CVS Health Charity Classic adds 2-day food festival to event series


WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Charity Classic on Monday announced the addition of the inaugural Crave RI to its Charity Classic event series. Crave RI will take place on the evenings of June 15 and 16 at downtown Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

“The CVS Health Charity Classic has been a staple in the southeastern New England area for the last 18 years, bringing together non-profits, professional golfers and the local community,” CVS Health Charity Classic tournament chairwoman Eileen Howard Boone said. "By adding Crave RI to the event series, even more individuals and families can take part in this great event by enjoying the Rhode Island culinary culture and helping to give back to those in need locally."

Crave RI will support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The event will see more than 80 of Rhode Island’s top restaurants and 100 beer and wine profiles will sample their products every night.

“We're excited to be a part of the CVS Health Charity Classic event series,” Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar, Matunuck Oyster Farm and Matunuck Vegetable Farm, said. "We feel as though Crave RI is a great opportunity for us to showcase Matunuck Oyster Bar's Pond to Plate concept while continuing to build on our connection with the local community and charities alike."

Daily tickets to Crave RI, which go on sale April 5, are $20 each plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office.

Since 1999, the CVS Health Charity Classic has donated more than $20 million to area nonprofits.

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