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Sharpie® Supports The Today Show Toy Drive, Puts "Autograph on Education"

Posted on December 10, 2004

Bellwood, Ill., - 'Tis the season for holiday giving. To bring a crescendo to the 2004 Sharpie Retractable Autographs for Education tour, the popular brand of markers made a donation to The Today Show's 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. The toy drive provides gifts and supplies for children and teenagers across the country, including underprivileged schools. Rory Leyden, Sharpie president, was interviewed by Al Roker and appeared on the show on Thursday, December 9 to close out Sharpie's 40th anniversary year. Read More....

Sharpie® And Millions Of Fans Celebrate The Mark Of Nascar's Newest Champion

Posted on December 01, 2004

(Bellwood, Ill.) - While Kurt Busch, this year's NEXTEL Cup Champion and driver of the #97 Sharpie car, picks up NASCAR's ultimate honors in New York City Friday night, millions of fans will be "racing" to pick up their prize. Read More....

Sharpie® Retractable Teams Up With Buccaneers' Super Bowl QB Brad Johnson To Bring Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program To Tampa

Posted on November 09, 2004

Tampa, Fla. - Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known as the autograph pen of choice for celebrities, professional athletes and their fans and among the leading brands from Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) is partnering with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl quarterback Brad Johnson for the Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Tampa is the finale to the program that supports the community-based education, helping encourage quality learning experiences for kids. Read More....

Sharpie® Retractable Teams Up With Packers' Donald Driver To Bring Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program To Green Bay

Posted on October 26, 2004

GREEN BAY, WIS.- Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known as the autograph pen of choice for celebrities, professional athletes and their fans and among the leading brands from Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) is partnering with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver for the Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Green Bay is the third stop for the program that supports the community-based education, helping encourage quality -learning experiences for kids. Read More....

Sharpie® Retractable Teams Up With Seattle Seahawk Grant Wistrom To Bring Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program To Seattle

Posted on September 21, 2004

SEATTLE - Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known as the autograph pen of choice for celebrities, professional athletes and their fans and among the leading brands from Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) is partnering with Seattle Seahawk defensive end Grant Wistrom for the Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Seattle is the second stop for the program that supports the community-based education, helping encourage quality learning experiences for kids. Read More....

Sharpie's Kurt Busch And Bristol "Just Click"

Posted on August 09, 2004

(BELLWOOD, Ill.) - Kurt Busch and the No. 97 Sharpie car have been "clicking" at Bristol Motor Speedway since 2002. With team wins four out of the last five races at the track known for its high banked turns and bumper-to-bumper action, it seems fitting that Sharpie is featuring a special paint scheme for the Sharpie 500, August 28 at BMS. Emblazoned with the words "Just Click," the new look highlights Sharpie's new retractable marker family, an eight-color fine point permanent marker series that require no caps and can be operated by simply using one hand - just click and write. Read More....

Tools For School That Rule

Posted on August 01, 2004

(BELLWOOD, Ill.) - What's all the rage for the first day of school? It's not the latest digital gizmo, but a leap forward in everyday supplies - pens, pencils, markers and school boxes. Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Accent®, uni-ball®, FoohyTM, EXPO® and Eldon® today unveiled "cool tools for school" that are sure to add pizzazz to backpacks this fall. Read More....

Sharpie® "Singled-Handedly" Changes Bold, Expressive Writing In New National Marketing Campaign

Posted on July 26, 2004

(Bellwood, Ill.) -- Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers and part of the Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) portfolio of leading brands, is singled-handedly changing bold and expressive writing with the launch of its marketing campaign unveiled today. The multi-million dollar campaign that runs the end of July through August focuses on a new innovative marker series from Sharpie that may be operated using a single hand - just click and write. Read More....

Autographs Changing "Single-Handedly" After 40

Posted on July 21, 2004

(Cleveland, Ohio) - Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known as the autograph pen of choice for celebrities, professional athletes and their fans, today announced at the 25th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) in Cleveland that it's single-handedly changing bold and expressive writing - and people are taking their caps off to the idea. Read More....

College Basketball's Most Memorable Moment Nets Donation To The V Foundation For Cancer Research

Posted on March 24, 2004

BELLWOOD, Ill - Amid the frenzy of March, basketball fans across the nation have spoken by highlighting their most memorable moment in men's college basketball history. Today, Accent Highlighters announced the winning moment for its online campaign - none other than the miraculous jump shot in the 1982 University of North Carolina/Georgetown championship. Read More....

Sharpie's Campbell Makes Second Mark On PGA Tour

Posted on March 23, 2004

ORLANDO, FLA., - Chad Campbell, 29, a Sharpie sponsored golfer, came from a four-shot deficit in the final round at the Bay Hill Invitational to take his second PGA tour win in his young career. After playing with legend Arnold Palmer for the first two days of the event, Campbell went on a tear putting for birdie on every hole in the final 18. Read More....

Accent® Teams Up With The V Foundation And "Digger" Phelps To Highlight College Basketball's Most Memorable Moment

Posted on February 18, 2004

BELLWOOD, Ill. - With 13 seconds left in the semi-final game of the biggest college basketball tournament, Duke netted a pair of free throws to lead them to a 79-77 victory over UNLV in 1991. Although one of countless remarkable moments in college basketball history, is it the most memorable? For nearly 40 years, Accent Highlighters have been making their mark in schools, homes and offices across the nation, and now Accent wants sports fans to help decide which moment is worthy of being highlighted in the history books. Read More....

Sharpie® Rolls Up Sleeves, Unveils New Workhorse Marker Line

Posted on February 16, 2004

(Bellwood, Ill.) - If you want something done, do it yourself. Or simply let the professionals do it. In either case, the new marking tool from Sharpie is sure to get the job done for the weekend warrior to the skilled contractor. Read More....

Sharpie® Markers, Irwin® Industrial Tools To Co-Sponsor Kurt Busch/Rouch Racing #97 Team In 2004

Posted on January 22, 2004

(CONCORD, NC) -- Roush Racing today announced that Sharpie® Markers and IRWIN® Industrial Tools will be "co-primary" sponsors of its #97 Ford Taurus driven by Kurt Busch in the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. Both Sharpie and IRWIN Industrial Tools are brands of Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL), which has been a supporter of the team since 2001. Read More....