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 Aug. 30-31, including $7,500 for the United Way of Tarrant County. 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 Colleyville 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.