Best Western Plus Hacienda and the Old Tequila Factory have been great partners with Randy and the Randy Jones team. The hotel and restaurant are in Old Town the birth place of California, only a few blocks from where the very first US flag was flown in 1846. With beautiful views of Old Town, the San Diego Harbor and the Pacific Ocean everywhere you look while your eating and relaxing.
The partnership was started by Fred Grand, Curtis, Linda and Randy a few years ago after a series of meetings spanning over a year. Fred shared that the partnership seemed like a “win-win” because many of the customers were the same as the participants in the Invitational. The more Fred and the Hacienda team found out about the Foundation the more they wanted to be a part of it.
The Old Tequila factory hosts receptions helping charity tournaments raise more money and has been the food sponsor for the Invitational every year now, providing food for all the players and volunteers. Additionally the provide freebies to participants to help their charities raise more money and give free offers in the bags received at check in. Some of the items they give are certificates for golf and lunch at both of their golf courses Salt Creek and Warner Springs, taco bar for 10, one night stay at the Hacienda and much more.
Fred a San Diego native shared with us that his favorite part of working with the Randy Jones Invitational and Foundation, it’s the connection to Randy. He stated that seeing the association with such a good, iconic, local role model, a proud sports hero and the influences he has on younger players. With his children being fourth generation San Diegans, having a good role model is important. Associating the Hacienda with Randy and his legacy is an honor. Fred himself introduces Randy at the receptions; he said “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than introducing him at the receptions and saying that his jersey is retired”.
Thanks to the Hacienda and the Old Tequila Factory we are able to provide great food to everyone who helps put on the Invitational and all the wonderful golfers who are trying to make a difference and play for a good cause.