Classic Design Awards
Inspirational Plaque Series

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Pre-printed copy reads:

"Commitment to Excellence"

"I owe most everything to football, in which I have spent the greater
part of my life. And I have never lost my respect, my admiration or
my love for what I consider a great game. And each Sunday, after
the battle, one group savors victory, another group lives in the bitter-
ness of defeat. The many hurts seem a small price to have paid
for having won, and there is no reason at all that is adequate for
having lost. To the winner there is one hundred percent elation, one
hundred percent laughter, one hundred percent fun; and to the loser
the only thing left for him is a one hundred percent resolution, one
hundred percent determination. And it's a game, I think, a great
deal like life in that it demands that a man's personal commitment
be toward excellence and be toward victory, even though you know
that ultimate victory can never be completely won. Yet it must be
pursued with all of one's might. And each week there's a new en-
counter, each year a new challenge. But all of the rings and all of
the money and all of the color and all of the display, they linger only
in the memory. The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel, these
are the things that endure and these are the qualities that are so
much more important than any of the events that occasion them.
And I'd like to say that the quality of any man's life has got to be a
full measure of that man's personal commitment to excellence and
to victory, regardless of what field he may be in."

                                                                                                                VINCE LOMBARDI