Provided by The United Family
The United Family™, their partners and suppliers raised a record $250,000 – including $88,393 for Lubbock Area United Way (LAUW) – at the 22nd annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic Aug. 25-26 at The Rawls Course.
The tournament has now 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 – including LAUW – will share in this year's record proceeds. Funds were awarded on a percentage basis according to store sales in the region served by each United Way.
"The United Family is grateful for all the work the Lubbock Area United Way does in our community," 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."
LAUW representatives Glenn Cochran, Amy Berry and Brad Moran accepted the check at a special celebration dinner Aug. 25 at Lubbock's CapRock Winery.
Additional United Way chapters benefiting from the tournament include: United Way of Abilene; United Way of Amarillo & Canyon; Dallam-Hartley Counties United Way, Dalhart; Graham Area United Way; Hutchinson County United Way, Borger; United Way of Moore County, Dumas; North Texas Area United Way, Wichita Falls; Ochiltree United Way, Perryton; Pampa United Way; Plainview Area United Way; Scurry County United Way, Snyder; United Way of Tarrant County, Fort Worth and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
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 losing a lengthy battle with cancer 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.