SAN JOSE – November 13, 2014 – San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin, a leader on and off the field for 12 years, today announced that he and his wife, Dionne Boldin will personally provide a charitable gift of $1 million to the Anquan Boldin Foundation. This endowment will be utilized to dedicate an annual distribution of scholarships to high school graduates.
Scholarships will be awarded annually based on students’ academic achievements, their contributions in the community and who demonstrate the need. This fall, the Anquan Boldin Foundation distributed $10,000 scholarships to four high-school graduates.
Boldin, the 2014 winner of the prestigious NFL Players Association Byron “Whizzer” White Award and also this season’s 49ers recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year, has for over a decade shown continued dedication to the community. The Anquan Boldin Foundation’s mission is to expand the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged youth and has showcased charitable activities in Phoenix, Baltimore, South Florida and San Francisco Bay Area.
“My wife and I are very blessed to have the opportunity to provide this $1 million endowment,” said Boldin. “In my football career, using this platform in order to give back has always been important. Establishing this gift will allow my Foundation to help youth in a more effective way, and to continue our distribution of scholarships to deserving students.”
ABOUT THE ANQUAN BOLDIN FOUNDATION
The Anquan Boldin Foundation aka Q81 Foundation, established in 2004, is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children. As evidenced by the charitable activities across the country and overseas, the Q81 Foundation has over ten years history of helping after-school programs. The Foundation conducts an eight-week Q81 Summer Enrichment Program in partnership with Florida Crystals. It also serves the community by awarding great scholastic and community achievement in youth. The Foundation conducts annual Thanksgiving and Holiday Shopping Sprees as well as collaborative efforts in supporting football camps and tournaments. The Foundation’s most celebrated event is the annual Q-Festival Weekend held in South Florida in April. For more information please visit www.Q81.org.