Oxfam America congratulates Anquan Boldin for winning the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. The award, which recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field, was presented to Anquan Boldin on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the NFL Honors Awards show on CBS hosted by Conan O’Brien.
Super Bowl champion Anquan Boldin, one of the NFL’s most dedicated humanitarians, has been working with Oxfam America since 2010. Well-known throughout the league for his work ethic, character, and professionalism, Anquan has spent years inspiring others and helping change the lives of people at home and around the world.
In March of 2012, in response to a severe drought in Ethiopia, Anquan traveled with friend and former teammate Larry Fitzgerald to Ethiopia to visit Oxfam programs and bring attention to the need in the region. Together Anquan and Larry visited people and communities working hard to rebuild, and carried the stories of the people they met back home. After additional travel to Senegal and again to Ethiopia, Anquan testified as an Oxfam Ambassador before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Oxfam’s work to end injustices in the gold mining industry.
Oxfam America is proud to see Anquan Boldin honored for his tireless work with his own foundation Q81 Foundation and his commitment to fighting global poverty and injustice as an Oxfam Ambassador.
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