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February 04, 2011 11:54 ET

Sharp® Co-Sponsors 'Game Day. Give Back' Charity Viewing Party at Graceland on Feb. 6

Hosted by Four Former and Current Shelby County and Memphis City Mayors, All Proceeds Will Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis

MAHWAH, NJ--(Marketwire - February 4, 2011) -  Sharp Electronics Corporation today announces it is co-sponsoring the "Game Day. Give Back" viewing party at Graceland to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on February 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 pm on Sunday.

"This is a very special event for fans of Elvis Presley, football and great parties, and it's all for a great cause," said Dan Wynne, Associate Vice President, Consumer and Retail Marketing, Sharp Electronics. "We're proud to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by providing our AQUOS LCD TV's to watch the big game at this event."

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 enjoy a relaxed setting with vintage-styled furnishings while watching the game on one of 10 large screen Sharp AQUOS televisions. Guest will have an opportunity to bid on two large screen AQUOS televisions 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.

Sharp is a long standing member of the Memphis community. Since 1978, Memphis has been the home for Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA), Sharp's U.S. manufacturing center. First established for the production of color TV's, SMCA is now a 160 MW capacity solar panel factory. Since coming online in 2003, the solar facility's production capacity has increased tremendously, and its manufacturing staff has tripled. The facility supplies the solar modules that power thousands of residential, governmental, commercial and utility-scale solar electricity systems throughout the country.

About Sharp
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions and 3DTVs, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Founded by late entertainer and former Miami Dolphins owner Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has become a national resource with global impact and is one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers and the only pediatric cancer research center where no child is ever turned away for a family's inability to pay. St. Jude has helped push the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20 percent in 1962 to 80 percent today. And, the survival rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has risen from just 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today thanks to the Hospital's pioneering research and care. St. Jude was ranked the No. 1 children's cancer hospital in the U.S. by U
.S. News & World Report and ranked highest in trust by Harris Interactive.

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