09/16/2015 12:52PM

Fourth annual charity golf tournament Oct. 12 in Lexington


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.