FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC ANNOUNCES 2019 EVENT DETAILS
The event series celebrates $22 million in support to Southern New England charities
WOONSOCKET, RI (May 13, 2019) – Some of the biggest names in golf come to Rhode Island when the CVS Health Charity Classic Event Series returns June 20 – 24. The CVS Health Charity Classic continues to be the largest charitable event in Rhode Island, donating more than $22 million to nonprofits across Southern New England since 1999.
“We are proud to celebrate 21 years of giving back to the local community through the efforts of the CVS Health Charity Classic,” said Larry Merlo, President & CEO of CVS Health. “The continued dedication of our supplier partners, Crave RI partners, and the professional golfers who take time out of their season to give back is always humbling to experience.”
This year’s golf tournament format will continue the one-day style tournament featuring 18 of the nation’s top golfers. On Monday, June 24, six PGA TOUR, six PGA TOUR Champions and six LPGA Tour professionals will hit the greens of Rhode Island Country Club in teams of three. Each team will consist of one player from each respective Tour. The top two scores from each hole per team will be counted toward its final score. The team with the lowest score at the end of 18 holes will be named the Champions of the 2019 Charity Classic.
Team pairings will be released via the CVS Health Charity Classic social media platforms as the event draws closer. Follow @CVSClassicGolf to stay up to date. Golf pros joining the tournament Co-Hosts, Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade will be fan favorites Keegan Bradley, Morgan Pressel, Billy Horschel, and Lydia Ko.Newcomers Max Homa and Darren Clarke will also be competing in their first CVS Health Charity Classic.
The CVS Health Charity Classic Event Series will also include:
Single day tickets for the 2019 CVS Health Charity Classic are now on sale at ticketmaster.com/CharityClassic for $20 each. Children 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. The CVS Health Charity Classic is honoring veterans by offering complimentary admission to for all active duty, reserve and retired Military Service Members and their dependents. Veterans simply present a valid Common Access Card or Retired Military Card at the gate. First responders and their families also receive free admission with a valid ID. For additional information on tickets, fans can call 866-CVS-9441 or visit cvshealthcharityclassic.com.
About CVS Health Charity Classic
The CVS Health Charity Classic is one of Rhode Island’s largest charitable event series, including a golf tournament featuring some of the world’s top professional golfers and a two-day food festival highlighting local restaurants, breweries, and vineyards. Since its inception in 1999, the Charity Classic has donated more than $22 million for Southern New England nonprofit organizations that provide vital funding to a range of programs serving children and families. For additional information on the CVS Health Charity Classic, please visit www.cvshealthcharityclassic.com. Follow the Charity Classic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on the event as they happen.
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