Event Series Announces 2020 Virtual Giving Campaign and Unveils 2021 Event Dates

The CVS Health Charity Classic will hold a virtual event series this year, maintaining the mission of the Charity Classic to support nonprofit partners in Southern New England. This September, members of the community will have the opportunity to lend direct support to the Charity Classic’s long tradition of giving back to the local community. The virtual campaign will include donation opportunities, an exciting silent auction and a unique Crave RI celebration recognizing the strength of the area’s culinary community.

WATCH: The WPRI 12 CVS Health Charity Classic Virtual Giving Show

“Now more than ever, we are committed to building healthier communities. The Charity Classic provides critical support to our nonprofit partners who have continued to advance their missions while working to help mitigate the impact of the pandemic,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Tournament Chairperson. “Our community’s ongoing commitment to the Charity Classic’s mission will help ensure that even though we have to be physically distant this year, our support is felt across the communities we serve.”

The 2019 CVS Health Charity Classic raised one million dollars for local charities.

New this year, community members will have access to virtually bid on more than 50 exclusive auction items including foursomes at some of Rhode Island’s most pristine private courses, at-home virtual cooking and wine tasting experiences, and sports memorabilia from top athletes including past Celebrity Pro-Am participant Tim Wakefield. The Crave RI community will participate in a seven-day celebration during which local restaurants, such as Matunuck Oyster Bar and Diego’s, will offer featured menu items for dine in or take out, and top Rhode Island brands, such as Granny Squibb’s, Gastros and The Backyard Food Company, will offer online Crave RI discounts for the community.

The Charity Classic is pleased to announce the Event Series will return in 2021, kicking off Thursday, June 24 and concluding Monday, June 28, 2021.

The CVS Health Charity Classic Virtual Auction

For the first time ever, we are bringing the excitement of our silent auction into your homes and to your mobile devices. We invite you to support our mission of charitable giving by browsing and bidding on our wide selection of auction items, as well as donating directly to our charitable fundraising efforts. 100% of all proceeds from the auction and donations go directly to our charity partners. Keep up with us for real-time updates on every item. The auction will be live until Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.

The CVS Health Charity Classic remains committed to supporting its Southern New England non-profit partners, and continues to identify opportunities to support those organizations in 2020.

Since its inception, the CVS Health Charity Classic has donated more than $23 million for Southern New England non-profit organizations that provide vital funding to a range of programs serving children and families.

WPRI 12 & FOX Providence are proud media partners of this charitable local community event again this year.

Keep tabs on this page for more information and special features leading up to the 2020 virtual event in September and the 2021 event next June.

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2019: 21st Annual CVS Health Charity Classic

The 21st annual CVS Health Charity Classic events series teed off on Thursday, June 20 and ran through Monday, June 24, drawing some of the biggest names in golf to the greens of Rhode Island Country Club.  

The charitable event series kicked off with Crave RI, a two-day food and beverage festival in downtown Providence on June 20 and 21, followed by two days of exciting golf activities.  Sunday, June 23 is Community Day with free admission to the Pepsi Celebrity Pro-Am including free parking and family fun.

WATCH: CVS Health Charity Classic Preview Show

Again this year, WPRI 12 & FOX Providence is a proud media partner of this charitable local community event. 

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 20
Crave RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday, June 21
Crave RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, June 23
Pepsi Celebrity Pro-Am – Rhode Island Country Club
8:00 AM – Gates Open

Monday, June 24
CVS Health Charity Classic – Rhode Island Country Club
8:00 AM – Gates Open

9:45 AM – First Professional Tee Time

10:45 AM – All Kids Can Three Hole Challenge (presented by Kimberly Clark)

2:45 PM – 18 Green Awards Ceremony

The CVS Health Charity Classic is one of Rhode Island’s largest charitable event series, including a golf tournament featuring some of the world’s top professional golfers and a two-day food festival highlighting local restaurants, breweries, and vineyards. Since its inception in 1999, the Charity Classic has donated more than $22 million for Southern New England nonprofit organizations that provide vital funding to a range of programs serving children and families. For additional information on the CVS Health Charity Classic, please visit www.cvshealthcharityclassic.com. Follow the Charity Classic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on the event as they happen.


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