Randy has been a devoted athlete and sports fan all of his life.
SMOKIES RETURNING TO KNOXVILLE
Randy has led the effort to build a new multi-use stadium in Downtown Knoxville.
With the stadium facilities and a public plaza as a gathering place, it is anticipated the stadium can host hundreds of events a year. GEM’s private development has attracted residential projects with restaurants and other entertainment and commercial uses. The project is expected to generate more than 3,000 local jobs.
Construction is underway and is anticipated to open in March 2025.
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.