United Supermarkets raises $500,000 for United Way chapters

Brown County United Way receives $5,238.00

Special to the Bulletin
From left, United Supermarkets store manager Lynn Day, Brown County United Way Executive Director Bradlee Dodds and assistant store manager Brandon Price are pictured.

Once again, the United Family raised $500,000 for United Way Chapters across its areas of operation. This includes $5,238.00 for the Brown County 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 golf.”

“We are pleased to present this check to the Brown County United Way on behalf of the United Family,” said Lynn Day, store manager for the United Supermarkets in Brownwood, Texas and President of the Brown County United Way. “We realize what a difficult year this has been for our community, agencies and for the Brown County United Way and we are glad that we have been able help.”

Brandon Price, assistant store manager, Brown County United Way board member and United Way Champion for the Brownwood United Supermarkets Store said that he appreciates the local employees for their continued generosity and support of the community during this unprecedented year.

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.