United Family raises $250,000 for United Way - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

United Family raises $250,000 for United Way

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.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Family suing for more than $1 million after July fatal crash

    Family suing for more than $1 million after July fatal crash

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:04:45 GMT
    Source: KCBD GraphicSource: KCBD Graphic

    A lawsuit has been filed against TxDOT, Helena Chemical Company, and Wesley Wright after H.V. Newman was killed in a crash on July 27, 2017. His vehicle was t-boned by a truck driven by Helena Chemical Company employee Wesley Wright. The crash happened at the intersection of FM 179 and FM 2641, where the lawsuit claims TxDOT removed a stop sign and failed to put up a temporary stop sign. 

    A lawsuit has been filed against TxDOT, Helena Chemical Company, and Wesley Wright after H.V. Newman was killed in a crash on July 27, 2017. His vehicle was t-boned by a truck driven by Helena Chemical Company employee Wesley Wright. The crash happened at the intersection of FM 179 and FM 2641, where the lawsuit claims TxDOT removed a stop sign and failed to put up a temporary stop sign. 

  • Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

    Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-08-21 14:11:25 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:22:58 GMT

    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

  • Search underway for missing sailors; Navy chief orders probe

    Search underway for missing sailors; Navy chief orders probe

    Monday, August 21 2017 2:41 AM EDT2017-08-21 06:41:19 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:22:39 GMT

    American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker.

    American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker.

Powered by Frankly