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Local United Way receives ‘golf-less’ donation

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Pictured are, from left: David Swinconos, Albertsons Store Director #691; Laura Weathers and Sherry Mumford with the United Way; and Marty George, Albertsons Store Director #690. (Submitted Photo)

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Once again, the United Family raised $500,000 for United Way chapters and other organizations across its areas of operation. This includes $8,875 for the United Way of Chaves County.

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 Aug. 29-30.

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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. With headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 95 stores. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons LLC.