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CVS honors veterans


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — CVS Health teamed with the NFL’s New England Patriots on Nov. 5 to provide a football skills camp for nearly 30 veterans from Massachusetts and Rhode Island at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

The camp included a Patriots-style entry onto the turf via an oversized Patriots helmet. Once the skills session began, Patriots alumni Patrick Pass, Harold Shaw and Vernon Crawford taught veterans from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs New England blocking, throwing and kicking skills, followed by an autograph session, lunch and stadium tours.

CVS Health VP of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer David Casey officially kicked off the camp and greeted the military veterans. 

“I’m incredibly proud to participate in today’s event on behalf of CVS Health,” he said. “As a former U.S. Marine, I understand the sacrifices our military members and their families make to serve our country. This is one of my favorite events because it provides such a unique experience for them. This football skills camp is one way CVS Health demonstrates its commitment to our military community from recruiting and developing military veterans and service members for our workforce, to providing charitable support to military and veteran-focused organizations.”

“CVS Health values and respects our nation’s military heroes and we’re honored to celebrate them at this event so close to Veterans Day,” added Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy for CVS Health. “This is the fourth year that we have partnered with the New England Patriots to provide this football skills camp for our local veterans. It’s a small token of thanks for their commitment to serving our country.”

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