The Blackie Wills Golf Classic event raises funds for the Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund in support of the Wills Group’s community engagement efforts to keep Lives in Motion

The Wills Group, a family-owned company headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, celebrated the success of its third annual Blackie Wills Golf Classic, an event created to support the Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund.

This year’s Golf Classic, held on Monday, September 9, raised more than $345,000 in support of the Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund. The Fund was formed in 2016 in honor of Julian Blacklock “Blackie” Wills, the third President and CEO of the Wills Group from 1961 to 1988, to carry on his commitment to community and civic engagement. The Fund provides local nonprofit organizations across the Mid-Atlantic region with the support they need throughout the year to serve individuals in need and move their lives forward – keeping Lives in Motion.

“Since the founding of the Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund three years ago, we have raised more than $3 million to support the Wills Group’s commitment to community engagement,” said Lock Wills, Chairman, CEO and President of the Wills Group. “This year, we are proud to continue this great work that allows us to engage more partners and charitable organizations that share our mission.”

About the Wills Group, Inc.
Headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, the Wills Group has nearly 300 retail locations across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash, and SMO Motor Fuels. A family-owned company since 1926 with expertise in convenience retailing, fuels marketing, and commercial real estate, the Wills Group prides itself on keeping customers’, employees’, and communities’ Lives in Motion.

About The Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund
The Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund was created in remembrance of The Wills Group President Julian Blacklock “Blackie” Wills and his commitment to giving back to local communities. Carrying on this tradition at The Wills Group, The Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund actively reinvests in the community in order to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to get their basic needs met and create a better future for themselves and their children. The Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund (BWCLF) is a component fund within Chesapeake Charities, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Chesapeake Charities financial statement is available on their website,, at their office located at 101 Log Canoe Circle, Suite 0, Stevensville, MD 21666, or through the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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