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Sharpie® "Autographs for Education" Program Marks One Million Signatures, $1 Million In Supplies And Funds For Nation's Schools

Posted on December 29, 2005

Oak Brook, Ill. -- More than one million people from across the United States answered the call for autographs - for education. Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers, today announced it has reached the goal of one million signatures from teachers, parents and students in communities nationwide, resulting in $1 million in supplies and funds to schools across the country. Read More....

Dolphin Linebacker Channing Crowder Tackles Education Hosting Sharpie® "Autographs For Education" Effort

Posted on December 13, 2005

MIAMI - Dolphin Linebacker Channing Crowder tackles education efforts today, as he asks students, teachers, coaches and parents at Miami Northwestern Senior High School for their autographs as part of the Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. In exchange for the signatures, Sharpie will start the holiday early and donate $10,000 in school supplies and funds to the high school. Read More....

Future of Flight Welcomes Sharpie® "Autographs for Education" as Aviation Center Takes Off

Posted on December 07, 2005

Oak Brook, Ill., - Sharpie brings its "Autographs for Education" effort - or in this case "Autographs for Aviation Education" - as part of the Grand Opening at the Future of Flight Aviation Center December 17. During the opening month, each visitor will be asked for their autograph. In return for each signature, Sharpie will donate $1, up to $5,000, to the Future of Flight Foundation in Everett, Washington. Read More....

Local Plano Resident Crowned Sharpie® Mini Tour Champion After Winning Putting Contest

Posted on October 31, 2005

OAK BROOK, IL - Sharpie challenged golf-gurus across the country to put their best putting skills forward during the 2005 Sharpie Mini Tour. Sharpie, well-known as the autograph pen and golf ball marker of choice today announced that David Hardesty is champion of the 2005 Sharpie Mini Tour, winning an ultimate round of golf with Sharpie's Chad Campbell in Hawaii. Read More....

Bears Coach Ron Rivera Brings The Sharpie® "Autographs For Education" Program To Chicago

Posted on September 30, 2005

CHICAGO, September 30, 2005 - Bears' Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera scores for hometown education efforts today, as he asks students, teachers, coaches and parents from Francis Parkman School for their autographs as part of the Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. In exchange for the signatures, Oak Brook-based Sharpie will donate $10,000 in school supplies and funding to the elementary school. Francis Parkman earned this special event and donation because of its perfect attendance record on the first day of school earlier this month. Read More....

Country Diva Jo Dee Messina Wants Your Autograph

Posted on September 15, 2005

OAK BROOK, Ill., - September 15, 2005 - Country Music Association and Grammy award-winning music star Jo Dee Messina turns the table on her fans today, as she joins Sharpie in a nationwide search for one million autographs. In a twist on the autograph experience, Messina lends her signature purple Sharpie Retractable marker to the students at her former elementary school in Boston, requesting their autographs. In exchange for the signatures she collects, Sharpie will donate $10,000 in funding and supplies to the school district, as part of the national Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Read More....

Summer's Hottest NASCAR® Race To Play Host To World's Largest Autograph Session

Posted on August 24, 2005

OAK BROOK, Ill., The Sharpie 500 is playing host to NASCAR"s elite under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) August 27 as 10 drivers inch closer to the "Race for the Chase" in the NEXTEL® Cup Series. Before the gentlemen start their engines, Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known as the autograph pen of choice, is asking more than 165,000 spectators in the BMS grandstands for their autographs in the name of the Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. The world's largest autograph session supports Sharpie's effort to collect one million autographs in exchange for $1 million in school supplies and funds nationwide. Read More....

Sharpie® "Mini" 500 To Offer Big Action During Little Race At Bristol Motor Speedway

Posted on August 15, 2005

OAK BROOK, Ill. - The NASCAR driver's skill is tested each year at Bristol Motor Speedway's half-mile track with 36-degree banked turns and bumper-to-bumper action. But this year, Sharpie MINI is shrinking the track even more when members from NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup teams and media are being asked to put the pedal to the metal, driving remote control cars en route to $5,000 in funds and $5,000 in school supplies for the winner's charity of choice August 27. Read More....

