Gary Faircloth, President/CEO of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (second left) is all
smiles as he is presented a check by Black's Tire Service owner Ricky Benton (3rd left). This
figure represents the amount raised at the 2012 BTS Charity Golf Tournament held April 13,
2012 at Foxfire Golf and Resort. Assisting with the presentation are Benton's sons Rick Benton
II (left) and Ryan Benton (right).

Black's Tire Service Charity Golf Tournament Raises Record
$70,092.00 For Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

Ricky and Dianne Benton have an understanding of the importance of strong parenting and a
good home environment to children. After all, they reared three boys who have become
successful adults involved in the family business and they are strongly involved in the lives of
their grandchildren.

With that being said, they willingly engaged more than a decade ago in continuing the legacy of
support for Boys and Girls Homes that was begun by W. Crowell Black, the founder of their
family business, Black's Tire Service and Black's Tire and Wheel Distributors. The 2012 Black's
Tire Service Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the children served by Boys and Girls Homes of
North Carolina was held at Foxfire Golf and Resort on Friday, April 13, 2012. The tournament
was one of the several events that occurred as a part of the NASCAR "Back To The Rock"
Camping World Truck Series race weekend at the fabled Rockingham Speedway.

One hundred twenty eight players participated in the tournament. Along with the one hundred
hole sponsorships and corporate sponsors supporting Black's Tire Service efforts, a record
seventy thousand and ninety two dollars was raised for the support of the children of the Homes!
The very first golf outing raised $6,000. Since that time, including the 2012 tournament
proceeds, the Benton's and Black's Tire Service have contributed more than $419,199.00 to the
support of the children in the care of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina!

Ricky Benton said "We wouldn't be able to do this without the support of our family, our BTS
family, and our business supporters. Dianne and I appreciate the efforts and contributions of
each person or business involved in the BTS Charity Golf event. The dollars raised through
these efforts help children move beyond the issues in their lives that placed them in the care of
the Homes. It allows them the chance to work through their problems and grow into caring and
responsible adults. We are blessed to be able to be a part of this great organization and support it
in its efforts to help children in need."

Boys and Girls Homes President/CEO Gary Faircloth, who lived at the Homes during his high
school years, said "I am touched deeply by the efforts of Ricky and Dianne Benton, their family,
their Black's Tire Service family and all their supporters . I am who I am today because of Boys
and Girls Homes and I know how important the work of this agency is to the life of a child. Our
children have awesome friends in the form of Black's Tire Service and I deeply appreciate the
support, and encouragement, that comes from the gifts provided by Black's Tire Service. I
extend a very deep and heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in these gifts to the children in our

Black's Tire Service has more than thirty locations throughout North and South Carolina to serve
the tire and vehicle needs of its customers. For additional information about the company visit
its website: or telephone 910-642-4123. Boys and Girls Homes of North
Carolina, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency serving the needs of children. For information about the
Homes or how you might help visit the Homes website: