Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m cleaning out the attic in preparation for our upcoming move. I mentioned that many things are getting sold, tossed, or given away.
Over the weekend I stumbled on a box filled with my tennis trophies…..and the memories swelled as I unpacked the box.
I didn’t play tennis until I was about 40 years old. As a matter of fact, I didn’t participate in any sport as a youth; my life was dedicated to music.
However, at about the age of 40 I became involved with USTA League Tennis and became nearly as passionate about tennis as I currently am with photography. I took lessons, practiced nearly every day, played in local, state, and sectional tournaments, met lots of wonderful people, became local league coordinator, won tournaments, awards, trophies……..the list goes on and on and on.
However, when deciding what to keep and what not to keep, it was an easy decision that the box filled with $15.00 plastic trophies needs to go!
These will more than likely be given to the local Boys and Girls Club or another charitable group that can take off the award plate and replace it to fit another event. That should help a youth group provide trophies for children at a considerably reduced cost.
Don’t you think that will be a better use for those dusty old trophies?