Welcome to “The Keko” golf tournament. Thank you to everyone for making the event a big success and so much fun! This year’s tourney marks our 5th event. We will once again be hosting the at Breakfast Hill Golf Club. They have done a great job for us and we are excited to return there once again. The tournament will be held on Friday, July 21st. Registration starts at 8AM and shotgun start promptly at 9AM.

Keko was a lifelong member of the Portsmouth community. He grew up on Lincoln Ave and first attended old Lafayette elementary school. He culminated his local education by graduating from PHS in 1986 and attending Plymouth State College. Keko was known as a great athlete throughout the seacoast area. He was the star of the baseball and basketball teams during his senior year at PHS, among other athletic accomplishments. Therefore, we are dedicating proceeds from the events held in his name towards scholarships for PHS basketball/baseball players (in addition to a scholarship fund for his niece and nephew).

This and future events will be a huge success because of Keko himself. Those who were close to him may be helping to run these events, but these events will only be successful because of the love the entire community felt for James “Keko” Morrissey. Through the trials and tribulations of life there was always one thing you could count on in Portsmouth, that was running into Keko (and probably knowing him) and getting a smile and a quick laugh. A day where you crossed paths with Keko was generally a brighter day.

We hope to see many of his friends and family at the golf tourney or future events. For those of you who do not golf or would like to stay in touch, please join “The Keko” Memorial Golf Tournament group on Facebook.