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The United Family, its partners and suppliers raised a record $250,000 at the 22nd annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic, held Aug. 25-26 at The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas. The tournament has raised more than $2.8 million for local charities since its inception in 1991.
A total of 14 United Way organizations which serve The United Family trade area will share in this year’s record proceeds. “The United Family is grateful for all the work United Way does in our communities,” said Matt Bumstead, co-president of The United Family and president of the United Supermarkets Community Foundation. “In contributing these resources to United Way, we are supporting their mission of creating long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues.”
Area-specific United Way representatives attended a special check presentation and celebration dinner Aug. 25 at Lubbock’s CapRock Winery.
The tournament was named in honor of Jacky Pierce, The United Family’s longtime produce director, who guided the annual golf tournament from its infancy until he passed away in August 2002. The tournament was renamed to honor his memory in 2003.
“In addition to giving back to an incredible cause, our annual golf tournament is another way for The United Family to remember and honor our friend Jacky Pierce, who touched all of our hearts in many ways,” added Bumstead.
The United Family, formerly United Supermarkets, LLC, operates 57 stores under four unique brands: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos and United Express.