excellence in a certain field of sport. Being given a trophy is being recognized as being one of the best. But anyone who has won any worthy award will tell you that trophies are not won for doing nothing.
To be awarded a sports trophy has come at a price with behind the scenes hard work, hours of practice and full determination to be the best performer in a field of activity. So sports awards are not given out lightly.
But if you want to earn a sports award you have to work hard at being excellent in what you do because a sports trophy is a symbol of excellence that is given to those who are exceptional in what they do.
We have been creating sports awards and trophies of a special nature for games and events since 1995. One such award created by South African artist and sculptor Des Khoury was "Thunder in Africa" depicting Nelson Mandela as a young boxer.
This work of art was specially commissioned by Golden Gloves, Carnival City Casino and the management of Lennox Lewis to celebrate the momentous Lennox Lewis / Hasim Rahman title fight.