Harrah’s Resort Southern California, a partner of the Randy Jones Foundation took some time and talked to us about past collaborated events and the relationship that has been forged over the past few years.
Everything started when four of the Harrah’s employees won one of the local golf tournaments and qualified for the Randy Jones Invitational, there they met Linda Gandy. Chatter sparked around the workplace about being interested in partnering with the Foundation.
Curtis Gandy, had participated in a poker event at Harrah’s and really enjoyed the way everything was operated and how all those involved handled themselves and the event. Linda reached out to discuss holding a charity fundraiser with a poker tournament. From there meetings were set up to discuss and all the ideas started pouring out.
The first tournament held was in March 2016,” it was a great start to a long term partnership” said Heather Jurgensen. In March, Slots and Blackjack tournaments were held, where all the buy-in were donated to the Foundation. Harrah’s has also provided discounted room rates in January and February for the participants in the Randy Jones Invitational.
The team at Harrah’s has not only been a great partner, they told us that they will be sending another foursome to participate in the upcoming Invitational and have their sights on Pebble Beach! We wish them, along with everyone else who is looking to participate the best of luck.
We are thrilled to have such great sponsors and partners. We can’t wait to see what ideas will sprout and grow in the years to come! Stay tuned for them, we are sure they will be out of the park!