LUBBOCK (Aug. 31, 2015) — The United Family®, which operates Market Street in Dallas-Fort Worth, raised a record $350,000 for the 24th annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic golf tournament held on Aug. 30-31, including $32,000 for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Donations were presented to United Way organizations in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico at the company’s tournament charity dinner at Spirit Ranch in Lubbock on Sunday, Aug. 30. This year’s effort allowed for donations to 11 additional United Way organizations over prior years.
The tournament has raised more than $3 million for local charities since its inception in 1991. This year's proceeds were distributed to 25 United Way organizations in the communities The United Family serves.
“The Jacky Pierce Charity Classic is the cornerstone of our company’s commitment to making an impact in the communities we serve by addressing significant local issues,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “The United Way shares our emphasis on making the Dallas area a better place to live, and we are honored to support their organizations throughout Texas and New Mexico.”
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 24th annual edition was played Sunday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Aug. 31 at Lubbock Country Club.
“In addition to supporting an incredible cause, our annual golf tournament is another way for our team members to remember and honor our friend Jacky Pierce, who touched all our hearts in many ways,” added Taylor.
The 25 United Way chapters benefiting from the tournament include:
- Dallam-Hartley County United Way, Inc.
- Deaf Smith United Way
- 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 Lea County
- United Way of Abilene
- United Way of Amarillo & Canyon
- United Way of Brownwood
- United Way of Carlsbad and South Eddy County
- United Way of Chaves County
- United Way Concho Valley
- United Way of Deaf Smith County
- United Way of Denton County
- United Way of Eastern New Mexico
- United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.
- United Way of Midland
- United Way of Moore County, Inc.
- United Way of Odessa
- United Way of Otero County
- United Way Tarrant County