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Sharpie® Metallic Teams Up With Steelers' Hines Ward To Bring Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program To Pittsburgh

Posted on November 25, 2003

Sharpie®, the popular brand of permanent markers featured last year in a famous touchdown celebration, is making its mark on education. Now, a national program that combines the popular markers with NFL players, kids and a fleet of silver all-terrain vehicles is scoring a touchdown in the Pittsburgh area, as the "Sharpie Metallic AUTOgraphs for Education" program visits a school in Pittsburgh. Today at Martin Luther King Elementary School, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is bringing the "AUTOgraphs for Education" program to Pittsburgh youth. The program, which kicked off earlier this summer in Atlanta with 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens, enlists the help of sports figures to deliver school supplies and raise funds for schools and community education groups across the country. Read More....

New Sharpie® Professional Marker Inks Title Sponsorship of Spring Busch Series Race at Bristol

Posted on November 11, 2003

Sharpie values its relationship with Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) and race fans, so much in fact, the popular brand of permanent markers today announced it has inked a three-year title sponsorship of yet another major event at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile." The "Sharpie Professional 250" is now the March stop for the Busch Grand National Series at BMS and will be headlined by the next generation product from the leader in permanent markers - the Sharpie Professional - a rugged new chisel tip marker that writes on wet and oily surfaces. Read More....

Sharpie® Metallic Teams Up With Terrell Owens To Bring Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program To San Francisco

Posted on October 14, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2003 - Nearly a year after a famous touchdown celebration, Sharpie®, the popular brand of permanent markers, is teaming up with Terrell Owens to make a permanent mark on education. Now, the national program that combines the popular markers with NFL players, kids and a fleet of silver all-terrain vehicles is scoring a touchdown in San Francisco, as the "Sharpie Metallic AUTOgraphs for Education" program visits a middle school in the Bay Area. Read More....

Sharpie® Metallic Teams Up with Rod Smith to Bring Nationwide "Autographs for Education" Program to Denver

Posted on September 16, 2003

Sharpie®, the popular brand of permanent markers recently featured in a famous touchdown celebration, is making its mark on education. Now, a national program that combines the popular markers with NFL players, kids and a fleet of silver all-terrain vehicles is scoring a touchdown in the Denver area, as the "Sharpie Metallic Autographs for Education" program visits a school in Denver. Read More....

Sharpie® Metallic Teams Up With Grant Wistrom To Bring Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program To St. Louis

Posted on September 09, 2003

ST. LOUIS - Sharpie®, the popular brand of permanent markers featured in a high profile touchdown celebration last year, is making its mark on education. Now, a national program that combines the popular markers with NFL players, kids and a fleet of silver all-terrain vehicles is scoring a touchdown in the Gateway City, as the "Sharpie Metallic Autographs for Education" program visits a school in St. Louis. Read More....

Sharpie® and Niners Terrell Owens find a silver lining and score For Alzheimer's Association

Posted on September 05, 2003

(Bellwood, Ill., September 5, 2003) - A touchdown this season by Terrell Owens of the San Francisco 49ers now counts for more than six points. Sharpie®, the popular brand of permanent markers, is pledging $500 for every touchdown the All-Pro wide receiver scores in an effort to raise money for the Alzheimers Association in Northern California/Northern Nevada. Owens, recently named the 2003 Memory Walk celebrity team chair for the association's local chapter, has been a key spokesperson promoting Alzheimer research, including testifying in front of a United States Senate Committee earlier this year. Owens' grandmother is battling the disease. Read More....

Abilene's Cindy Maxwell Takes Home $10,000 After The Sharpie® 500

Posted on September 04, 2003

(Bristol, Tenn. - September 4, 2003) - Sharpie, the popular family of permanent markers, announces that Cindy Maxwell of Abilene, Texas won $10,000 in the conclusion of the brand's national promotion, "You Could Win $1,000,000," at the Sharpie 500 in Bristol, Tenn. This was the second year that Sharpie offered the chance at $1 million. Maxwell was paired up with the No. 31 car and Robby Gordon for the potential $1 million pot. A series of challenges, including a pit collision and a torched rear gear, led Gordon to a 35th place finish at the Sharpie 500. The promotion was among the highlights of this year's race, which put the best NASCAR Winston Cup teams against the challenges of the "world's fastest half-mile." Read More....

Sharpie® Makes Bold New Mark On Nascar, Extends Partnership With Bristol Motor Speedway

Posted on August 21, 2003

(Bristol, Tenn., August 21, 2003) - Sharpie®, the popular brand of permanent markers and part of the Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) portfolio of leading brands, today announced at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) that the brand is extending its sponsorship of the NASCAR Winston Cup night race held in August, the Sharpie 500, through 2008. The announcement comes just two days before the running of the Sharpie 500 on Saturday, August 23, the third-year of the sponsorship. Read More....

