Randy has been a devoted athlete and sports fan all of his life.
His childhood dream of owning a baseball team became a reality in 2013 when the AA affiliate for the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies, became available for sale. Randy and Jenny pledged to reinvest in the team and make upgrades to the facilities that draw families from all across East Tennessee every season. They’ve continued to upgrade the park every year with new locker rooms, field improvements, and food and activities for fans. Now known as “America’s Friendliest BallPark,” you can find Randy and Jenny at many home games handing out signed baseballs to kids.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Randy became a Vol for Life at the age of 16 when he graduated from high school early and worked nights and weekends to pay for classes at the University of Tennessee.
Since graduating in 1979, he’s continued supporting not only academics at his alma mater, but also athletics, including football and baseball. Most recently, Randy and Jenny contributed $5.5 million to the track and field program to help the university open a state-of-the-art facility for student athletes.