Benefiting the John Michael Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund


Deadline May 13, 2024

The Morrison Family is pleased to announce the 5th Annual JOHN MICHAEL MORRISON MEMORIAL 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 at 8:00am. The event will start at WEST PLAINS Junior High School and proceed through the Westover neighborhood and finish back at the school.

John Michael was an avid long distance runner with a “team first, ALL IN” attitude. He encouraged his teammates in a Christian manner and put the best interest of his team and teammates before his own. On August 12, 2019, two days before starting his Junior year at Randall High School, he lost his life in a car accident while leaving Cross Country practice.

The Morrison Family chose to honor John Michael’s memory, character and love of running by taking his savings, last paycheck from Jorge’s and donations from family and friends and established a Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships for Senior Cross Country/Track runners who embody those same characteristics. The scholarship was originally intended for Randall High School runners but after seeing John Michael’s impact on fellow athletes outside his school, The Morrison Family opened the Scholarship to AMARILLO AREA runners as well. Thanks to the generosity of numerous family, friends and community sponsors, they’ve added multiple scholarships and awarded $71,000 in scholarships over the past 4 years to runners from Amarillo High, Boys Ranch, Bushland, Canyon, Caprock and Randall High Schools. They anticipate awarding over $30,000 again this spring.

The JMM Memorial 5K Run/Walk is the primary financial source for the SCHOLARSHIP FUND. YOUR SUPPORT will enable The Morrison Family to continue to honor John Michael’s memory and bless high school seniors who share his passion for the sport of long distance running by awarding SCHOLARSHIPS to help these athletes continue their education.

In addition to scholarships, The Morrisons are excited to announce “JOHN MICHAEL’S CLOSET”. This is a program designed to provide running shoes for Junior High & High School athletes who show an interest in running long distance but don’t have the means for the necessary equipment. Junior High & High School coaches will provide recommendations for this program and work closely with The Morrisons and the distribution process. We would LOVE to have you join us in providing this opportunity to help young athletes discover a passion and reach their potential!! Please see the SPONSORSHIP LEVEL page to indicate your support for this new program.

Show YOUR SUPPORT in carrying on JM’s memory and legacy by SPONSORING the

JMM Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Sponsorship Levels listed on the following page.

Thank you for your support!