Three Great Events.

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June 21 - 25

TICKETS

TICKETS

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.

 

Tournament News

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:

 

  • Lady Antebellum Benefit Concert – Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum headlines a public benefit concert on Tuesday, June 28, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. The concert is a great way for music lovers to support the Charity Classic and its charitable focus. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com/CharityClassic all Ticketmaster outlets, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

 

  • Rocky Point 5k – A healthy way to kick-off off the three-day tournament, the CVS Health Charity Classic is once again sponsoring the Rocky Point 5k on Saturday, June 25. People are encouraged to run or walk in this USA Track and Field sanctioned event that also supports great local charities. Visit rockypoint5k.com for more information and to register.

 

  • Community Day – Make it a family affair on Sunday, June 26 with free admission. Enjoy the picturesque Rhode Island Country Club while taking in great golf and a number of other activities including interactive health & wellness stations and food trucks.

 

  • Path To Better Health – A walking path around the golf course that features interactive health and wellness stations, the Path to Better Health encourages fans to participate in fun and educational health-focused activities as they walk around the golf course at Rhode Island Country Clubs.

 

  • Charity Miles Campaign – Make exercising really count with the CVS Healthy Charity Classic Charity Miles campaign sponsored by Aon Hewitt. Fans are invited to download the Charity Miles app, designate their favorite charity, and get moving!  During the month of June, 25 cents for every mile participants walk or run and 10 cents for every mile completed on a bike will be donated to select charities. It’s a perfect app to use while participating in the Rocky Point 5k or as fans walk along the Charity Classic’s Path to Better Health.

 

  • Free Admission for Veterans and First Responders – The CVS Health Charity Classic is honoring veterans by offering complimentary admission to Rhode Island Country Club for the golf tournament for all active, reserve and retired Military Service Members and their dependents. Veterans simply present a valid Common Access Card or Retired Military Card at the gate any day throughout the three-day tournament. First responders and their families also receive free admission with a valid ID.

 

  • The Wine Pavilion by Dreaming Tree Wines – Located on the 15th green at Rhode Island Country Club, the Wine Pavilion by Dreaming Tree Wines offers first-class hospitality and amenities, including daily food and wine samplings. A great place to spend the day with friends, the pavilion offers spectacular views and a close-up look at the golf action. Spectators may upgrade their good any day ticket on-site for $25 to gain entrance to the Wine Pavilion by Dreaming Tree Wines or purchase them at the gate for $50.

 

Tickets

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.

 

 

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