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Classic Southern BBQ Chain to Host an October 3 Event at its Ponte Vedra Beach Corporate Location, Complete with Art Show from Local Artist Diana Patterson, Silent Auction, Live Music and More

Jacksonville, Fl., September 22, 2020 – Still smokin’ after 40 years, Woody’s Bar-B-Q announced today that it looks forward to celebrating this milestone with patrons next month. On Saturday, October 3, the classic Southern BBQ chain will play host to a 40th Anniversary Celebration at its Corporate Training location at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach. The event will include Woody’s regular brand of food and fun, along with an art show featuring Florida artist, Diana Patterson, as well as a silent auction and live music. Proceeds from the auction and a portion of the receipts from the day’s sales at the restaurant will benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation and its efforts to fight Human Trafficking. 

“As grandmother to two beautiful grandchildren, the concept of human trafficking is very frightening to me,” said Yolanda Mills-Mawman, President, COO and Co-Founder of Woody’s Bar-B-Q. “My co-founder, Woody Mills and I are impressed by what the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry is doing out in the world to not only eradicate this horrible crime against humanity, but to also bring awareness to the issue. As part of our ongoing 40th Anniversary Celebration, we are honored to team up with TTF. We can think of no better way to commemorate 40 wonderful years as a Florida-based franchise than by showing our support for the community that has supported us so well over the last four decades. While it may look a little different from celebrations of the past as we take special measures to practice social distancing, it still promises to be a good time for all in attendance.”

The 40th Anniversary Celebration will take place at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach – located at 226 Solana Road – from 2-4 p.m. The celebration will continue after the event, as a portion of the proceeds from all dine-in and take-out orders that day will benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation. St. Augustine-based artist, Diana Patterson, whose art will be on display and available for purchase throughout the event, has also pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her works.

According to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry brief, it is estimated that as many as 40 million people in the world today are being bought and sold as modern-day slaves. Women, children, and even men are being captured, exploited, and abused on a daily basis in every country around the world. 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. During the Woody’s Bar-B-Q event, Tim Tebow Foundation President, Steve Biondo will speak to those in attendance.

To learn more about the impactful ministries of the Tim Tebow Foundation and make a donation directly to the cause, please visit For more information about Woody’s Bar-B-Q, prospective patrons are encouraged to visit If you would like to donate an item to be featured during the 40th Anniversary Celebration silent auction, please email your information to

About Woody’s Bar-B-Q®: After opening their first Woody’s Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent nearly four decades setting the “bar” higher for classic Southern barbecue. From the humble beginnings of just one location in Jacksonville, Florida, a shared passion for barbecue, and a dog-eared collection of recipes, Mills and Mawman have grown the Woody’s Bar-B-Q brand to locations reaching from the Deep South where barbecue is king to the Northeast and Midwestern fronts. Perhaps best known for their legendary melt-in-your-mouth slow-smoked Signature Baby Back Ribs, Woody’s has also built quite a following among patrons with their secret recipe barbecue sauces and meats, as well as their freshly prepared comfort food-inspired side dishes. Individuals who wish to learn more about becoming a Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchisee are encouraged to visit

About Tim Tebow Foundation: The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. This mission is being fulfilled every day through eight main areas of outreach in the fields of Anti-Human Trafficking, Orphan Care + Prevention, Special Needs, and Children with Profound Medical Needs. To learn more about how the Tim Tebow Foundation is serving children and sharing God’s love by fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves, visit

Media Contact:    Crystal O’Neil – Marketing Coordinator| Woody’s Bar-B-Q | 904-992-0556 x 10 |