Giving Back Magazine January 2018 - Page 64

Community TAKE STRIDES TOWARDS INDEPENDANCE Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence 5K F or the past 8 years, Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) and Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, Randy Jones, have partnered to make inde- pendence possible for people with develop- mental disabilities. On February 17th, HGH and Jones, who has been an integral part of the San Diego commu- nity since winning baseball’s highest pitching honor, will once again join forces for the 8th Annual Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence 5K. In 1976, Randy Jones was named the National League Cy Young Award winner for his pitching abilities and has become a beloved San Diegan ever since. Jones came to be involved with HGH soon after, when he was shopping for ice plant for his new home. At this time, HGH had a campus in Lakeside and 64 GBSAN.COM | JANUARY 2018 Randy Jones with friends at the run