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26th Annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic Donates $400,000 to United Way Affiliates

August 28, 2017 | Source: EverythingLubbock.com

The United Family presented donation gifts totaling $400,000 to 28 United Way affiliates, including $99,234 for the Lubbock Area United Way. These proceeds from the 26th annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic golf tournament, were presented to United Way organizations in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico at the company’s tournament charity dinner at The Barn at Eberley Brooks in Lubbock on Aug. 27.

This year’s tournament gift of $400,000, brings the tournament’s total funds raised to more than $4 million since its inception in 1991. This year's proceeds were distributed to 29 United Way organizations in the communities

“We are proud to host The Jacky Pierce Charity Classic for the past 26 years and strive to continue to impact the communities we serve,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “The United Way shares our vision in making Lubbock and its surrounding communities a better place to live, and we are proud to support their organizations throughout Texas and New Mexico.”

The tournament was named in honor of United Supermarkets’ longtime produce director, who guided the annual golf tournament from its infancy until losing a lengthy battle with cancer in August 2002. The tournament was renamed to honor Jacky Pierce’s memory in 2003, and the 26th annual edition was played Sunday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Aug. 28 at Lubbock Country Club and The Rawls at Texas Tech.

“Jacky Pierce touched our hearts in many ways, and this golf tournament allows our team members to honor the great man he was and continue his legacy by supporting an incredible cause,” added Taylor.

The 28 United Way chapters benefiting from the tournament include: ​

    Brown County United Way
    Graham Area United Way
    Hutchinson County United Way
    Lubbock Area United Way
    North Texas Area United Way
    Ochiltree United Way
    Pampa United Way
    Plainview Area United Way
    Scurry County United Way
    United Way of  Abilene
    United Way of Amarillo & Canyon
    Dallam-Hartley Counties United Way
    United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
    United Way of Moore County
    United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County
    United Way of Central New Mexico
    United Way of Chaves County
    United Way of Deaf Smith County
    United Way of Denton Co.
    United Way of Eastern New Mexico
    United Way of Lea County, Inc.
    United Way of Midland
    United Way of Northern New Mexico
    United Way of Odessa
    United Way of Otero County
    United Way of Santa Fe County
    United Way of the Concho Valley
    United Way Tarrant County

About The United Family
In its 101st year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 49 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and their newly-expanded distribution center in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 92 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.unitedtexas.com.

(News release from The United Family)

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