- Sept. 15, 2021
-- In celebration of its 40th
anniversary last year, Florida-based franchise company - Woody's Bar-B-Q – hosted an event to raise funds and awareness for Tim Tebow Foundation's (TTF) Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry. Within a couple of hours, Woody's raised $6,000 and helped bring the matter of human trafficking to the forefront for everyone in attendance. One year later, the classic Southern BBQ chain will host a repeat of the event – with hopes of doubling the amount of funds raised. This year's event will be hosted at Woody's Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach – located at 226 Solana Road – on October 2 from 2-4pm. The two-hour event will include an art show featuring the works of Diana Patterson, as well as a silent auction, magician, DJ, and – of course – great food, which has been the hallmark of the company for 41 years.
"With thousands of victims of human trafficking in the U.S. alone each year, my co-founder, Woody Mills and I, believe this is not only a very worthy cause, but also an incredibly serious matter that so few people truly know about," said Yolanda Mills-Mawman, President, COO and Co-Founder of Woody's Bar-B-Q. "We hope to help the Tim Tebow Foundation change that."
On October 2, the classic Southern BBQ chain will donate a portion of the proceeds from dine-in and takeout orders at all four Corporate locations – Ponte Vedra Beach, University Boulevard in Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs and Fernandina Beach. Funds will also be raised through a silent auction – featuring goods and services from other local businesses and corporations. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork by Diana Patterson will also benefit the cause.
Human trafficking generates $150 billion worldwide, with the United States leading all other countries in consumption. Roughly 70% of victims are female and 25% are children. It is estimated that as many as 40 million people in the world today are being bought and sold as modern-day slaves and victims of human trafficking have been identified in every single state in the U.S. TTF believes in taking action to confront this global atrocity – to rescue victims and provide a way out of a life of violence and exploitation to a new life of freedom found in Christ.
To learn more about TTF's impactful ministries and make a donation, visit www.timtebowfoundation.org
. For more information about Woody's Bar-B-Q, visit www.woodys.com