The Woody Foundation was founded in 2011 to raise money and increase awareness for those with paralysis. The Foundation’s namesake, James “Woody” Beckham suffered a spinal cord injury making a rugby tackle in January 2011 that rendered him a quadriplegic. Since then The Woody Foundation has raised more than $500,000 to help improve the lives of those with paralysis. The Foundation distributes “Woody Packs” at no cost to those with limited hand functioning, which has been a big help for those in need. The Woody Pack includes a cell phone holder, a special fork and spoon, an ID/credit card holder and other helpful tools.
The Woody Foundation hosts four major annual events: The Woody Golf Classic; Lionfish Bash; Woodystock Benefit Concert and Lobster Feast.