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What Is Terrell Owens Pulling Out of His Christmas Stocking? A New Sharpie® Metallic Marker, Of Course!

Dec 20, 2002

Bellwood, Ill. - Santa knows just what Terrell Owens wants for Christmas - the newest Sharpie permanent marker, the Sharpie METALLIC silver. Debuting just in time to stuff into the All-Pro San Francisco 49er's wide receiver's stocking, the revolutionary Sharpie Metallic marker is appearing in a new ad on Christmas Eve that will certainly make football fans smile. In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, Sharpie also is donating $25,000 on behalf of Owens to the Alzheimer's Association to recognize a charity that is close to Owens' heart. Owens has been an active spokesperson for the Association and recently served as the Memory Walk celebrity team chair for the Northern California/Northern Nevada Chapter.

"My now-famous end zone autograph gave Sharpie a lot of attention this year, and I'm glad we're able to come together to help an important cause," said Terrell Owens. "My grandmother is fighting Alzheimer's, so I'm grateful to Sharpie for its generosity."

Football fans will have a chance to see Owens' stuffed stocking in a new full-page color ad appearing in USA Today on Dec. 24th. Created by McCann-Erickson, the ad features a red Christmas stocking with Terrell's name on it and a Sharpie Metallic marker sticking out of the top. The ad reads, "Mr. Owens, have we got a stocking stuffer for you."

With its signature bold silver line, the Sharpie Metallic Christmas gift will allow Owens to autograph dark and difficult to mark surfaces, including footballs, helmets and photographs.

"The Sharpie Metallic marker is a perfect gift for Terrell and anyone who wants to leave a distinct mark on any surface, especially dark surfaces," said Chris Heye, vice president and general manager for Sharpie. "We recognize all of the visibility Owens has brought Sharpie recently, and this holiday season we're thrilled to team up and give back to the community through a donation to the Alzheimer's Association."

Sharpie Metallic is available where writing instruments and art products are sold, in 1-, 2- and 4-packs starting at a suggested retail price of $1.45.

For more information contact Susan Wassel at 630-481-2018, or email media.relations@sanfordcorp.com