About Champion Trophies & T’s
Champion Trophies & T’s is owned by A & W Designs GP, a Veteran and family owned and operated business. They are located at 2525 Veterans Ave., in Vandalia, IL 62471. Their storefront offers retail spirit wear, sportswear, and accessories. It also serves as a showroom, sales office, print, embroidery, and awards shop.
Champion Trophies & T’s customizes apparel and awards for many local businesses, non-profits, clubs, sports teams, and groups. Whether you want to promote a business, organization or event, provide custom apparel to a team, employees, customers or supporters, or offer trophies and awards to contest participants, employees, sports teams, groups, or individuals, Champion Trophies & T’s has the ability to assist you.
Why they do it
Champion Trophies & T’s aims to provide quality products and services to their customers. They take pride in having one of the fastest production times in the area without sacrificing quality. Champion Trophies & T’s is committed to offering excellent, friendly and timely service and is dedicated to growing the business to help fulfill the needs of their customers and community in services, products, and employment opportunities.
Who they are
A & W Designs GP was formed in September 2011 by Marc & Tracie Waschle and Brian & Lisa Arenas. They purchased Champion Trophies & T’s with a shared dream and vision to own and operate the business and grow it to it’s fullest potential within their community.
Marc Waschle is a Navy Veteran and works full time as a correctional officer at a local prison. He is the head of sales for screen printing.
Tracie Waschle is an Air Force Veteran and works full time at the business. She is the head of sales for embroidery.
Brian Arenas is a Navy Veteran and works full time as a correctional officer at a local prison. He is the head of sales for trophies & awards.
Lisa Arenas works full time as a staff accountant at a local accounting firm. She manages the financial aspects of the business.
Char Steele, AKA Mom, assists with retail customers and production prep around the shop.
The T-shirt elves come in to help and do whatever we need them to.
Gizmo is the store’s official mascot, customer greeter, and additional door bell.