LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday, September 3, 2015) – Reservations are now being accepted for the fourth annual “Chipping in for Johnny” Morris Golf Tournament, set for Oct. 12, a Monday, at the University Club of Kentucky near Lexington. The scramble-format tournament will begin at noon and registration is $150 per golfer (or $600 per foursome), with 100% of proceeds going to charitable causes.
In only three years the “Chipping in for Johnny” tournament has raised some $200,000 for causes including the John Joseph Morris Trust, established to defray a portion of the rehabilitation expenses of Johnny Morris, the 26-year-old son of longtime horse industry executive Joe Morris. The younger Morris suffered paralysis in a freak accident in July 2012.
In addition to the Morris Trust, this year’s tournament also will benefit: Easter Seals Cardinal Hill, funding an adapted recreation program located in Lexington; the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries; and the Project Walk Recovery Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons with paralysis by making alternative activity-based recovery treatments available to all affected individuals regardless of that person’s financial condition.
For reservations or for information about sponsorship opportunities and donations, contact the NTRA’s Heather Brown at (866) 678-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to the John Joseph Morris Trust also can be made directly by calling Evan Ezell at Chase Bank at (859) 231-2554 or via mail at:
John Joseph Morris Trust
C/O Chase Bank
1785 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY 40504
For more information, visit www.johnmorrisgolfclassic.com.