Pitching legend’s ‘Walk’ marks 14 years of Guiding Hands awareness

Randy Jones (left) is a former San Diego Padre and National League CY Young Award winner.

Randy Jones, a former San Diego Padre and National League CY Young Award winner is set to reunite once again with the Home of Guiding Hands, is holding its 14th Annual Randy Jones Run/Walk on March 2 at Crown Point Park in San Diego beginning at 8 a.m., with races kicking of at 9 a.m. Partici­pants will have the opportunity to meet and greet with Jones throughout the event. John and Tammy from “San Diego’s Morning Show” on KSON 103.7 will also join as the Masters of Ceremonies.

HGH is a nonprofit organiza­tion that provides support for people with intellectual and de­velopmental disabilities.

HGH Vice President of Op­eration Falon Leszczynski said Jones has been involved with HGH for many years.

“Our run/walk started out at Santee Lakes but in 2017 we moved it to Crown Point Park in Mission Bay due to the over­whelming attendance that we had. It is a great way for us to gather the community together and to raise awareness of our organization, including the or­ganizations that support us.”

Leszczynski said this is one event that its clients get to par­ticipate in as well.

“All participants get a medal and a run/walk t-shirt at check-in,” she said. “The walk/run is a little over 2.5 miles, so you can run, you can walk, or a combi­nation of both. But this event happens on a paved walkway that is ADA accessible. We will have many of our clients there. Randy Jones will be there throughout the duration of the event to greet people and enjoy the time.”

There will be a fun zone with friendly games, snacks, and food, she added.

Leszczynski said this is one of four major fundraisers that HGH holds each year.

“Our gala, which we are cel­ebrating our 50th gala this year on April 27 at the Pendry San Diego Hotel. This year our gala is a ‘Glitz & Glam’ theme to go along with our 50th anniversa­ry. We will be honoring our past 49 honorees who have support­ed HGH for many, many years. Then we have our Pub Crawl which will happen this summer tentatively slated for August. Then we always hold our annu­al golf tournament which will be held in the fall,” she said.

Leszczynski said this event still has sponsorship opportuni­ties.

To register, create a fund­raiser, put together a team, or support a participant visit www. randyjonesrunwalk.org.


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