FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC DONATES $1 MILLION TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHARITIES PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS TOPPING THE WORLD RANKINGS COMMIT TO CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC
Tickets Remain Available for RI’s Largest Charitable Event Series Popular Event Donates Millions for Area Nonprofits
WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND (June 2, 2016) – Golf’s biggest names are coming to Rhode Island for the 2016 CVS Health Charity Classic, including three PGA TOUR and one LPGA superstars who rank among the top golfers in the world: Kevin Kisner (24th), Billy Horschel (52nd), Jason Bohn (89th) and Brooke Henderson (4th). They join an already impressive field of professionals who will come together for the June 26-28 charity golf tournament at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington.
Tickets for Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event remain available, but are expected to sell quickly. The full list of purchasing options, starting with $25 single-day tickets, can be viewed exclusively at ticketmaster.com or at cvshealthcharityclassic.com.
Kisner, now ranked 24th in the world, is making his first appearance in the tournament, which donates millions of dollars for area nonprofits. He earned his first TOUR win last November at the RSM Classic, a few weeks after recording a second-place finish at the World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions. He currently sits in 6th in the FedEx Cup rankings.
Horschel returns to the Charity Classic for a 3rd time and brings the exciting play that has earned him three top-10 finishes so far this year. This three-time TOUR champion and fan favorite is ranked 52nd in the world and 61st in the FedEx Cup standings.
LPGA golf sensation Henderson, now ranked 4th in the world, is making her debut CVS Health Charity Classic appearance. This teenage phenom is the 2015 LPGA Rookie of the Year and won her first LPGA Tour event at the Cambia Portland Classic by eight shots, the largest margin of victory on Tour in 2015. She is only the third player ever to win before her 18th birthday, joining CVS Health Charity Classic pro Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko.
Bohn, who recently suffered a heart attack after playing in the Honda Classic, also joins the CVS Health Charity Classic roster for 2016. This heart-attack survivor, who had 99 percent blockage in a major artery, is an inspiration to many. He has two PGA Tour victories as well as 30 top-10 finishes to his name and is currently ranked 44th in the FedEx Cup race.
The CVS Health Charity Classic, which has donated more than $19 million to area nonprofits since 1999, offers something for everyone including exciting new entertainment options as well as world-class golf. Here’s a look at the events taking place this June:
Single, good-any-day tickets ($25) for the 2016 CVS Health Charity Classic are now on sale at ticketmaster.com. Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult. For additional information on tickets, fans can call 866-CVS-9441 or visit cvshealthcharityclassic.com.