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 returned March 9-14, but on-site capacity was 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 was not 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 featured a special menu at its corporate Ponte Vedra Beach location.
The menu showcased 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.
“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.”