CVS Caremark Charity Classic Unveils Closest to the Pin Charity/Pro Pairings



17th Hole Closest to the Pin Contest Scores for Charity

Sunday’s Pepsi Pro-Am Features a Dozen Main Field Players


BARRINGTON, Rhode Island (June 14, 2012) – CVS Caremark Charity Classic co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade today announced the player-charity match-ups for the tournament’s closest to pin contest to be held during the 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic, June 17-19 at Rhode Island Country Club.    

The tournament’s unique charitable closest to the pin contest pairs each of the 20 professionals on the roster with one of the tournament’s charity partners.  Each day of the two-day tournament, the golfer whose tee shot lands closest to the pin on the 17th hole wins $25,000 for the charity for which they are playing. Fans can root for their favorite charity by cheering on the golfers. 

The player-charity pairings are: 

  • Billy Andrade will be playing for Special Olympics Rhode Island
  • Mark Calcavecchia will be playing for City Year Rhode Island
  • John Cook will be playing for the Arthritis Foundation
  • Brad Faxon will be playing for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence
  • Fred Funk will be playing for the Sojourner House
  • Jay Haas will be playing for Rhode Island Family Shelter
  • Juli Inkster will be playing for the Autism Project
  • Peter Jacobsen will be playing for Button Hole
  • Cristie Kerr will be playing for Tides Family Services
  • Brittany Lincicome will be playing for Serve RI
  • Lorena Ochoa will be playing for Meeting Street
  • Corey Pavin will be playing for Youth Pride, Inc. 
  • Suzann Pettersen will be playing for Children’s Wishes
  • Morgan Pressel will be playing for Bradley Hospital
  • Jeff Sluman will be playing for The Learning Center for the Deaf
  • Annika Sorenstam will be playing for the American Heart Association
  • Lexi Thompson will be playing for  the Red Cross
  • Yani Tseng will be playing for Highlander School
  • Dana Quigley will be playing for  the Brain Injury Association
  • Brett Quigley will be playing for Spurwink Rhode Island 

Pepsi Pro-Am

Kicking off the 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic is the annual Pepsi Pro-Am on Sunday, June 17th.  A dozen of the tournament’s main field players will be on hand participating in the Pepsi Pro-Am which features a shotgun start at both 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Professional players scheduled to play in the popular Pepsi Pro-Am include, among others, Billy Andrade, Brad Faxon, Mark Calcavecchia, Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, Brett Quigley, Dana Quigley, Jeff Sluman, Lexi Thompson and Yani Tseng.  Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders is also slated to play.  For a full list of Pepsi Pro-Am players, click here.



Tickets for the 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic are available through a special offer at CVS/pharmacy stores in Rhode Island as well as select CVS/pharmacy locations in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Fans can purchase select products to receive a voucher good for one good-any-day ticket.  Visit for details on eligible products.

In addition, fans can purchase a three-day pass ($60) or single, good-any-day tickets ($25) by calling 866-CVS-944.  Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult.  The tournament also offers tickets to the Wine Pavilion presented by Robert Mondavi Private Selection.  Open to attendees ages 21 or older, the Wine Pavilion is located between the 16th and 17th fairways along Narragansett Bay and offers daily food and wine samplings provided by 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. 


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 14 years, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has raised $15 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


About CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor™ program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's website at



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