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ADVISORY/ PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: New York Giants Coach Jim Fassel to Visit Bergen Catholic High School As 'Staples Coach of the Week'
ADVISORY...for Tuesday (March 9)

    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Bergen Catholic High School to Receive a
    $5,000 Staples Gift Certificate
WHAT:    Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week"
         award with motivational speech by Coach Jim Fassel of the 
         New York Giants.

WHEN:    Tuesday, March 9, 1999
         10 am

WHERE:   Bergen Catholic High School
         1040 Oradell Avenue
         Oradell, N.J. 07649
         ph - (201) 261-1844
         Joe Fusco, Principal

WHO:     Coach Jim Fassel, New York Giants
         Bergen Catholic High School students and faculty,
         Kevin Downes and Ted Ender of Staples

DETAILS: Kevin Downes and Ted Ender from Staples will present Bergen
         Catholic High School with a $5,000 Staples gift certificate 
         as winners of the "Staples Coach of the Week" program.

         Coach Jim Fassel will address the students during the
         presentation.

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Coach Jim Fassel was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for the game played against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 13th.

The "Staples Coach of the Week" program is run in partnership with the National Football League and CBS. Each week, one head coach whose team played an outstanding game, is honored by NFL representatives. An independent judging organization randomly selects an entry sent in on behalf of an accredited K-12 school in that football team's area. The winning school receives a $5,000 gift certificate from Staples. There were 17 winners in all. Bergen Catholic High School was the fifteenth winner in the contest last year.

NOTE: Coach Jim Fassel, Bergen Catholic High School officials and Kevin Downes and Ted Ender of Staples will be available for interviews after the presentation.


     CONTACT: Staples               Bergen Catholic High School
              Mike Stenhouse        Joe Fusco, Principal
              (508) 370-8611        (201) 261-1844