JOHN MICHAEL MORRISON
MEMORIAL 5K RUN/1 Mile Walk
Benefiting the John Michael Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Morrison Family is pleased to announce the 4th Annual JOHN MICHAEL MORRISON MEMORIAL 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 at 8:00 am. The event will start at WEST PLAINS Junior High School, proceed through the Westover neighborhood, and end 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 establishing 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 across the Amarillo area, The Morrison Family opened the Scholarship up to AMARILLO AREA runners as well.
Thanks to the generosity of numerous family, friends, and community sponsors they have been able to add multiple scholarships and have awarded $39,000 in scholarships over the past 2 years to runners from Amarillo High, Bushland, Canyon, Caprock and Randall High Schools. They anticipate awarding over $30,000 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 in his passion for the sport of running by awarding SCHOLARSHIPS to help these athletes continue their education.
Show YOUR SUPPORT in carrying on JM’s memory by SPONSORING the JMM Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Sponsorship Levels are listed on the next page. THANK YOU!!!!!
The John Michael Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3. All contributions are tax-deductible.