The Randy Jones Invitational, founded by the former San Diego Padres pitcher to support local charity golf tournaments in their efforts to raise awareness and dollars for their cause, and Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG), which develops and manages hotel and resort properties throughout San Diego County, announced the beginning of a program that could potentially increase fundraising for hundreds of charities countywide.
As part of the agreement, all PHG entities – including Hacienda Hotel Old Town, Old Town Tequila Factory, Warner Springs Ranch Resort and Salt Creek Golf Club – will be premier sponsors of the popular annual event, which raises money for a full gamut of charities and rewards the best amateur foursome in San Diego.
“With a goal of involving as many local charities as possible, the Randy Jones Invitational is unique in that it requires teams to first play in a San Diego charity golf tournament and finish as one of their top teams to then qualify to compete in the Annual San Diego Team Championship (RJI). By requiring teams to 1st play in a charity tournament, thousands of dollars are then raised for causes throughout all of San Diego County,” said Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. President Fred Grand. “Over the years, our principals have been associated with some of the world’s top golf resorts, and we are thrilled to partner with Randy Jones in his most unique concept to raise awareness & dollars for local charities.”
Since its inception in 2014, the Randy Jones Invitational has hosted thousands of golfers representing more than 200 charities annually. This year, the Invitational’s semifinals for 1,440 golfers (360 teams) will be held January 9-26, 2017 at Woods Valley Golf Club, and the finals will be held February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rancho Bernardo Golf Resort.
As an RJI partner, all PHG entities will provide discounts and gift certificates for tournaments and finals as well as provide lunches at tournament events for the next three years. Participating Randy Jones Invitational charities will also be eligible to receive gift certificates and discounts for PHG entities for their individual golf tournaments and golfers. All of this is PHG’s own way to give back to the community and encourage even more golfers to play charity golf and raise even more dollars for local charity golf tournaments.
Again this year’s tournament winners will receive $10,000 for their charity, 2nd place will receive $2,500 and 3rd place will receive $1,000. The winning foursome will also win a Dream Trip to Play the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. They will travel in style on their own exclusive private Jet to Carmel, where they will then stay at the Amazing Pebble Beach Resort Hotel for 2 nights. If that wasn’t enough, they will also have their names etched in on the Perpetual Trophy that is on display at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.