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Black’s Tire raises nearly $86,000 for charity

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Black’s Tire raises nearly $86,000 for charity

The 14th Annual Black's Tire & Auto Service Charity Golf Tournament raised a record $85,934 for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

Black’s Tire’s owners Ricky and Dianne Benton, along with their family, co-workers, friends and business associates worked together to make the event a huge success.

"We are proud to lend our support to the efforts of the Homes,” says Ricky Benton, owner. “The children who receive care there have a chance to better themselves.

The tournament was held Sept. 5 at Long Bay Golf Club in Longs, S.C., with 125 participants. The golf outing was part of a weekend of celebration and charitable work, as Black’s Tire and Auto Service observed its 85th anniversary.

On Sept. 6, Black’s Tire hosted a Family Day with food, games, competitions, and music at the Boys and Girls Homes of NC Farm and Exhibition Center for its employees and family, vendors, and customers and the children and staff of Boys and Girls Homes.

"This is an unbelievable gift to our children and support of our efforts for them,” says Boys and Girls Homes President/CEO Gary Faircloth. “The numbers of children living in poverty and suffering from the ills of abuse and neglect are astounding. It would be great for children if there was no need for our services but regrettably that is not the case.

"Ricky and Dianne, their family, co-workers, friends and business associates are truly great friends of the children who come to us for care. No one knows the hours and the effort that go into putting together this great event for our children but I am truly grateful for the love and support of Ricky and Dianne and everyone associated with Black's Tire & Auto Service."

The Boys and Girls Homes care for an average of 150 children a day. For more information on the organization, visit

Black's Tire is No. 30 on the MTD 100 with 35 outlets. For more information on Black’s Tire, visit

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