The Wills Group, a family-owned company headquartered in La Plata, raised more than $200,000 at its fifth annual Blackie Wills Golf Classic event in support of the Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund.
This year’s event took place Sept. 13 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.
The Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund is a component of the Wills Group’s community engagement efforts which are focused on helping to end childhood hunger and enhance outdoor spaces in local communities across the mid-Atlantic region.
The Wills Group raised more than $200,000 at its 5th annual Blackie Wills Golf Classic event in support of the Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund. Funds support community engagement efforts to help end childhood hunger and enhance outdoor spaces.
Since March 2020, the Wills Group has donated more than $1 million through the Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund to support regional and local food banks and nonprofit organizations as they collectively work together to address increased hunger and food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funds raised at this year’s Blackie Wills Golf Classic event will also help to support the Wills Group’s two community engagement pillars – ending childhood hunger and enhancing outdoor spaces. Both initiatives are part of the Wills Group’s ongoing commitment to work in partnership with local charitable organizations across the mid-Atlantic region to help address food insecurity and enhance and improve outdoor community spaces.
Enhancing Outdoor Spaces is a new community engagement initiative created by the Wills Group and its Dash In convenience store brand to ensure communities have access to vibrant and welcoming spaces in which to play and connect. As part of the Enhancing Outdoor Spaces initiative, the Wills Group and Dash In will work with local communities to transform outdoor spaces valued by communities such as parks, libraries and community gardens.