CVS Charity Classic Adds Four Big Names for June Event
FOUR ELITE PROS JOIN THE 2011 CVS CAREMARK CHARITY CLASSIC FIELD
New Additions Include LPGA Star and 2012 Ryder Cup Captain
WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island (May 19, 2011) – The 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic has added four golfing greats to its roster: Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III. These top-performing PGA and LPGA Tour pros will be part of a field of 20 professional golfers who will compete in the June 19-21 charity golf tournament at Rhode Island Country Club.
Creamer, one of the top female golfers in the world, will make her inaugural appearance at the 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic. Creamer earned her first career major and ninth LPGA victory at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open. She joins fellow LPGA players Juli Inkster and Morgan Pressel at this year's CVS Caremark Charity Classic.
Kuchar, the PGA Tour's leading money winner, is currently ranked 15th in the FedEx Cup standings. He has already posted six Top 10 finishes this season including placing third at the WCG-Accenture Match Play Championship. He continues to build on his phenomenal 2010 season which included winning the Barclays, placing second in the Bob Hope Classic and placing third in three other tournaments. This will be Kuchar's third appearance at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic.
Also joining the ranks of players committed to the 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic is 2012 Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III, a 20-time PGA Tour winner, and Zach Johnson, a seven-time PGA Tour winner including the 2007 Masters. This will be their eleventh and third CVS Caremark Charity Classic appearance respectively.
“The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is pleased to welcome Paula, Matt, Davis and Zach to Rhode Island and this great event,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Tournament Chairwoman, CVS Caremark Charity Classic. “These elite golfers are great additions to the field which features some of the top names in golf who come together to support the vital work of our nonprofit partners across the region.”
Intimate Tournament Setting
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. Tournament week begins with the Pepsi Pro-Am on Sunday, June 19 followed by the two-day tournament on Monday, June 20-Tuesday, June, 21 at the Rhode Island Country Club.
Tickets for the 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic are now on sale. 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.
Beginning May 15th, tickets for the CVS Caremark Charity Classic will be available through a special offer at CVS/pharmacy stores in Rhode Island as well as select CVS/pharmacy locations in Southeastern Massachusetts. Further details about the ticket offer will be announced soon.
Mobile Golf Club
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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. Through our integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, we are uniquely positioned to provide greater access, to engage plan participants in behaviors that improve their health, and to lower overall health care costs for plan sponsors and participants. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics. We are also a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 60,000 pharmacies, including approximately 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical expertise includes one of the industry's most comprehensive disease management programs. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's Web site at http://info.cvscaremark.com.