I wish I could make stuff like this up...gosh the Carolyn Bivens years (if she makes it that long) are going to be fun. Shoot, they already have been! This is really special:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2006 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) just made possibly the biggest cut in Association history. When the 78th Annual Academy Awards Presenters Gift Bag is distributed exclusively to celebrity presenters, performers and key show executives at Sunday’s Academy Awards, the LPGA will have a gift among a myriad of top-of-the-line items that total more than $100,000.
Each gift bag, which is presented on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as a thank you to celebrity presenters and performers, will include a “These Girls Rock” themed CD case (see attached) containing a certificate redeemable for all-access, VIP treatment at any LPGA Tour event throughout the 2006 season. Additionally, each celebrity will receive a photograph and biography of an LPGA Tour star who will provide an exclusive golf lesson at the LPGA tournament of the celebrity’s choosing.
“We believe the committee chose our gift because the LPGA is one of the hottest sports properties in the world right now, and the LPGA gift is a unique offering that stands out from the spa packages, electronics and hotel trips that are traditionally included,” said LPGA Commissioner Carolyn F. Bivens. “Our product is our players, and what better way for A-list Hollywood celebrities to experience the LPGA than at a tournament and through a golf lesson with one of our stars.”
The bag is filled with a diverse range of luxurious items, putting the LPGA’s offering in the company of premier gifts of resort stays, jewelry, top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, cellular phone service, cashmere clothing and cosmetics. The 78th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jon Stewart, will air March 5 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.
In addition, six players will be in Los Angeles on Sunday night to attend some of the infamous Oscar after-parties. Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Jimin Kang, Cristie Kerr, Christina Kim and Stephanie Louden will be outfitted in designer gowns and accessories and join Bivens as VIP guests at the Oscar Rocks: US/Rolling Stone event and the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing and After-Party.