Black's Tire 2021 Charity Golf Tournament raises $201,021 for B&GH

March 23, 2021

The 2021 Black’s Tire Service Boys & Girls Homes Charity Golf Tournament continued a 21-year tradition of supporting the nonprofit by raising $201,021.

The tournament has raised more than $1.5 million overall to serve the children and families who receive services from B&GH.

“Black’s Tire Service is our largest corporate partner and is led by the Benton family, whose passion for and commitment to the children and youth we serve is nothing short of love in action,” said B&GH President/CEO Ricky Creech. “Mr. Crowell Black, the founder of Black’s Tire, was on the original B&GH Board and helped get the Homes started in the 1950s.”

Creech went on to thank Rick and Diane Benton, their sons Ricky Jr., Ryan and Jeremy, the entire Black’s Tire Service staff team for their tireless efforts to help these children. BTS works all year at each location to help raise these needed funds. One hundred percent of the monies from the event goes to support B&GH.

“We are so proud of our Black’s Tire families and customers,” said BTS owner Ricky Benton. “2020 was tough in a lot of ways and really affected fundraising needed for the Homes. As a non-profit, they depend on donations. We are blessed to be able to put something like this together. Thanks to all the Black’s Tire customers. You help us make a difference in these children’s lives. Today we had over 220 golfers and many businesses join in to help us. Our team also works hard all year long to raise additional funds. It all starts over this week with our new fundraising effort. The work is never done as these children and situations need our support. Thanks again and God bless everyone that had a part in giving back.”

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About Black’s Tire & Auto Service

Black’s Tire & Auto Service is a family owned automotive repair and tire business headquartered in Whiteville, NC, with locations throughout North and South Carolina. For additional information, call 910-642-4123 or visit

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. B&GH offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.