CVS CAREMARK CHARITY CLASSIC ANNOUNCES 17th HoLE CLOSEST TO THE PIN CHARITY/PRO Pairings
Closest to the Pin Contest on Rhode Island Country Club Signature Hole to Result
in $50,000 of Charitable Donations
BARRINGTON, Rhode Island (June 16, 2011) – CVS Caremark Charity Classic co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade today announced the player-charity ties for the tournament’s new closest to pin contest to be held during the 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic, June 19-21 at Rhode Island Country Club.
New this year, the tournament has added a closest to the pin contest with a charitable twist. Each of the 20 professionals on the roster for the 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic will be paired with one of the tournament’s charity partners. Each day of the two-day tournament, the golfer whose tee shot lands closest to the pin on the 17th hole wins $25,000 for the charity for which they are playing. Fans can root for their favorite charity by cheering on the golfers.
The player-charity pairings, as announced today:
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic uniquely offers sports enthusiasts the chance to enjoy world-class golf in a relaxed atmosphere while helping to support hundreds of New England area charities.
Tickets for the CVS Caremark Charity Classic are available through a special offer at CVS/pharmacy stores in Rhode Island as well as select CVS/pharmacy locations in Southeastern Massachusetts. Visit cvscharityclassic.com for details.
In addition, fans can purchase tickets to the event. A three-day pass is $60. Single, good-any-day tickets are $25. Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult. The tournament also offers tickets to the Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine Pavilion. Open to attendees ages 21 or older, the Wine Pavilion is located between the 15th and 16th fairways along Narragansett Bay and offers daily food and wine pairings from Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and award-winning Robert Mondavi Clos Du Bois and Blackstone wines. Offering spectacular, close-up views of tournament play, tickets to the pavilion tent are $50 per day. To purchase tickets call 866-CVS-9441 or visit cvscharityclassic.com for a mail-in application.
About the CVS Caremark Charity Classic
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event and hosts some of the best PGA and LPGA professional golfers in the world. During the last 13 years, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has raised $14 million for charities around the region, providing vital funding for a variety of critical programs serving children, families and people in transition throughout Southeastern New England. For more information, visit cvscharityclassic.com.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,200 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor™ program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's website at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.