Florida Crystals Corporation and the AnquanBoldin Foundation (Q81 Foundation)announced a new partnership last week that will establish and sponsor a series of summer enrichment activities for students in the Glades communities of Palm Beach County.
“The collaboration with the AnquanBoldin Foundation is an ideal fit within the framework of support Florida Crystals strives to build in the communities,” said Pepe Fanjul Jr., who serves as executive vice president of Florida Crystals Corporation.
The summer activities will be hosted by Everglades Preparatory Academy in Pahokee. Everglades Prep is a charter high school established by Emilia Fanjul to give parents and students in the Glades communities more options for high school education. The programs will be offered to students in the Tri-cities — Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay — and will include a two-day sports camp headed by three-time Pro Bowl receiver AnquanBoldin, who is from Pahokee, and other top-name professional athletes from western Palm Beach County.
Florida Crystals has been a member of the Glades communities since 1960 when its first sugar mill, Osceola, was constructed in Pahokee. The company is now a leading sugar producer and is proud to support the communities that have played a role in the company’s success.
“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,” Fanjul Jr. added.
The Q81 Foundation was established in the Pahokee area in 2004 by Baltimore Ravens receiverAnquanBoldin to provide quality after-school programming in Pahokee, primarily for kids 13 and up who have very limited resources and support.