The annual charity golf tournament will be held for the 15th consecutive year at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington on June 24-25.
Some of the golf greats who will play in this June’s CVS Caremark Charity Classic were unveiled Monday at a press conference in Providence. Professional golfers Brad Faxon of Barrington and Billy Andrade of Bristol, founders and co-hosts of the tournament, did the unveiling for the 15th annual event. It runs June 24-25 at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington with the Pepsi Pro-Am set for the Sunday (June 23) before the start. Headlining the event are PGA TOUR stars Bubba Watson, a Masters winner; Rickie Fowler, and Steve Stricker. Watson, who won the event with partner Camilo Villegas in 2008, returns for his third tournament appearance. Known for his long drives, he has earned four PGA TOUR victories, including the 2012 Masters…
The golf tournament held each summer at the RI Country Club distributed $1.2 million in funds to 77 organizations across southern New England this year.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Seventy-seven area nonprofit organizations -- including four from East Providence -- got a welcome holiday boost last week as they received funds generated from the CVS Caremark Charity Classic in Barrington. The tournament, Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event, raised $1.2 million this year for charities across Southern New England, bringing the total funds raised since its inception to more than $16 million. The East Providence organizations receiving funds: Present to award the funds raised by this year’s tournament – which draws some of the world’s best PGA and LPGA golfers to Barrington each summer – were CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry Merlo and PGA tour professionals/CVS Caremark Charity Classic co-hosts Billy …