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Corporate Location for Southern BBQ Chain to Feature Special Menu for Active Military and Veterans March 9-14

Jacksonville, Fl., March 4, 2021 – For well over a decade, Jacksonville, FL-based Woody’s Bar-B-Q has been proud to take part in THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. The last six years, the classic Southern BBQ chain has had a presence in the Patriots Outpost – a special venue at the week-long golf tournament designated for active-duty military members, veterans and their families. Last year, Woody’s Bar-B-Q was on deck to serve its crowd-pleasing array of pulled pork, comfort food sides and more to the nation’s heroes, but due to COVID-19, the event was cancelled out of an abundance of caution.

This year, THE PLAYERS returns March 9-14, but on-site capacity will be reduced to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. In support of heightened military restrictions limiting large gatherings and adherence to health and safety protocols, there will not be a Patriots Outpost venue at the 2021 championship. However, to extend the spirit of the Patriots Outpost beyond the borders of THE PLAYERS Championship, working in conjunction with the tournament’s Community Outreach team, Woody’s Bar-B-Q will feature a special menu at its corporate Ponte Vedra Beach location.

Available during the week of THE PLAYERS Championship 2021 – March 9-14, the menu will showcase a select number of the chain’s most popular items at 50% off regular prices for active-duty members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families.

“Even though on-site celebratory activities at THE PLAYERS Championship 2021 have changed due to health and safety protocols, we are delighted to collaborate with Woody’s Bar-B-Q and other key community partners to demonstrate our continued gratitude to military members, veterans and their families,” said Jared Rice, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Championship. “THE PLAYERS will also host a series of activities in observance of our annual Military Appreciation Day on March 9, including a flyover featuring the 125th Fighter Wing and a day-long, media-led campaign called #Match4Military, to generate awareness and support for military organizations in Northeast Florida, in which THE PLAYERS has committed to match, dollar for dollar, all donations up to $250,000.”

To enjoy THE PLAYERS Championship 2021 Military Appreciation Discount at Woody’s Bar-B-Q, military members must request the special menu and show their valid military/veteran ID. Some of the items included on the special menu are Carolina Pulled Pork Dinner, Smokin’ Spare Ribs Dinner and the chain’s famed Sloppy Woody Sandwich, among others fan favorites. The menu will only be available at Woody’s Bar-B-Q of Ponte Vedra Beach, located at 226 Solana Road, and discounts showcased in the menu will not be valid with any other offer. The special menu with 50% discount is available for dine-in only.

“This event has always been near and dear to our hearts at Woody’s Bar-B-Q,” said Yolanda Mills-Mawman, Woody’s President and Co-Founder. “While we can’t be there this year, we are thrilled that THE PLAYERS Championship Community Outreach team has envisioned a way that we can still impact the lives of our local military families. We did something similar for our local police, firefighters and first responders last fall and it was met with a great response. We hope to see even more of our brave men and women of the military come out during the week of the Players Championship so we can personally thank as many of them as possible for their service.”

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 Sunshine State to the Northeast. 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 THE PLAYERS Championship: THE PLAYERS Championship annually combines the strongest field in golf with the world-class venue that is THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Grant Thornton LLP, Optum® and Morgan Stanley are the exclusive Proud Partners of THE PLAYERS. Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida charities and have totaled more than $100 million since it began in 1974 and moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977. For more on THE PLAYERS, visit For more on the surrounding areas, visit or

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