It has been awhile since we’ve heard from Peyton, she has been doing well since the TCS World Series in Park City, Utah. She has been enjoying some very much-needed down time. During this down time she has really just been enjoying being a kid! Currently getting some free weekends to spend time with her family, friends, some nights having sleepovers, days next to the pool and sleeping in.
Her initial plan was going to be taking a break from softball, since she has been playing year round, non-stop. She is taking the opportunity to explore what other sports she might be interested in playing. She is signed up for Volleyball! She is super excited about her season starting on September 11th and running through November 1st.
Her softball break didn’t go as planned. She went to a practice one day with a few of her friends and realized how much she missed playing already and didn’t want to take the fall season off, so she is playing both sports this fall and will be busier then ever!
She is looking for other teams to try out for, so it’s unknown what sport she’ll be apart of next. She is also looking forward to getting back to school. It’s funny, she probably would’ve gone back to school a month ago or earlier if given the choice!
We will be sure to let you know how volleyball is going along with juggling multiple sports!
Recently the Randy Jones Foundation has added to its accolades! We are happy to share that we received multiples awards and recognitions for being one of the top Nonprofits in San Diego who support military families.17 awards were given to us by multiple senators, congressmen and several other high-ranking politicians, the awards are listed below.
We are extremely honored to receive all of these and will continue to do our best to help support all our local military families. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and helped as well as those who have contributed as sponsors, without you non of this would have been possible.
Late last month Austin was taking some time with his family for a little R & R before his tournament at the Azusa Pacific University. All the extra training and hard work Austin put in paid off in the Youth American Open on the 29th.
Austin had two competitors in his bracket, he needed to win both matches in order to win first place! He fought super hard and managed to place second in his first ever tournament.
He was incredibly excited to have the opportunity to compete and is looking forward to his next tournament in late September in Los Angeles. Austin has learned a tremendous amount during this experience and already has made a plan with adjustments for his training in order to have better opportunities for victory in September.
The Ray Squad (Austins’ family) and everyone here at the Randy Jones Foundation are beyond proud of all the hard work and perseverance. Great job, we’re excited to see how well do you do in your next competition.
Thank you to everyone who showed Austin support! Keep up the good work and let’s help push him to first place!
If you enjoyed this little update on Austin, be sure to check back in with our blogs and social media to find out the latest information about all three of our scholarship recipients. Also, if you or someone you know wants the chance to be one of our next scholarship recipients, head on over to the application form and submit one! Application submissions end on December 31st!
If you are just joining the Randy Jones Foundation, recently we have been working to highlight 3 amazing student athletes that come from military families. There is Peyton, Austin and Sienna, they all compete in different athletics however all have extremely high drive, passion and intelligence. They all also happen to be the Randy Jones Foundation first scholarship recipients.
A few weeks ago we shared a story about Sienna recovery from a painful hip injury but doing everything possible to continue to push herself and not let her team down during both her CIF swim prelims and her track and field finals. Sienna also attended a Nike Track and Field Camp at Stanford University where she was able to learn a lot more about her specific events ( 400m, 800m and the 4x400m relay). It was incredible experience with many guest speakers including some Olympic athletes.
Sienna has been working extremely hard in her school work, athletics and more. We just wanted to announce that Sienna has managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA the entirety of her training for cross country, track and field, and swimming! How incredible!
We are unbelievably proud of her and know she is going to continue to impress us and everyone around her. We are happy to be a part of her journey and here to help her grow through the scholarship.
If you enjoyed this update on Sienna, be sure to check out our other blogs and find out more about Austin and Peyton. Stay tuned for more updates. Also if you or someone you know wants to have the chance to be one of our next scholarship recipients, head on over to the application form and submit an application. The application period ends December 31st.