PAHOKEE, Fla. -- Anquan Boldin held the 6th annual Q-Fest this past weekend to raise money for the Anquan Boldin Foundation. It's a worthy cause to expand the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children.
Boldin, who was traded to Baltimore in March from Arizona, is from Pahokee and holds the event there every year. There was a celebrity golf tournament Thursday and a celebrity basketball game Friday. Some of the participants included Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, LeSean McCoy, Steve Breaston and Ray Lewis.
"It's always good to come back home," Boldin said. "I always feel welcome."
The high school stadium in Pahokee is named after him based on his donations, and Boldin's newest venture is to help build the Boys and Girls Club on Pahokee.
"Right now we're just in the process to raise money and get the program up and running," Boldin said. "I donated some land out there so that we would have enough space to get the facility built. We're in the process of raising money now.
"It's a much needed thing in this area. That's something I really want to do. I want to make sure it's built and make sure it's run right. The kids need it."
Breaston said that what Boldin does is for a worthy cause, and he's happy to support his former teammate.
"I'm always here to support Q," Breaston said. "Since I stepped in the door in Arizona he was one of the guys I could go up to, and he taught me a lot there. He's a good guy. You want to be a part of things like this. He knows where he came from. Even though he went away, he still comes back and gives back to the community."
For more on Boldin's charity, you can click on his website here: http://www.anquanq81foundation.com/