To celebrate its 40e anniversary last year, Florida-based franchise company – Woody’s Bar-BQ – hosted an event to raise funds and educate the Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) Anti-Trafficking Department. Within hours, Woody’s raised $ 6,000 and helped bring the issue of human trafficking to the forefront for everyone present. A year later, the classic channel Southern BBQ will host a repeat of the event – in hopes of doubling the amount of funds raised. This year’s event will be hosted at Woody’s Bar-BQ in Ponte Vedra Beach – located at 226 Solana Road – on October 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The two-hour event will feature an art exhibition featuring the works of Diana Patterson, as well as a silent auction, entertainment by a magician and a DJ and, of course, great food, which is the hallmark of has been building the company for 41 years. .
âEven for those who cannot attend the event, they can still help us make an impact on this very serious problem in our country,â said Yolanda Mills-Mawman, president, chief operating officer and co-founder of Woody’s Bar. BQ. âA portion of the proceeds from all in-place and take-out meal orders that day at the company’s four locations – Ponte Vedra Beach, University Boulevard in Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs, and Fernandina Beach – will benefit the fight. Human Trafficking from the Tim Tebow Foundation. Ministry. With thousands of victims of human trafficking in the United States alone each year, my co-founder, Woody Mills and I believe this is not only a very worthy cause, but also a great cause. ‘an incredibly serious question that so few people really know. We hope to help the Tim Tebow Foundation change that.
In addition to funds raised through in-place and take-out meal orders, the event will raise funds through its silent auction – featuring the donation of goods and services from other local businesses and corporations. These auction items include a 16-person suite at 121 Financial Ballpark at an upcoming Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game, a foursome at the Marsh Landing Country Club, tickets for four to a Jacksonville Jaguars game, a photo shoot of family with Steph Owens Photography, a one-year family membership at Basics Range & Gun, a beautifully crafted bracelet from Pavlos Jewelry Design and more. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork by St. Augustine-based artist Diana Patterson – which will be on display throughout the event – will also benefit the cause.
The Tim Tebow Foundation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Department website reports that human trafficking generates $ 150 billion globally, with the United States leading all other countries in terms of consumption. About 70% of the victims are women and 25% are children. It is estimated that as many as 40 million people around the world are now bought and sold as modern day slaves and that victims of human trafficking have been identified in every state in the United States. TTF believes in the need to take action to face this global atrocity – to rescue the victims and provide a way out of a life of violence and exploitation for a new life of freedom found in Christ.
To learn more about the impactful ministries of the Tim Tebow Foundation and to donate directly to the cause, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org. For more information on Woody’s Bar-BQ, potential customers are encouraged to visit www.woodys.com. If you wish to donate an item that will be presented at the 41st Anniversary Celebration Silent Auction, please send your information to [emailÂ protected].
About Woody’s Bar-BQÂ®: After opening their first Woody’s Bar-BQ in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent nearly four decades setting the âbarâ higher for classic Southern barbecue. From the humble beginnings of one location in Jacksonville, Florida, a shared passion for barbecue and a collection of flayed recipes, Mills and Mawman have developed the Woody’s Bar-BQ brand to locations ranging from the Deep South where barbecue is. king on the Northeastern and Midwestern fronts. Perhaps best known for their legendary signature baby back ribs that are slowly smoked and melt in the mouth, Woody’s has also built a number of customers with its secret barbecue sauces and meats, as well as its comfort food inspired side. freshly prepared. dishes. Individuals interested in learning more about how to become a Woody’s Bar-BQ franchisee are encouraged to visit http://www.woodys.com/franchise/.
About the Tim Tebow Foundation: The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those in need of a better day in their darkest hour. This mission is fulfilled every day through 16 initiatives in the fields of orphan care + prevention, special needs, children with deep medical needs and the fight against human trafficking. To learn more about how the Tim Tebow Foundation serves the world’s most vulnerable and shares God’s love by fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves, visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.