Still Time To Sign Up For Morris Tournament


It's not too late to sign up for the inaugural Jack Morris Memorial Payson High School Football Booster Club Golf Tournament to be played June 19 at Payson Golf Course.

The tournament, which is open to all amateur golfers, tees off at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.

The entry fee is $85 per player which includes green fees, cart, food and prize money.

Prizes will include closest-to-the-pin awards on all par-3 holes, longest drive in the fairways and a hole-in-one prize on a pre-selected hole.

Proceeds from the benefit will be donated to the booster club and to an annual college scholarship fund in the memory of Morris.

Morris, the Longhorns' offensive/defensive line coach and a member of the 1986 PHS team that reached the state championship, died Feb. 23 of complications from a stroke he suffered days earlier. Morris was 34.

The booster club uses the money raised to purchase much needed team items that are not available in the strapped-tight athletic budget.

The benefit tournament is sponsored by booster club member Gary Cordell of Touchdown Sales and the golf committee.

Payson High School football coach Jerry Rhoades thanked Cordell for spearheading the drive to establish the memorial tournament.

In addition to accepting players for the tournament, the golf committee is searching for more event sponsors.

All donations are tax deductible and a tax ID number is available.

For more information call Cordell at (928) 474-2111. Entry forms are available at the Payson Roundup located at 708 N. Beeline Highway.

Wrestling benefit dinner

A benefit Mexican dinner is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, in the PHS cafeteria. The menu includes green chile burrito, Spanish rice, beans, chips and salsa, prepared by Jackie Lee.

The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are available from any Longhorn wrestler or coach. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.

All proceeds from the meal will be used to help defray upcoming camp expenses.

Rec center to open

The Payson Youth Recreation Program will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, June 14 to July 16. Youngsters who have completed fourth through 10th grades are eligible to participate free of charge.

Indoor games available at the center are basketball, volleyball, table tennis, bumper pool, air hockey, basketball and a host of other activities. Outdoor games also can be played.

Supervisors include Will Dunman, Carol Hayes, Jennifer Plumb, Darrin Grover and Jill Dendy.

For more information, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

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