Sharpie® Celebrates Milestone At Pro Football Hall Of Fame Approaching One Million Autographs, $1 Million In School Supplies And Funds Nationwide

Posted on August 05, 2005

OAKBROOK, Ill., August 5, 2005 Sharpie is making a stop today in Canton, Ohio, approaching the half-way mark in the effort to collect one million signatures as part of the Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Sharpie, who is now teaming up with football great Dan Dierdorf to kick off the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend, is visiting communities across the country gathering one million autographs in exchange for a $1 million-dollar pledge in supplies and funds to schools nationwide throughout 2005. Read More....

Sharpie® Mini Tour Swings Into Chicagoland For Cialis® Western Open

Posted on June 29, 2005

OAK BROOK, IL - Some golfers flex to hit the long ball, while other players seek to perfect a precision short game. But when it comes to putting - now that is a skill few can truly master. Sharpie, well-known as the autograph pen and golf ball marker of choice, today announced that the Sharpie Mini Tour is coming to the Cialis Western Open this week offering to test the putting skill of Chicagoland's golfers. Read More....

Payton Scholarship And Eddie Payton Bring Sharpie® Retractable "Autographs For Education" Program To Chicagoland

Posted on June 27, 2005

CHICAGO - Signature moves were Walter Payton's calling card. Now, Walter's brother Eddie Payton and some of football's biggest names are set to score today in honor of "Sweetness" by making their mark on education during the foundation's annual golf tournament at Schaumburg Golf Club. Payton is asking Chicago for their autographs - part of the nationwide Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Read More....

Sharpie® Seeks "Autographs For Education" At The National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on June 25, 2005

OAK BROOK, Ill. - As autograph seekers gather in Chicago this week for the 26th annual National Sports Collectors Convention, Sharpie is asking for their autographs. The well-known autograph pen of choice is enlisting the support of celebrities, professional athletes and their fans to raise one million signatures, resulting in a donation of $1 million in supplies and funds to schools nationwide. Read More....

Detroit All-Pro Kicker Jason Hanson Brings Sharpie® Retractable "Autographs For Education" Program To Detroit

Posted on June 06, 2005

Detroit, June 6, 2005 - Having already made his mark as the team's all-time leading scorer, Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is set to make his mark on education today at the Gabriel Richard School. Hanson is asking students from the Detroit-area school for their autographs - part of the nationwide Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Read More....

Sharpie® Mini Tour Seeks Putting Phenoms

Posted on May 11, 2005

OAK BROOK, IL - Some golfers flex to hit the long ball, while other players seek to perfect a precision short game. But when it comes to putting - now that is a skill few can truly master. Sharpie, well-known as the autograph pen and golf ball marker of choice, today announced the kick off of the Sharpie Mini Tour, a putting competition appearing for the first time at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and at three other PGA TOUR events throughout 2005. Read More....

Sharpie® "Mini" Takes Popular Marker Brand Anywhere

Posted on May 09, 2005

OAK BROOK - Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers and part of the Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) portfolio of leading brands, today unveiled its integrated marketing campaign featuring Sharpie "Mini" markers, a new 12-color, "pint-sized" marker series with a clip - perfect for life's "mini" moments. Read More....

Oriole Brian Roberts Brings Sharpie® Retractable "Autographs For Education" Program To Baltimore

Posted on April 20, 2005

BALTIMORE - Warm-ups start a bit earlier today for the Orioles' second baseman and leadoff hitter. Brian Roberts is asking students from Highlandtown Middle School for their autographs - part of the nationwide Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program. Well-known as the autograph pen of choice, Sharpie is enlisting the support of celebrities and professional athletes like the Orioles' Brian Roberts to appeal to people in communities across the country for their signatures. Sharpie plans to collect one million autographs this year, resulting in a donation of $1 million in school supplies and funding. Read More....

