Anquan Boldin makes holidays brighter for 75 students with shopping spree

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Anquan Boldin along with his wife Dionne were at it again on Tuesday December 18 playing Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at the Wal-Mart in Halethorpe, Maryland.

The Boldins, along with their Q81 Foundation, sponsored a holiday shopping spree for 75 students from the SEED School of Maryland. Each student was given a $100.00 gift card to purchase whatever they wished.

“Christmas is a wonderful season for giving,” stated Anquan Boldin. “The Holiday Shopping Spree is one of several programs the Q81 Foundation conducts each year in multiple cities, selecting schools where holiday gifts are greatly appreciated. This year in the city of Baltimore, we are excited to have the opportunity to provide this shopping experience to the SEED School of Maryland.”

The star Ravens wide receiver and his wife shopped alongside the students throughout the morning. “Wow, I am shopping with a real football player,” one student replied when asked what this was like for her. “Are you kidding me?  This is just special enough to be selected by the Boldins let alone to meet them and go shopping with them!” added another.

Boldin began the Q81 Foundation with a mission to bring hope to underprivileged children. The receiver is well-known throughout the league for his outstanding work ethic as well as his character and professionalism. He has made it a point with his Q81 Foundation to improve the lives of children locally as well as globally.

“I think this is a much-needed thing to do. There are a lot of people who don’t have the opportunity to buy their kids gifts. I don’t think any kids should go without a gift this time of the holiday season so we are happy to help,” Anquan said when asked about the importance of providing the kids with this holiday experience.

For 75 students this was a holiday dream come true knowing they would not go without this holiday season.

For more information on the Q81 Foundation please visit their website http://www.q81.org/

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