|Red Wings Star Steve Yzerman To Visit Local Business|
|DETROIT/WESTBOROUGH, Mass.(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 1999-- |
NGS American Inc. Wins Staples "Take Your Office to Steve's Office"
Staples The Office Superstore today announced that NGS American, Inc., of St. Clair Shores, Mich., is the winner of the Staples "Take Your Office to Steve's Office" promotion. Ma. Venus Lao, who submitted the winning entry, and her fellow NGS co-workers will receive a special office visit by Steve Yzerman today at 3 p.m.
Lao, a frequent shopper at the Grosse Pointe Staples superstore,
has a unique reason to be excited about the Yzerman grand prize. Her
son, Kevin Lao, an eighth-grader at St. Clare of Montefalco School in
Grosse Pointe, recently won an award in a statewide essay contest with
his composition about his hero, Steve Yzerman, entitled "The 'C' in
Captain." Kevin wrote in his December 1998 essay, "... maybe someday,
I'll get a chance to meet him, number 19, the 'C' in Captain."
"My son is in seventh heaven," said Ms. Lao, a registered nurse
and case review specialist for NGS American. "Kevin told me never to
give up on your dreams, and today his dream will come true."
In addition to hosting Yzerman at their office, NGS American
employees will visit Steve's "office" to watch the Detroit Red Wings
take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 26th. NGS will receive 20
luxury box tickets to the game, food and beverage, and limousine
service to Joe Louis Arena. Yzerman will personally present the game
tickets, sign autographs and hand out Red Wings merchandise during his
visit to NGS American.
The Staples "Take Your Office to Steve's Office" contest was
conducted over a six week period ending March 1. Staples customers
could enter their company by completing an official entry form
available at special in-store displays at fourteen participating
Staples stores in southeastern Michigan. NGS American, Inc. was
randomly selected from among thousands of entries.
Yzerman, a perennial NHL All-Star, is first on the Red Wings in
scoring this season, and currently ranks 10th on the NHL all-time
scoring list. He is the longest serving captain in NHL history in
terms of number of games.
NGS American, Inc., founded by President William D. Alcott III in
1979, is a professional administrative services company that manages a
broad range of group health plans. With more than 300 employees in two
southeast Michigan offices, NGS administers over 100 different medical
plans covering employer groups across the US.
Staples Inc. is a $7 billion retailer of office supplies,
furniture and technology to consumers and business from home based
businesses to Fortune 50 companies in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom and Germany. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples
invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest
operator of office superstores in the world. The company has more than
42,000 employees serving customers through more than 900 office
superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business.
Staples is the naming rights partner for Los Angeles' new sports and
entertainment venue, STAPLES Center, scheduled to open in October
1999. More information can be found www.staples.com.
CONTACT: Staples Inc. Mike Stenhouse, (508)253-9766