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Pulaski School Wins $5,000 Gift Certificate From Staples the Office Superstore
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 24, 1998--

Glenbrook Elementary School to Receive School Supplies and Visit From Green Bay Packers Head Coach as Winner of "Staples Coach of the Week"

Staples Inc., pioneer of the office supplies superstore industry, today announced that Glenbrook Elementary School in Pulaski, Wisc., will receive a $5,000 Staples gift certificate for school supplies as the winner in the "Staples Coach of the Week" program. The school also will be treated to a visit from Mike Holmgren, head coach of the Green Bay Packers, who was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for the game against the Tennessee Oilers on Sunday, December 20th.

Steven Slezewski submitted the winning entry. His two children attend Glenbrook Elementary School.

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 NFL team's area. The winning school receives a $5,000 Staples gift certificate along with a visit from the chosen "Coach of the Week." A school winner was drawn weekly during the NFL season through December 21st and announced every Sunday during THE NFL TODAY pre-game show on CBS. Glenbrook Elementary School is the 16th of 17 winners in the sweepstakes this year. Coach Mike Holmgren also won this award in 1996.

"Supporting education has always been a priority for Staples. We recognize that schools today are in need of basic supplies to keep their classrooms and administrative offices operating smoothly, and ultimately to successfully educate our students," said Thomas G. Stemberg, chairman and chief executive officer, Staples.

Staples, Inc. is a $6 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 over 37,000 employees serving customers through more than 900 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and contract business. More information about the company is available at

NOTE TO EDITORS: Information regarding award presentation and appearance by Mike Holmgren, coach of the Green Bay Packers to follow, when date is finalized.

     CONTACT: Staples Inc.
              Kathy Montal
              (508) 370-8727
              Glenbrook Elementary School
              Irene Hucek, Principal
              (920) 822-4209