Sharpie® Offers Possible $1 Million To Lucky Fan At The Sharpie 500 August 23

Posted on August 20, 2003

(Bellwood, Ill. - August 20, 2003) - Sharpie, the world's most popular brand of permanent markers, today announced the 10 semifinalists for the grand prize in its "You Could Win $1,000,000" program, one of whom will race to possibly a big payday at the Sharpie 500 in Bristol, Tennessee on August 23. The semifinalists were chosen randomly from the more than 500,000 entries in a national sweepstakes program. The program offered individuals the chance at a trip for two and tickets to Sharpie 500 and a shot a potential $1 million. This is the sweepstakes second year. Read More....

Winston Cup's Kurt Busch Quick Silver No. 97 Sharpie® Metallic Ford Returns To Site Of First 2003 Win

Posted on August 07, 2003

(Bellwood, Ill. - August 7, 2003) - It seems special Sharpie paint schemes are good luck for the Winston Cup's Kurt Busch. The Sharpie brand, the world's most popular brand of permanent marker and title sponsor of the Sharpie 500, is hoping that good fortune continues as Kurt Buschs No. 97 Ford returns to Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) sporting the Sharpie Metallic paint scheme that brought him victory in March. The special paint scheme supports the launch of the Sharpie Metallic silver marker, and makes its second Bristol appearance in 2003 and the first under the lights at the Sharpie 500 on Saturday, August 23. "We've won at Bristol two out of the last three times driving a special Sharpie paint job," said Busch. "If we can win the Sharpie 500 driving the No. 97 Sharpie Metallic Ford, that would be sweet - two wins for Sharpie at Bristol in one year." Read More....

Sharpie® Metallic Teams Up With Terrell Owens To Launch Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program

Posted on July 01, 2003

BELLWOOD, Ill., July 1, 2003 - Sharpie®, the world's most popular brand of permanent markers recently featured in a high profile touchdown celebration, is teaming up with All-Pro San Francisco 49er wide receiver Terrell Owens to support community-based education. Starting this summer, Sharpie, Owens and a fleet of metallic silver all-terrain vehicles are scoring another touchdown - this time through the "Sharpie Metallic AUTOgraphs for Education" program that supports quality learning experiences for kids. Read More....

Sharpie® Shows How to "Write Out Loud" In National Advertising Campaign

Posted on June 20, 2003

Bellwood, Ill. - June 20, 2003 - Sharpie, the world's most popular family of permanent markers and part of the Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) portfolio of businesses, is demonstrating how to "Write Out Loud" in its new television and marketing campaign unveiled today. The $7 million campaign begins on June 23 with the first of three television advertisements focused on the breakthrough new products from Sharpie markers. Read More....

Sharpie®, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Make a "Permanent Mark" on the Lives of Georgians

Posted on May 01, 2003

LAKE LANIER ISLANDS, Ga. - Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conference coaches, officials and celebrities joined nearly 200 golfers May 4-5 in the fifth annual Sharpie ACC/SEC Golf Invitational - a Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl event - to benefit the Georgia Baptist Health Care System's Mobile Unit. The charitable outing generated $12,000 for the Mobile Unit, which travels the state providing health care to disadvantaged communities. Read More....

Kurt Busch Strikes Silver On Route To Win And Raises $5,000 For Local Tennessee School

Posted on March 24, 2003

(BELLWOOD, Ill.) - Kurt Busch and the No. 97 Rubbermaid/Sharpie Ford struck "silver" at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, driving the special Sharpie Metallic Silver marker paint scheme into victory lane. While Busch leaped to second place in Winston Cup series point standings with the win at Bristol, the fans at the event helped raise $5,000 for Sullivan East High School. Read More....

NASCAR®'s Kurt Busch And Sharpie® Deliver Silver Lining To Tennessee School

Posted on March 20, 2003

(BELLWOOD, Ill. - March 20, 2003) - There's a silver lining to every story. Just ask Sullivan East High School of Bluff City, Tennessee. NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, along with the help of new Sharpie Metallic silver markers, today is delivering school supplies and kicking off a "Silver" weekend of fundraising. Read More....

Kurt Busch And #97 Rubbermaid/Sharpie® Ford Share A "Silver" Anniversary At Bristol

Posted on March 06, 2003

(Bellwood, Ill. - March 6, 2003) - An anniversary is approaching - a silver anniversary of sorts. No it's not the 25th anniversary of anything, but it is the return of Sharpie and Kurt Busch to the site of the team's first Winston Cup series win, the Food City 500. Read More....