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Sharp Takes The Super Bowl To Graceland

2/04/2011 04:09:05 PM Eastern
Mahwah, N.J. - Sharp Electronics said it is the co-sponsor of the "Game Day. Give Back" viewing party at Elvis Presley's Graceland to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Feb. 6.

The event, to be hosted by Former Shelby County Mayors Bill Morris and Jim Rout, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Memphis City Mayor A.C. Wharton, will take place on the front lawn of the Graceland property and includes an auction and celebrity touch football game. The festivities start at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The big game viewing party will be held in a heated tent decorated in a style similar to Elvis' TV room at Graceland. Guests will watch the game on one of 10 large screen Sharp Aquos televisions, and guest will have an opportunity to bid on two large-screen Aquos TVs donated by Sharp.

In addition to the Super Bowl viewing and auction, attendees will be able to participate in a touch football game with former Memphis State and NFL quarterback Billy Fletcher and an all-star lineup that will reenact the games Elvis held at Graceland more than 40 years ago.

Since 1978, Memphis has been the home for Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA), Sharp's U.S. manufacturing center. It has been used for a 160MW-capacity solar-panel factory since 2003.  The facility produces solar modules for residential, governmental, commercial and utility-scale solar-electricity systems throughout the country.
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