2010 CVS Caremark Charity Classic boosts nonprofits

More than $1.3 million presented to area charities

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The work of 62 nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts received a boost with support from funds generated by the 2010 CVS Caremark Charity Classic.

CVS Caremark's chairman and CEO, Tom Ryan, along with PGA Tour Professionals and CVS Caremark Charity Classic co-hosts Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon, presented more than $1.3 million to area charities at the company's customer support center headquarters.

Over the course of the tournament's 12-year history, more than $14 million has been raised to support the work being done by charities in Southeastern New England.

The CVS Caremark Charity Classic incorporated several new elements into this year's tournament, including a refreshed website and a new Twitter feed and Facebook page for fans.

A total of 62 nonprofit organizations are receiving funds raised through the CVS Caremark Charity Classic this year. Among the beneficiaries who attended the check presentation gathering were representatives from the following 20 working charities whose hundreds of volunteers were instrumental to making the tournament a success:

  • American Heart Association

  • American Red Cross of Rhode Island

  • Autism Project of Rhode Island

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence

  • Bradley Children's Hospital

  • Brain Injury Association

  • Button Hole

  • City Year Rhode Island

  • March of Dimes Rhode Island Chapter

  • Meeting Street School

  • Rhode Island Family Shelter

  • San Miguel School

  • Save The Bay

  • Serve Rhode Island

  • Sojourner House

  • Special Olympics of Rhode Island

  • Spurwink School Rhode Island

  • Teaberry Knoll Academy of Therapeutic Riding (Seekonk, Mass.)

  • The Learning Center for the Deaf (Framingham, Mass.)

  • Tides Family Services

Click here to see a local news segment about the awards.

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