TCCH’s 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament is a Major Success


Dr. Richard Carlin’s team: Richard Carlin, Norm Boulais, Bruce Griesmer, Jerry Cook. Photo by Emily Thompson.

What’s better than watching Day 3 of the US Open Golf Championship? For almost 70 local players, it was playing 18 holes at Bent Pine Golf Club.

Golfers enjoyed an afternoon on the private course as they competed in the scramble-style tournament and ended the day with a reception in the clubhouse. The day was filled with sunshine and a nice breeze as golfers made their way around the course.

“The course was just beautiful,” says Dennis Bartholomew, Director of Business Development at TCCH. “Even after a week of rain, the course was in pristine condition. We were nervous the rain would follow us into the weekend but it turned out to be a perfect afternoon for a tournament!”

Many golfers played a round of poker as they navigated the course while, others went home with raffled baskets. Prizes were awarded to the top 3 teams in each flight as well as closest to the pin and longest drive in both men’s and women’s categories.

“We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from the community,” says Vicki Soule, CEO of TCCH. “At TCCH we do not refuse any patient due to their inability to pay. We rely heavily on local donations and fundraisers in order to provide comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and behavioral health services to all members of the community.”

“We would like to thank everyone who participated, whether they were a sponsor, player, or volunteer. Your support will help us deliver exceptional primary care and support services, and improve the quality of life for all people living in Indian River County,” says Soule.

The National Bank of Commerce, Diabetes & Endocrine Associates, Oculina Bank, Windsor Imaging, Daley and Company Real Estate, Health Choice Network, Tick Tock Accounting, Passage Island Construction, Marine Bank & Trust, HRK Medical Staffing, and Treasure Coast Title & Settlement of Vero were some of the many sponsors who supported TCCH’s fundraising efforts.

TCCH would also like to thank Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, Perkins Medical Supply, Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum, Tylander’s Office Solutions, Senior Resource Association, Planet Vero, CE Block Architect, Florida Eye Institute, Caliber Home Loans, FBC Mortgage, Don & Neda Heeter, Brennity at Vero Beach, Adam Homes, All Season’s Landscapes, New Vision Eye Center, Noel A. Hoover, EA, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, Center State Bank, and McKesson for participating as tee sign sponsors.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, TCCH opens its doors, services and hearts to all, regardless of one’s ability to pay. As Indian River’s first and only Federally Qualified Health Center, TCCH offers comprehensive primary care, including medical, dental and behavioral health services, and serves over 19,500 unduplicated patients annually with more than 70,000 face-to-face patient visits. Sliding fee discounts may be available for patients with limited resources.

To schedule an appointment at one of TCCH’s six (6) Indian River County sites, please call 772-257-8224. For additional information or appointments please refer to TCCH’s website at, TCCH’s Facebook page at or call 772-257-8224.


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