CVS Health Charity Classic comes to an end after 23 years

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CVS Health Charity Classic. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The CVS Health Charity Classic is coming to an end after 23 years.

The June golf tournament brought some of the world’s top professional golfers to Rhode Island.

The Charity Classic, and events surrounding it, helped provide assistance to charitable organizations that focus on helping the community year-round.

“Over the past 23 years, the CVS Health Charity Classic has donated more than $25 million to organizations working tirelessly to support communities across Southern New England,” said CVS Health spokesperson Tara Burke.

CVS Health moved away from in-person events in 2020 due to COVID concerns, including the tournament and Crave RI food festival. A virtual fundraising campaign was held instead which raised $3 million.

The CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund, introduced last year, will replace the Charity Classic to “support organizations that are helping children and families access health care, education and social services.”

“As we transition our focus from the Charity Classic to the CVS Foundation Hometown Fund, we thank our co-hosts, Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade, our colleagues and our non-profit partners for their partnership and shared commitment to our local communities,” added Burke.

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