WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark, along with CVS Charity Classic co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade, unveiled on Monday the field for the Charity Classic’s 10th anniversary edition.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic with such a distinguished group of the world’s top golfers,” stated Eileen Howard Dunn, tournament chairman of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic. “Most importantly, however, we’re proud to be marking the tournament’s significant philanthropic endeavors. During the past nine years the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has raised more than $10 million for New England charities dedicated to children and families.”
This year, the annual golf tournament is scheduled for June 22 to 24 at Rhode Island Country Club and will benefit numerous regional charities. It will once again draw its 20-player field from the ranks of the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours. The announced field represents three countries and includes legendary golfer and three-time Masters Champion Nick Faldo, who will be making his inaugural appearance.
Tournament week begins with the Pepsi Pro-Am on June 22 followed by the two-day tournament June 23 to 24. Participants will be competing for a purse of $1.55 million.
Beginning May 11, tickets for the event will be available free through a special promotion at CVS stores in Rhode Island as well as select locations in Massachusetts.