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Staples, Inc. will present Marion House with $25,000 on behalf of Green Bay Packers Coach Mike Sherman as part of his win of the 2002 Staples NFL Coach of the Year award. The presentation will be held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Marion House located at 840 N. Taylor Street in Green Bay.<p>

Coach Sherman will join Staples Regional Vice President Bob Wolfe, District Manager Paul Dugan along with the staff and residents of Marion House at the ceremony.

As part of the Staples NFL Coach of the Year program, Staples and the NFL make a charitable contribution of $25,000 on behalf to the winning coach's charity of choice. Coach Sherman and his wife, Karen, are proud supporters and volunteers of Marion House, a licensed group home for pregnant and parenting teens and their babies.

"We are extremely grateful that Coach Sherman would choose our organization to receive the donation from Staples," said Monica Zindler, Administrator and Founder of Marion House. "Marion House is committed to providing adolescent mothers all the support they need to raise their children independently. Donations such as this keep the program running."

The Staples Coach of the Year is selected solely by the fans, who cast more than 174,000 votes in the online balloting this season. The award complements the Staples Coach of the Week program that honors an NFL head coach each week for an outstanding game during the regular season.

In conjunction with this recognition, a local school in that coach's region is randomly selected from entries to receive $5,000 from Staples to purchase school supplies and a visit from the NFL head coach. The Staples Coach of the Week program has donated more than $500,000 in school supplies to schools nationwide over the past seven years.

Staples, Inc. is an $11 billion retailer of office supplies, business services, furniture and technology.

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