Friday, June 11, 2010
Carling Coffing Pledges to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
(Cincinnati, Ohio) – Professional golfer Carling Coffing announced today that she will donate 5 percent of her 2010 professional golf earnings to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
In making the announcement, Coffing, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 5, said, “Diabetes has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I hope that through my successes and exposure on the golf course I can be a role model for children with diabetes and show them that all of their dreams are still achievable. This donation to the JDRF is just my first step in what I hope will be a significant role in educating and motivating those with diabetes.”
A Middletown, Ohio native and a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University, Coffing is in her third season as a professional on the Duramed Futures Tour. In her first two seasons, Coffing made the cut in over 70% of her events, with her best finish an 11th place at the Alliance Bank Classic in Syracuse, NY. While at OSU, Coffing was twice named to the Big Ten All-Conference Second Team. Prior to college, Coffing was the winner of the 2002 Ohio State High School Girls Golf Championship.
Coffing will be appearing as a contestant on the Golf Channel’s Big Break: Sandals Resorts, which will premiere June 21 at 9 p.m.
Medtronic, a leader in diabetes management solutions, will match her JDRF donation. Coffing added, “I am so pleased to be working with Medtronic and to have them match my donation. I have used a Medtronic insulin pump for a number of years and it has vastly improved the quality of my life.”
More information about Carling Coffing can be found on her official website: http://www.carlingcoffinggolf.com/.