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion Kurt Busch Brings Sharpie® Retractable "Autographs for Education" Program to Bristol

Posted on March 30, 2005

OAK BROOK, Ill.- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion Kurt Busch and the No. 97 Sharpie team aim to make a mark on racing history by earning a fourth spring race victory in a row at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) April 3. Busch is also putting his autograph on education during the Food City 500, driving a special Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" paint scheme featuring the signatures of students from his former middle school in Las Vegas and students from Bristol. Read More....

Former Olympian and Amateur Wrestling Champion Has The "Write Stuff," Joins Forces With Sharpie® and Paper Mate®

Posted on March 30, 2005

OAK BROOK, Ill.- Sharpie® and Paper Mate®, highly recognized brands of writing instruments, today announced that 2000 Olympic team wrestler and two-time NCAA champion Cary Kolat will spearhead the Sharpie and Paper Mate grassroots marketing effort in amateur wrestling as its National Marketing Manager, Wrestling. In this role, Kolat will manage advertising, public relations and event marketing activities targeting the fans of youth, high school and college wrestling. Read More....

Camping Gets Creative At Bristol Motor Speedway

Posted on March 29, 2005

2004 NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Champion Kurt Busch and Fox Analyst Larry McReynolds judging Sharpie's "creative camping" contest at Bristol Motor Speedway OAK BROOK, Ill.- Nearly 100,000 fans will make the Bristol Motor Speedway campgrounds their home away from home during race week this week. This year Sharpie is challenging race fans to get creative with camping, while No. 97 Sharpie Ford driver Kurt Busch and FOX's Larry McReynolds pitch in to judge the first annual "Get Caught Camping" contest prior to the Sharpie Professional 250 Saturday. Read More....

Sharpie® Retractable Teams Up With Nextel Cup Champion Kurt Busch To Bring Nationwide "Autographs For Education" Program To Las Vegas

Posted on March 10, 2005

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas native Kurt Busch is asking for students' autographs from his former middle school today, in exchange for $10,000 in school supplies and funds to the school. Kenny C. Guinn Middle School, with its 1,300 students, is among a number of schools benefiting from Sharpie's commitment to award $1 million in supplies and funds nationally through its Sharpie Retractable "Autographs for Education" program in 2005. Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known for the autograph experience, is enlisting the support of celebrities and professional athletes like Busch to interact with schools and community-based education organizations across the country. Busch, in addition to others throughout the year, are hosting special assemblies to educate students, teachers and parents of the opportunity to vie for thousands of dollars worth of school supplies and the opportunity to contend for college scholarships. Read More....

Sharpie® joins forces with football great Howie Long to launch the 2005 Sharpie Retractable "Autographs For Education" Program

Posted on January 31, 2005

OAKBROOK Ill., January 31, 2005 - Is your autograph worth $1 million? Today, Sharpie brings the autograph experience to life, announcing a nationwide search for one million autographs in exchange for $1 million in school supplies and funds. The campaign, called Sharpie Retractable "Autographs For Education," enlists celebrities and professional athletes to inspire everyone to put their mark on education -- benefiting students, teachers, schools and community-based education organizations across the country. Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known as the autograph pen of choice, is teaming up with NFL Hall of Famer and Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster Howie Long for a super-sized program launch in Jacksonville, Fla. Read More....

Sharpie® Joins Forces With PGA Tour's Chad Campbell To Introduce Two New Tools For The Golf Bag -- Sharpie Retractable And Sharpie Mini

Posted on January 27, 2005

Oak Brook, Ill.- Sharpie, the popular brand of permanent markers widely known as the autograph pen of choice and a favorite among golfers to indelibly mark their golf ball, is teaming up with the PGA Tour's Chad Campbell to show how links lovers can ADD strokes to their game. What? "I have been using Sharpies to mark my golf ball for what seems to be my whole life," said Campbell, who along with PGA Tour's David Toms, comprise Sharpie's PGA Tour team. Both Chad and David were members of the 2004 Ryder Cup team. "But when Sharpie showed me the new Sharpie Retractable and Sharpie Mini, I have been adding more strokes to my game - marking the golf ball that is." Read More....