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The United Family Donates $500K During Charity Classic

The United Family Jacky Pierce Charity Classic

Lubbock, Texas-based The United Family and its vendor partners raised $500,000 for 26 nonprofits through its annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic golf tournament, which took place Aug. 27-28.  

Before the annual dinner on Sunday night, checks were presented to the 26 groups in a recognition event. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the Jacky Pierce Charity Classic golf tournament has raised more than $6 million for nonprofits across Texas and New Mexico.  

Sidney Hopper, president of The United Family, said this event continues to be a core part of United’s charitable work due to its vendor partners. He said the tournament remains special because of the funds’ impact on communities across The United Family’s trade area.  

“Making a positive impact on our communities is at the heart of our mission and, after all these years, the Jacky Pierce Charity Classic continues to be a major part of that,” Hopper said.

“The nonprofit organizations, including The United Way, who benefit from this tournament do an outstanding job of making our communities better. We know these funds will greatly impact the thousands of people they serve.” 

Named in honor of Jacky Pierce, longtime produce director for United Supermarkets, the tournament remains a place for not only charitable giving but for fellowship and community.  

“It goes without saying that this tournament would not be the same without the amazing relationships of our vendor partners,” Hopper said.

“Not only does this event support an important cause, but it also allows relationships between like-minded companies who are focused on helping their communities grow even more. That’s why it means so much to all of us.”

The United Family Jacky Pierce Charity Classic

The first round of the 32nd iteration of the Jacky Pierce Charity Classic tournament was played Aug. 27, while the remaining four rounds were played on Aug. 28. More than 600 golfers from across the country hit the links for the charity tournament over the two-day event.  

The New Mexico-based charities benefiting from the event are Thrive of Southern New Mexico, United Way of Central New Mexico, United Way of Eastern New Mexico, United Way of Northern New Mexico, United Way of Carlsbad and South Eddy County, United Way of Chaves County and United Way-Lea County.

Texas charities include Brown County United Way, Dallam-Hartley Counties United Way, the Deaf Smith United Way, the Graham Area United Way, Hutchinson County United Way, the Lubbock Area United Way, the North Texas Area United Way, the Ochiltree United Way, Scurry County United Way, United Way Abilene, United Way Amarillo & Canyon, United Way Denton County, United Way Metropolitan Dallas, United Way of Moore County, United Way of Midland, United Way of Odessa, United Way of the Concho Valley, United Way Tarrant County and Pampa United Way.

In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets LLC – d.b.a. The United Family – is a grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico.

A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family operates 98 stores under five banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics.

The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies Inc.

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