As we start 2024, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice Foundation and our amazing Golf-A-Thon Committee members are already hard at work planning for the 34th Annual Golf-A-Thon. As our only annual fundraising event, the Golf-A-Thon is incredibly important, providing the necessary funding for the VNA’s Charitable Care Program. Last year’s event brought in a record $510,000, ensuring the VNA can continue to bring the highest quality home health and hospice care to those who are underinsured and uninsured in Indian River County.

The VNA is lucky enough to have thirteen of our local golf clubs participating in this event which will be hosted by Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club! The Golf-A-Thon has not been held at Grand Harbor since 2009. Their championship golf courses combine meticulously maintained landscapes, serene surroundings and perfectly manicured greens, creating a work of art in a natural environment. The Golf-A-Thon will be played on the Harbor Course, designed by Pete Dye, which features tiered greens, undulating fairways and deep pot bunkers, which can all be traced back to the historical Scottish links-style. The course has been recognized as a certified Audubon Cooperative International Sanctuary since 2001, and it’s a beautiful example of the harmony between man-made design and the surrounding ecosystem. Playing golf on this course is a great example of “living grand.”

Troy Pare, Director of Golf and Membership Sales at Grand Harbor, has participated in the Golf-A-Thon since 2021. In his 25th year as a golf professional, Troy is still relatively new to Vero Beach, Florida, having joined the club in March 2021. Troy has been married to Kimberley Pare for 22 years and they have two sons: Hunter (17) and Logan (15). If Troy is not on the golf course, he is either on the Indian River boating or fishing, or at home doing something with the kids. Troy is a huge supporter of the VNA and our mission in the community. We are so grateful that Troy has championed the VNA through the Golf-A-Thon the last few years and that he has taken on the task of being host pro for our 2024 event!

The 34th Annual Golf-A-Thon will be held on Monday, May 6 at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club with proceeds benefiting the VNA’s Charitable Care Program. Sponsorships are now available to support your favorite golf pro. Go to or call 772-978-5568 to learn more about this unique event, and see how you can support the VNA and your club’s golf professional!