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ADVISORY/ New York Giants Head Coach Jim Fassel to Visit Acorn Community High School and Present School with a $5,000 Staples Gift Certificate

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WHO:        Jim Fassel, head coach of the NFC Champion New York
            Giants, and students, parents and teachers of Acorn
            Community High School of Brooklyn, N.Y.

WHAT:       Will participate in a student motivational assembly
            to celebrate his win of the "Staples Coach of the Week"
            award and a $5,000 gift certificate for school supplies
            from Staples.

WHEN:       Thursday, March 8, 2001 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:      Acorn Community High School
            561 Grand Avenue
            Brooklyn, NY
            (718) 789-2258

WHY:        Jim Fassel was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for
            the Giants victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday,
            November 26.

            Each week, NFL representatives honor one head coach whose
            team played an outstanding game. An independent judging
            organization randomly selects an entry sent in to Staples
            on behalf of an accredited K-12 school in that football
            team's area.

NOTE:       Jim Fassel, Acorn Community High School officials and
            Staples representatives will be available for interviews
            after the assembly.

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CONTACT: Staples
Vicki Hughart, (508) 253-7895