Despite COVID-19, The United Family raises $500,000 for United Way chapters 

Pampa United Way Receives $4,729

LUBBOCK, Texas — Once again, the United Family raised $500,000 for United Way chapters across it’s areas of operation. This includes $__4,729.00___ for the Pampa United Way. 

These funds are typically raised as part of the annual Jacky Pierce Charity Classic; however, due to COVID-19, the annual charity tournament went “golf-less.” Through the combined effort of The United Family team members and vendor partners, each of the 28 organizations received the same donation as in 2019.

Since its inception in 1991, the tournament has raised more than $5 million for local charities. Even without the tournament this year, the 28 United Way organizations will be receiving much needed funds. 

“Even under very unique and challenging circumstances, we were able to pull off something pretty special this year,” said Matt Corbin, marketing director for the United Family and JPCC chairman. “The tenacity of this organization and their vendor partners to roll up their sleeves and ensure the United Way agencies depending on them were not disappointed was amazing to see. The tournament went on – even without the golf.”

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 while 2020’s tournament was canceled, the United Family expects to launch the 30th annual tournament August 29-30, 2021. 

About The United Family®: In its 104th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based 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 currently operates 95 stores under five unique banners: 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, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.

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