- Oct. 26, 2021
-- For the second year in a row, Florida-based franchise company - Woody's Bar-B-Q – used its anniversary event to raise funds and awareness for Tim Tebow Foundation's (TTF) Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry. Hosted at Woody's Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach on October 2, the franchise well-known for its slow-smoked BBQ had raised $8,000 within a matter of hours to benefit TTF and its fight to end human trafficking the world over.
To raise those funds, Woody's Bar-B-Q hosted a silent auction and art show featuring the works of Diana Patterson. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from food sales from four Woody's Bar-B-Q corporate locations further enhanced the donation – bringing the grand total to $8,000.
"It was a wonderful event with a lot of positive energy," said Yolanda Mills-Mawman, President, COO and Co-Founder of Woody's Bar-B-Q. "The Tim Tebow Foundation has this incredible knack for making you feel like an integral part of their cause. They've certainly done that with me, my fellow co-founder Woody Mills and the entire Woody's Bar-B-Q team. And they extended that sense of empowerment to everyone in attendance at our event. We are profoundly grateful to everyone who came out to celebrate and really dug deep to help a particularly worthy cause."
For those who still wish to show their support for the Tim Tebow Foundation's Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry, Mills-Mawman encourages them to make a donation directly to the cause at www.timtebowfoundation.org
. Impacting an estimated 40 million people in the world today who are being bought and sold as modern-day slaves, roughly 70% of victims are female and 25% are children. Woody's Bar-B-Q plans to continue its support of TTF during its 42nd
Anniversary Celebration in October 2022.
"The Tim Tebow Foundation is blessed to have the support of Woody's Bar-B-Q, St. Augustine artist Diana Patterson, the volunteers, sponsors, and the community members who came out to be a part of this event," shared Steve Biondo, President of the foundation. "Ending human trafficking will take each one of us becoming aware of the reality of this tragedy and stepping up to push back this darkness. We're grateful that they are in the fight with us – using their platform and their voice to make an impact!"
To learn more about Woody's Bar-B-Q, visit www.Woodys.com.