The Anquan Boldin Foundation, also known as Q81, was established in 2004, and is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children. Through charitable activities across the country and overseas, the Q81 Foundation has nearly 20 years of history impacting communities at large.
Q81 serves the community by ways of offering youth educational resources and recognizing great scholastic & community achievement. Annual holiday events wrap up the year with Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping sprees, as well as collaborative efforts in supporting community football camps and local tournaments.
What We Do
Summer Enrichment Program
The Q81 Foundation and Florida Crystals Corporation have partnered together to support students in Pahokee, Florida. Together they form the Q81 Summer Enrichment program, an 8-week program designed for students grades 9-12 at Everglades Preparatory Academy to get back on track academically.
The Q81 Celebrity Golf Tournament is our foundation’s signature event hosted in in Palm Beach County, Florida. This annual event hosts upwards of 30 NFL athletes and celebrities for a weekend, raising over $100,000 annually for kids in under-served communities.
The Anquan & Dionne Boldin Scholarship Fund
On an annual basis, Anquan and his wife, Dionne, award four $10,000 scholarships to high school graduates. In 2014, they personally contributed a $1 million endowment, displaying their sincere commitment towards underserved students as well as the future of their education.
Anquan Boldin is a retired professional athlete. He played 14 years in the National Football League (NFL), ranking 4th for Active Receiving Yards and 5th for Active Receiving Touchdowns. Prior to his time with the Detroit Lions (2016-2017), he played with the San Francisco 49ers (2013-2015), the Baltimore Ravens (2010-2012), and the Arizona Cardinals (2003-2009).
Anquan Boldin played in two Super Bowls, winning it in 2012 with the Baltimore Ravens. He is the fastest player to record 600 career receptions, the third fastest to record 700 career receptions, and the fifth fastest NFL player ever to gain 7,000 receiving yards. He has tallied five 1,000 yard seasons, is a member of the 1,000 catches club, and has made three career Pro-Bowl appearances.
Growing up, Anquan played for Pahokee High School in Pahokee, Florida, in football, basketball, and track. He was named Mr. Football in 1998, a USA Today first-team selection player, and Florida Player of the Year. He then attended Florida State University from 1999-2002, beginning his career as a quarterback but quickly converting to wide receiver. In 2002, he led the Seminoles in receiving a larger tally of notable stats including 65 receptions for 1,011 yards and 13 touchdowns. During his 23 games at Florida State, he completed 118 passes for 1,790 yards and 21 touchdowns. Boldin and FSU took home the National Championship title in 1999.
SUPER BOWL WIN (2012)
YEARS IN NFL
PRO BOWL APPEARANCES
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (1999)
Anquan prides himself on putting family above all else. He and his wife, Dionne, were high school sweethearts while attending rival high schools growing up. They have committed themselves and their two sons to serving the community. Boldin’s first son, Anquan, Jr., was born in 2004 and his second son Ashton Boldin was born in 2010. Family remains a consistent pillar in his life that has lead him to aspire to do more in the the world beyond playing football.
Walter Payton Man of the Year
MPV & Bill Walsh Award
Ed Block Courage Award