PAHOKEE, Fla., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anquan Boldin Foundation (Q81 Foundation) and Florida Crystals Corporation today announce they will collaborate with Everglades Preparatory Academy to provide summer enrichment activities for students in the Glades communities of Palm Beach County.
Students in middle school and high school will be encouraged to enroll in this summer's activities, which will include a two-day sports camp led by three-time Pro Bowl receiver and Pahokee-native Anquan Boldin and other top-name professional athletes from the area.
"The Anquan Boldin Foundation have been long-time supporters of our Pahokee youth, and we are excited to have Florida Crystals help us explore better ways to expand opportunities for the kids who need it," said Anquan Boldin. "We both share the same goals and passion to bringing our youth hope for improvement. This is the start of a very promising relationship."
The Q81 Foundation, established in Pahokee area in 2004 by Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowler Anquan Boldin, set forth a goal to provide quality after school programming in Pahokee, primarily for kids 13 and up who have very limited resources and support.
"The collaboration with the Anquan Boldin Foundation is an ideal fit within the framework of support Florida Crystals strives to build in the communities," said Pepe Fanjul Jr., Florida Crystals' executive vice president. "We are always ready to do our part as a proud member and partner in the community to help its next generation of leaders with their personal growth and development."
Florida Crystals, a Palm Beach County-based sugar producer, supports educational and developmental programs for youth and families in the tri-cities of western Palm Beach County, where the company has a majority of its Florida operations. The company has been an active member of the community since 1960, when its first sugar mill was built in Pahokee.
The summer programs will take place at Everglades Preparatory Academy, a charter school in Pahokee that was founded to give parents and students in the Glades communities a broader choice for high school education.
The Q81 Foundation announced the partnership with Florida Crystals at the Q-Festival Weekend's private Awards Dinner on April 14, following the foundation's Charity Golf Tournament at the PGA National resort.
About The Anquan Boldin Foundation
The Anquan Boldin Foundation, a.k.a. Q81 Foundation, established in 2004, is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children. As evidenced by the charitable activities in Arizona, Baltimore and Boldin's home state of Florida, the Q81 Foundation has a seven-year history of helping after-school programs. The Foundation exercises scholarship and dental programs for children. It also serves the community by awarding great scholastic and community achievement in youth. The Q81 Foundation holds annual holiday shopping spree events as well as the annual Q-Festival Weekend in April. For more information please visit www.AnquanQ81Foundation.com.
About Florida Crystals Corporation
Florida Crystals Corporation is a leading, fully integrated cane sugar company that farms 187,000 acres in Palm Beach County, Fla., where it also owns two sugar mills, a sugar refinery, a packaging and distribution center, a rice mill and the largest renewable power plant in North America. Its renewable energy facility delivers clean power to its sugar operations and tens of thousands of homes. Florida Crystals is the only producer of certified organic sugar grown and harvested in the USA and the only producer certified CarbonFree® sugar, which means its products have a carbon neutral footprint. Florida Crystals, with its subsidiary, American Sugar Refining, Inc., the world's largest cane sugar refining company, owns and operates sugar refineries in six countries worldwide. Its products are marketed through its brand portfolio: Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle® and Florida Crystals®. Florida Crystals, a Fanjul Corp. company, is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.
About Everglades Preparatory Academy
Everglades Preparatory Academy is the first charter high school in the Glades communities of western Palm Beach County. The school was founded by Emilia Fanjul in 2002 to provide a meaningful alternative within the public school system. Everglades Preparatory Academy's campus is located in Pahokee, Fla.
Bridgett Coates / Anquan Boldin Foundation
510-484-7022 or [email protected]
Gaston Cantens / Florida Crystals Corporation
561-366-5100 or [email protected]
SOURCE Florida Crystals Corporation