CVS Health Charity Classic reaches $20 million in philanthropic support to Southeastern New England nonprofits since 1999

CVS Health Charity Classic reaches $20 million in philanthropic support to Southeastern New England nonprofits since 1999


WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At a celebration today (December 20, 2016) at the corporate headquarters of CVS Health, President and CEO Larry Merlo announced that the CVS Health Charity Classic has reached an important milestone a total of $20 million dollars in philanthropic support to hundreds of nonprofits in Southeastern New England since the event series’ inception in 1999. This year, the CVS Health Charity Classic donated more than $1 million dollars to nearly 100 area charities.

“The CVS Health Charity Classic has an 18-year history of supporting the meaningful work being done by nonprofits in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island,” Merlo said. “We are proud to reach this major milestone in donations made that enables us to give back to those who need it most in the areas of health care, education and social services.”

Merlo along with tournament chairperson Eileen Howard Boone and PGA Tour professionals and CVS Health Charity Classic co-chairs Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon unveiled this year’s donation to the nonprofit recipients and working charities that volunteered their time during the tournament in front of CVS Health colleagues and CVS Health Charity Classic sponsors.

Tim Wakefield, former Boston Red Sox pitcher, was on-hand to discuss how the tournament has supported the Boston Red Sox Foundation over the years.

“Support from the CVS Health Charity Classic has been instrumental in allowing us to fulfill our mission of serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across New England,” Wakefield said. “We are grateful for our partnership and look forward to continuing to work together in the future.”

In addition to the Boston Red Sox Foundation, 90 nonprofits from Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts will also benefit from the CVS Health Charity Classic, including:

  1. Adopt-a-Family
  2. After Prom Barrington, Barrington High School Parents’ Association
  3. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  4. American Diabetes Association of New England
  5. American Heart Association
  6. American Lung Association of the Northeast
  7. American National Red Cross
  8. Amos House
  9. Arthritis Foundation, New England Region, Inc.
  10. Autism Project
  11. Barrington Arts Alive!
  12. Barrington Community School
  13. Barrington Education Foundation
  14. Barrington Public Library
  15. Bayside YMCA
  16. Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
  17. BOKS, Build Our Kids Success
  18. Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket
  19. Boys & Girls Club of Taunton
  20. Boys & Girls Club of Woonsocket
  21. Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence
  22. Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island
  23. Children’s Friend
  24. Children’s Wish Group of Rhode Island
  25. Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Barrington
  26. City Year Providence
  27. College Visions
  28. Community Preparatory School
  29. Confetti Foundation
  30. Crossroads Rhode Island
  31. Day One
  32. Economic Progress Institute
  33. Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
  34. Farm Fresh Rhode Island (Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition)
  35. Friends of Barrington Senior Center, Inc
  36. Gaits of Harmony
  37. Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England
  38. Girls on the Run
  39. Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
  40. Golf Fights Cancer
  41. Golf Foundation of RI Button Hole
  42. Hasbro Children’s Hospital
  43. Highlander Charter School
  44. Hockomock Area YMCA
  45. Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
  46. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island
  47. Inspiring Minds
  48. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of RI
  49. Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
  50. Learning Center for the Deaf Inc
  51. March of Dimes
  52. Meeting Street
  53. Morgan Pressel Foundation
  54. Museum of Work and Culture
  55. Narragansett Council, Boys Scouts of America
  56. Ocean Conservancy
  57. Old Colony Habitat for Humanity
  58. Our Sisters’ School
  59. PeaceLove Foundation
  60. Plan RI
  61. Project Undercover, Inc.
  62. Providence After School Alliance (PASA)
  63. Providence Children’s Museum
  64. Resilient Kids
  65. Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  66. Rhode Island Hospital Foundation/Richard Browning Center Research Fund
  67. Rhode Island Parent Information Network
  68. Rhode Island Public Radio
  69. Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education
  70. Ronald McDonald House of Providence
  71. Salute Military Golf Association
  72. Salvation Army
  73. San Miguel Education Center
  74. Save the Bay
  75. Serve Rhode Island
  76. Sojourner House
  77. Special Olympics Rhode Island
  78. Spurwink | RI
  79. Stadium Theatre Foundation
  80. Tap In
  81. The Learning Community Charter School
  82. The Providence Center
  83. Tides Family Services
  84. URI Foundation – Golf Team
  85. Wolf School
  86. Women’s Center of Rhode Island
  87. Woonsocket Rotary Charities Foundation Inc.
  88. Woonsocket Schools
  89. Year Up
  90. Youth Pride Inc.

“Over the past 18 years, Brad and I have witnessed firsthand how much of an impact the CVS Health Charity Classic has made on hundreds of nonprofits in this region,” said Andrade. “We are incredibly thankful for the role the tournament’s success has played in improving the lives of those in our hometown community.”

The 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic, which attracts world-class golfers each year and is the largest charitable sporting event in Rhode Island, will kick off on June 18, 2017 at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I.

For photos and videos from today’s event and updates throughout the year, follow @CVSClassicGolf on Twitter and like CVS Health Charity Classic on Facebook.

About the CVS Health Charity Classic
The CVS Health Charity Classic is Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event and hosts some of the best PGA and LPGA professional golfers in the world. Funds generated by the tournament, launched in 1999, are distributed to area nonprofit organizations that provide vital funding to a range of programs serving children, families and people in transition throughout Southeastern New England.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 80 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

Media Contacts:
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CVS Health Corporate Communications
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SOURCE: CVS Health Charity Classic