This year’s Heroes Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 24, at the Green Pond Country Club on Farmersville Road in Bethlehem Township.

The Heroes Tournament is an annual golf tournament that has raised more than $350,000 for children with cancer. It has also provided college scholarships for high school students pursing careers in law enforcement or criminal justice.

The tournament started in 1993 by Joe Douress, of Forks Township, after his 12-year-old nephew, Sean Michael Morris, died from leukemia. In 2007, Barry Bush, one of the tournament’s biggest supporters and a Newark-based FBI special agent, was killed in the line of duty. Bush’s family and Douress joined together to add the Barry L. Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund to the tournament.

In addition to providing scholarships for high school students, the tournament also raises money for the American Cancer Society, the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research and Camp Ronald, a camp for kids with cancer held each August in the Poconos.

To participate, the entry fee is $130 per person. Tee team is at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. More than 200 golfers participate every year, Douress said in a news release.

Donations can be sent to the Sean Morris Benefit at 1010 Cornwallis Drive, Easton Pa. 18040.

For more information, to register for the event or make a contribution, call Douress at 610-559-7265 or email him at The Heroes Tournament is also online at and on Facebook.