Paula Cramer aka 'Pink Panther' To Share Life Lessons With Local Students Monday - updated

Paula Creamer to Talk with Queen of Apostles Students and

Tee It Up in a Long-Drive Contest with Students


* Paula Creamer, defending Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic resented
by Kroger champion. Paula is known as the "Pink Panther" on the Ladies
Professional Golf Association tour for her pink outfits and equipment.
* The original PINK PANTHER T & C, Owens Corning's official
representative, will make a special guest appearance and assist the other
"Pink Panther."
* Central City Ministry elementary school students at Queen of
Apostles school will double as Creamer's audience as well as her
challengers. Central City Ministry is one of the children's charities to
benefit from this year's JFOCC.


Prior to Media Day for the JFOCC, Paula will visit with students at Queen of
Apostles Elementary School and share her thoughts on the importance of
balancing sports and education in their lives. She will touch on how the
students can enhance their confidence, self-esteem and core values during
their lifetimes.

In keeping with the JFOCC's official theme of "Teeing it up 25 years for
Charity," Creamer will tee up and drive a special pink practice golf ball.
Students will tee it up with similar balls and see who can come closest to
the champ's drive.


Monday, May 11, 10:30 a.m.


Queen of Apostles School, 235 Courtland Ave.

Teeing It Up 25 Years For Charity

Paula Creamer Shares Life Lessons with Queen of Apostles Students

Toledo, Ohio – “Teeing it up” is a common phrase on the golf course, and that is exactly what the “Pink Panther” did today for and with students at Queen of Apostles Elementary School, Toledo.

Paula Creamer, defending champion of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger, spent this morning with students at Queen of Apostles School. Because of her love for all things pink including attire and golf equipment, Creamer was nicknamed “the Pink Panther” by a friend. The name stuck.

Creamer was in town to participate in Media Day in advance of the 25th anniversary edition of the JFOCC, which has adopted the theme, “Teeing it up 25 years for Charity.”

Also accompanying Creamer was the original PINK PANTHER™ & ©, Owens Corning’s mascot. The mascot and the students listened intently as the 22-year-old Creamer impressed on the audience the importance in striking a balance in their lives between education and sports.

“I’ve been blessed with athletic ability,” Creamer said. “I’ve worked hard to get where I am. Few people are as lucky as me. But, you can all be champions by staying in school, studying hard and getting an education that will prepare you to earn a good living after you graduate.”

Following her remarks in the gym at the south-end Toledo school, Creamer, the Pink Panther mascot and the students went outside and got in a little “tee time.”

Students lined up to put some of Creamer’s encouraging words into action. They took turns teeing up a plastic practice golf ball with Paula there to guide them. The goal? Seeing who could drive their ball closest to Paula’s shot.

When the dust and all of the flying golf balls had settled, two students’ drives were the closest. Each received an autographed, stuffed PINK PANTHER, compliments of Owens Corning. The winners were Queen of Apostles students, Elisia Torres, a sixth grader, and Larry Augustine, a seventh grader.

Creamer set a JFOCC tournament record last year when she posted a 60 in the first round, which was also her career low. Creamer, who grew up in Pleasanton, California, has been a golf professional since 2005, the same year she graduated from high school. To date, she has won eight Ladies Professional Golf Association tournaments and nearly $6 million in prize money.

Queen of Apostles School is part of the Central City Ministry, which is one of the 12 children’s charities benefiting from the 2009 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger taking place June 29- July 5 at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania.

Owens Corning is the title sponsor for the JFOCC and has been since 2004. The firm has been a sponsor of the tournament since 1986.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500 Company for 55 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $6 billion in 2008 and about 16,500 employees in 30 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at

About the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger

The Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger is in its 25th year and is a regular stop on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. Typically held in early July at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, the JFOCC has donated more than $6.2 million to more than 110 children’s charities in Northwest Ohio. The tournament has grown into the largest sporting event in the area with more than 70,000 people attending annually.

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I saw Paula Creamer play last year at the Jamie Farr Classic. Pretty impressive. And I love the whole "pink" thing she's got going on...

Pink Slip

Not to mention she's hot as a 2 dollar pistol.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

We can agree on that!

Pink Slip

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