LUBBOCK — Market Street raised a record $325,000 for the 23rd annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic golf tournament Sept. 7-8, including more than $35,000 for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Donations were presented to 19 United Way organizations in West Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth at the company’s tournament charity dinner at Spirit Ranch in Lubbock on Sunday, Sept. 7.

The tournament has raised more than $2.2 million for local charities since its inception in 1991. This year's proceeds were distributed to 19 United Way organizations servicing the United Family communities.

“The United Family has always emphasized making each community we serve a better place, and we are extremely grateful for all the work United Way does in the Metroplex,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family® of stores. “The Jacky Pierce Charity Classic provides an opportunity to support the United Way mission of fostering impactful community change by addressing our most significant local issues.”

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 23rd annual edition was played Sunday, Sept. 7 and Monday, Sept. 8 at Lubbock Country Club.

“In addition to supporting an incredible cause, our annual golf tournament is another way for United to remember and honor our friend Jacky Pierce, who touched all of our hearts in many ways,” added Taylor.

The 19 United Way chapters benefiting from the tournament include:

  • Dallam-Hartley County United Way, Inc.
  • Graham Area United Way
  • Hutchinson County United Way
  • Lubbock Area United Way, Inc.
  • North Texas Area United Way
  • Ochiltree United Way
  • Pampa United Way, Inc.
  • Plainview Area United Way
  • Scurry County United Way
  • United Way of Abilene
  • United Way of Amarillo & Canyon
  • United Way Concho Valley
  • United Way of Deaf Smith County
  • United Way of Denton County
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.
  • United Way of Midland County
  • United Way of Moore County, Inc.
  • United Way of Odessa
  • United Way of Tarrant County


About Market Street

Market Street is a unique and inspiring shopping experience — the place to go for people who care about food, who want a healthier lifestyle, and who are open to fresh new food ideas. It’s the place “where everyday meets gourmet” — where guests can bring many shopping lists to one store. Market Street locations can be found in McKinney, Allen, Amarillo, Colleyville, Coppell, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lubbock (3), Plano and Wichita Falls.

About United Supermarkets, LLC

Now in its 98th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain operating in 26 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 61 retail grocery stores and 29 fuel & convenience locations under five unique brands: 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, visit