The 23rd annual Heroes Golf Tournament to raise money for scholarships and cancer research will be held May 24 at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township, Pa.

An estimated 200 golfers are expected.

The golf outing raises money to fight cancer and provide scholarships for high school seniors planning careers in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Organizer Joe Douress, of Forks Township, said participants can support two great causes at one event.

“We average more than 200 golfers and net more than $20,000 each year,” he said.

Douress founded the fundraiser in 1992 as a tribute to his 12-year-old nephew, Sean Michael Morris, who died of leukemia earlier that year.

In April 2007, one of the tournament’s biggest supporters, FBI agent Barry Bush, was killed in the line of duty in Hunterdon County. To honor his friend and inspire young law enforcement professionals, Douress added the Barry L. Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund as a beneficiary of the golf tournament.

The annual outing has raised more than $350,000 since its inception, Douress said.

Beneficiaries include graduating seniors from local high schools, the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research, the American Cancer Society and Camp Ronald in the Poconos, Douress said.

Entry fees this year are $130 per person with tee times at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost includes greens fees, cart, meals, beverages and prizes.

To make a contribution, checks can be made out to the Sean Morris Benefit, c/o Joe Douress, 1010 Cornwallis Drive, Easton, PA 18040. For information, call Douress at 610-599-7265 or email