USC's ADT National Championship Trophy On Display At Sport Chalet Stores This Weekend
Jan. 11, 2005
The ADT National Championship Trophy, won by USC on Jan. 4 as national college football champions, will be on display this weekend at Sport Chalet stores in the Los Angeles area. Fans will be able to have a free on-line photo taken with the Waterford® Crystal football trophy.
The trophy will appear at the Sport Chalet Long Beach (7440 Carson St.) on Saturday (Jan. 15) and at the Sport Chalet Arcadia (400 S. Baldwin Ave.) on Sunday (Jan. 16). It will be at both stores from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
USC will have a public on-campus trophy unveiling ceremony in the near future, as head coach Pete Carroll and his team will display the various national championship trophies they received, as well as quarterback Matt Leinart's Heisman Trophy. Specific plans will be announced soon.
The ADT National Championship Trophy was presented to the USC on the field following the Trojans' win over Oklahoma at the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 4 in Miami.
The ball that sits atop the ADT National Championship Trophy is made of Waterford Crystal. The trophy is valued at $30,000 and takes three months to produce. It is 34 inches tall and weighs 37 pounds. The ball alone weighs approximately eight pounds. Every year, a new trophy is made. USC will keep the trophy for permanent display at Heritage Hall on campus.
The trophy is presented by ADT Security Services, Inc., in partnership with the American Football Coaches Association. This is the 19th year the AFCA has awarded the trophy to the national champion. This season, ADT partnered with Sport Chalet, a top California customer of ADT, to host the free public displays in Long Beach and Arcadia.