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Coleman Announces
Giveaway Sweepstakes Winner

The Coleman Company, Inc. Press Release - 12/03/2007

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William Finkenhagen Wins an Outdoorsman’s Fantasy of Coleman Products

Coleman’s Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes

Coleman’s Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes

WICHITA, Ks. - Coleman’s Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes featuring Danni Boatwright, Coleman outdoor ambassador and winner of “Survivor Guatemala,” has a winner. He is William Finkenhagen of Pulaski, Tenn. The sweepstakes grand prize winner – an avid outdoorsman – received an array of Coleman’s latest and greatest camping products worth more than $950. In addition to the grand prize winner, another 85 people were awarded first-, second- and third-place merchandise prizes.

Anyone 21 years of age or older was eligible to enter online at Coleman’s Web site,, or by filling out an entry form available at leading sporting goods retailers across the country. The 2007 sweepstakes concluded on July 31.

According to Shelley Young, Coleman director of brand management, the Great Gear Giveaway is designed to get people outside. “At Coleman, we’re advocates for the outdoors,” she said. “Our ‘Let’s Go Outside’ campaign is focused on getting people outside, having fun and being close to nature. We congratulate William Finkenhagen and hope he will use his outdoor treasure trove of Coleman products to enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. We hope this sweepstakes will get people thinking about all that fun they can have outdoors and inspire them to get outside more all year long.”

The Coleman Great Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes grand prize includes these Coleman® products: Weathermaster® Elite Tent; Model 5469 Propane Stove; Northstar® Propane Lantern; Electronic Radio Cooler; Queen QuickBed® Airbed with 4D pump; two Diamondback™ 30 Sleeping Bags; two Cooler Quad Chairs; Cooking Station Table; 12-Piece Enamelware Set with Cutlery; 3-Piece Family Cookset; 3-piece set of cooking utensils; Camper’s Storage Tote; Tent Kit; Cool Zephyr™ Tent Fan and a Hot Water On Demand™ Portable Water Heater.

In addition to the grand prize awarded to Finkenhagen, 10 first-place winners received a Weathermaster Elite Tent, featuring integrated lighting and Coleman’s new hinged door. Twenty-five second-place winners received a Coleman Electronic Radio Cooler, and 50 third-place winners received a Cooler Quad Chair.

Adds Young, “Be on the lookout next spring for the 2008 Coleman Great Gear Giveaway. Everyone will be invited to enter on our Web site, and in stores across the country.”

About The Coleman Company, Inc.

The Coleman Company, Inc. is an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, including its legendary lanterns, as well as stoves, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, coolers, furniture and grills. Its products are sold and used all over the world. Coleman embraces its leadership role as an advocate for the outdoors, contributing to outdoor causes and inspiring people to get outside. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, and can be found online at Consumers can contact Coleman by phone at 800-835-3278 or by e-mail at

Coleman®, Weathermaster®, Northstar® and QuickBed® are registered trademarks, and Diamondback™, Zephyr™ and Hot Water on Demand™ are trademarks of The Coleman Company, Inc.

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Java Log®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew-Cornell® and Pine Mountain®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Harmony®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain™; and Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz®, Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp®, JT®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, and Volkl®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 25,000 employees worldwide.

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