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Randy Jones Invitational and Pacific Hospitality Group Announce Major Joint Efforts
Four PHG Entities to Support Popular Charity Golf Tournament

WSan Diego (Nov. 17, 2016) – The Randy Jones Golf Invitational, founded by the former San Diego Padres pitcher to raise money for local charity golf tournaments, 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 encourages the top teams from other charity golf tournaments to compete and raise money for their respective causes,” 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 and this most worthy fundraiser.”

Since its inception in 2014, the Randy Jones Invitational has hosted thousands of golfers representing more than 200 charities. 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 Invitational 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.  

About Pacific Hospitality Group Inc.
Founded in 1986 by William H. McWethy, Jr., Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG) has been successfully developing and managing hotel and resort properties in San Diego County and beyond for more than two decades.

Projects include the Hacienda Hotel in Old Town, a 200-room property overlooking San Diego’s historic district. PHG’s principals have been associated with world-renowned golf resorts and have assembled a team of experts with vast experience building and operating PGA rated courses and resorts, both public and private, in resort destinations such as San Diego, Palm Springs, Scottsdale and Los Cabos, Mexico. In south San Diego County PHG’s principals, through Highlands Links Golf Group, recently acquired and renovated the highly acclaimed Salt Creek Golf Club.

In 2013, PHG acquired the historic Warner Springs Ranch Resort for a multi-phase renovation. The first phase of the resort, Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club, a 6,850-yard, 18-hole, par-72 championship course surrounded by 60-year-old oak trees, reopened in November 2015.

PHG and its executives are actively involved in the community wherever they do business, and have worked together with nonprofits and other community organizations to improve the quality of life and promote business and commerce. For more information, visit http://www.phgcorp.com.

About Randy Jones Invitational
Over the past 40 years, Randy Jones, San Diego Padres and Breitbard Hall of Fame member and 1976 Cy Young Award winner, has supported and played in hundreds of charity golf events in San Diego. In 2012, he made the decision to run his own golf tournament to: 1) Involve as many local charities as possible to help them raise awareness and dollars for their own charity; and 2) Find the top amateur foursome from all of the charity golf tournaments played in San Diego.

 The Randy Jones Invitational has been a huge success with around 1,500 golfers, representing over 200 local charities, that play in Randy’s tournament each year. For more information, visit http://randyjonesinvitational.com.

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Jean Walcher/ Sandy Young                                                                                                              
J. Walcher Communications                                                                                                             
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