Health First Golf Classic Benefits Nursing Education

By  //  September 18, 2012

Event Set For Sept. 22

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – The Health First Foundation will again host this year’s Health First Golf Classic charitable event — an 18-hole tournament with two course options set for  Sept. 22.

This year's Health First Golf Classic will be played Sept. 22 at Duran Country Club in Viera and at Suntree Country Club. (Shutterstock image)

This year’s event will take place at Suntree Country Club and Duran Golf Club in Viera.

Tournament proceeds will be dedicated to the recently established Means/Garrison Endowment for Nursing Excellence—to provide nurses with educational scholarships to improve their knowledge, skills and help them keep up-to-date on ever-changing innovations in medical care.

The Endowment honors the commitment of retired Health First Founders—Mike Means and Larry Garrison —to Nursing education and training.

Community support for the fund will benefit Health First’s Nursing teams of more than 2,000 highly skilled compassionate caregivers providing excellent care.

Chairing this year’s tournament is Barry Richardson, President of Rivertree Builders in Suntree and a member of the Health First Foundation’s Board of Directors. He will be assisted by event Vice Chair Terry Gabbard, an associate vice president and branch manager for Florida Business Bank.

Health First Tournament Volunteers include Victoria Butler, Jeff Cody, Patricia Gillen, Chris Gross, Steve Johnson, Liz Lenza, Mo Michel, Yuri Mykoo, Mike Renfro, Matt Richter, Jim Ridenour, Julie Sanchez, Doug and Mary Sharpe, Denise Song, Mindy Thompson and Susan Weibert.

The tournament offers a ‘Scramble’ format, allowing each team to count only the best shots.

“It’s a format that allows novice golfers to play and have fun as well as those more experienced with the game,“ Richardson said. “We want everyone to feel welcome and to come enjoy the day while supporting this great cause.”

To add to the enjoyment, the tournament will offer a variety of games and contests, including chances to win cash and other prizes, including sports equipment, golf outings, and more. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place teams finishing each course.

Participants will be given their choice of courses on a first-come, first-choice basis.

For sponsorship information, and details on registering, call the Health First Foundation at 321-434-7353 or complete an online Registration Form at