When people think about trophies, most automatically assume that trophies are awarded to the greatest athletes in the world. While that is true, there are also a slew of people who are certainly not professional athletes that are awarded trophies all the time!
In the past few decades, youth sports have become extremely popular in the United States. Children from all over the world are playing sports starting from ages as young as 3 years old! These youth sport teams are usually made up of kids from the residing towns, competing in games against one another each weekend. These games often end without much excitement, but each child often does receive a participation trophy for simply playing in the game.
These trophies are awarded to the entire team, and the children leave the game smiling (even if they lost!).