Posted: 5:51 pm Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Pahokee’s Anquan Boldin named honorary chair of United Way program 

By Matt Porter

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and former Pahokee star Anquan Boldin is the United Way of Central Maryland’s new ambassador for a philanthropic program.

Boldin

Boldin

The three-time Pro Bowler is the honorary chair Emerging Leaders United program, a collection of leaders 40-and-under actively seeking ways to give, advocate and volunteer. According to a press release, Boldin’s duties will be to encourage young professionals to use philanthropy and volunteerism to help the community. He will be formally introduced Nov. 30.

“The Baltimore Ravens have been long-time supporters of United Way, and we are excited to have Anquan help us reach a new generation of ambassadors and philanthropists,” Mark Furst, President and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland, said in a press release. ”He is new to Baltimore, but not new to supporting his neighbors in need. We hope Anquan’s passion will be contagious.”

“The opportunity to promote giving and volunteering is important to me and those who need our help,” said Boldin, 30, who began the Anquan Boldin Foundation in 2004 and recently donated funding to build a stadium at Pahokee. ”We are the next generation, and it’s our turn to better our community.”