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
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
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
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