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Post: Buzz Aldrin presents the Space Needle Space Race trophy

Photo courtesy of Joshua Trujillo, Seattle PI















In celebration of the Space Needle’s 50th Anniversary, the Space Needle sponsored a “Space Race” competition, resulting in sending one fortunate individual to the stars.  Buzz Aldrin presented the winner with a trophy created and built by Athletic Awards.

This trophy is very special to Athletic Awards.  In 1961, our Founder Monty Holmes, Sr. started designing the Space Needle trophy without knowing what it looked like.  When he came up with the design, he set the competition back and increased sales by 3 times what it was.

Athletic Awards is very proud to have Buzz Aldrin present the trophy that we created for this event!

One of the original Athletic Awards Space Needle trophies from the 1960's



















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