09/16/2015 1:52PM

Fourth annual charity golf tournament Oct. 12 in Lexington

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The fourth annual “Chipping in for Johnny” Morris Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 12, at the University Club of Kentucky near Lexington. The scramble-format tournament will begin at noon Eastern, and registration is $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome, with all proceeds going to charity.

The three prior editions of the tournament have raised a total of $200,000 for causes including the John Joseph Morris Trust, established to help cover rehabilitation expenses for Johnny Morris, the 26-year-old son of longtime horse-racing-industry executive Joe Morris who was paralyzed in a freak accident in 2012.

This year’s tournament also will benefit Easter Seals Cardinal Hill, which is funding an adapted recreation program in Lexington; the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund; and the Project Walk Recovery Foundation, a charity benefitting those with paralysis.

For reservations or information about sponsorship opportunities and donations, contact the NTRA’s Heather Brown at (866) 678-4289 or hbrown@ntra.com. Donations to the John Joseph Morris Trust can be made 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 Dr., Lexington, KY 40504. For more information, visit www.johnmorrisgolfclassic.com.