Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin will host the fifth-annual Q-Festival as part of the Anquan Boldin Foundation from April 16-18 in his hometown of Pahokee, Fla. The weekend will feature a golf tournament, a celebrity basketball game and a "fun day in the park" for local kids.
Proceeds from the event go toward helping under-privledged kids in Pahokee and Arizona to provide clothes, sports programs, computers, etc. to "create a brighter future for the children and their families."
Scheduled to attend the event are Boldin's teammates Larry Fitzgerald, Edgerrin James and Steve Breaston. Other players from around the NFL include Andre Johnson (Houston), Steve Smith (Carolina), Clinton Portis (Washington), Greg Jones (Jacksonville) and Ray Lewis (Baltimore).
Boldin is looking forward to the basketball game, but the golf has become a challenge.
"It's a humbling sport," Boldin said. "I can hit the ball off the tee, but my short game needs work."
It's a good thing Boldin has a day job in the NFL. And it's also a good quality that he takes part in giving back to his community.
Boldin said he constantly gets letters and calls from people back home asking about the event. He hopes this year is just as successful as the previous four.
"This year, as we know, is a tough year for everybody," Boldin said. "We're trying to help out in any way we can. It's just a way of bringing some joy and excitement to people and hopefully provide some support."
For more information on the Anquan Boldin Foundation, check out his web site at anquanq81foundation.com.