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FIVE ELITE GOLFERS JOIN THE 2012 CVS CAREMARK CHARITY CLASSIC FIELD
New Additions Augment Already Strong Field
BARRINGTON, Rhode Island (May 22, 2012) – The CVS Caremark Charity Classic has added two more LPGA and three more Champions Tour golfers to its 2012 roster: Suzann Pettersen, Morgan Pressel, Jeff Sluman, John Cook and Jay Haas. These top-flight pros will be part of a field of 20 professional golfers who will compete in the June 17-19 charity golf tournament at Rhode Island Country Club.
Pettersen, the No. 3 ranked woman golfer in the world, has earned eight victories on the LPGA tour, including the 2007 LPGA Championship. In addition, she has played in the Solheim Cup six times in her career. Pressel, a two-time winner on the LPGA tour, returns to the CVS Caremark Charity Classic for the fourth time. Pettersen and Pressel expand the already impressive LPGA tour contingent committed to the 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic.
Six-time PGA and four-time Champions tour winner Sluman is a two-time CVS Caremark Charity Classic champion (2003, 1999). Veteran golfers Cook and Haas – who have a combined 43 career victories – bring strong play to the tournament as well.
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic uniquely offers sports enthusiasts the chance to enjoy world-class golf in a relaxed atmosphere while helping to support hundreds of New England area charities. Tournament week begins with the Pepsi Pro-Am on Sunday, June 17 followed by the two-day tournament on Monday, June 18-Tuesday, June, 19 at the Rhode Island Country Club.
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 cvscharityclassic.com for details on eligible products.
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In addition, fans can purchase a three-day pass ($60) or single, good-any-day tickets ($25) by calling 866-CVS-9441 or visiting cvscharityclassic.com for a mail-in application. 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 cvscharityclassic.com.
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 http://info.cvscaremark.com/.