Anquan Boldin makes holidays brighter for 75 students with shopping spree

q81 event 107

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/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

THE FINAL WORD: Ravens Need to Lock up a Rising Star

I'll admit it, I thought Owen Daniels was finished. When I was out at Owings Mills covering training camp, Daniels looked sluggish pulling away from defenders on routes, and that was when he wasn't in...read more

The NFL…Still Crazy After All These Years

Confessions of a Sports Nut The NFL never ceases to amaze me. When it comes to evaluating games and looking at who does what well and reflecting on last Sunday's performance, there's only one conc...read more

Week 8: “America’s Team” Keeps Rolling

If Sunday night's game was any indication, Peyton Manning might possibly have thrown 700 touchdown passes by the time he's finished playing. Going by his career average of 2.01 passing touchdowns per ...read more

Daniels Off to Fast Start With Ravens

My how quickly things change once the NFL gets a few weeks under its belt. Heading into the 2014 season under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Ravens and many fans knew just how important...read more

Long Snappers Seem Boring…Until You Need One

It may not be the sexiest position on an NFL roster, but the long snapper is certainly one of great importance in an all too often forgotten part of the game. A good long snapper is the kind of pla...read more

View More