PALM BEACH, Fla. –
Score day one on the golf course a success.
On the Champion and Palmer Courses at the PGA National Resort & Spa, Boldin brought along some well known donors in his San Francisco 49ers coach, Jim Harbaugh, former teammate Larry Fitzgerald and NFL alums like Terrell Davis and Sterling Sharpe.
While the others played 18 holes, Harbaugh drove the course in a cart, coaching up his fivesome.
“Neat that a player asks his coach down to his tournament. Makes me feel good,” Harbaugh told 49ers.com. “He’s a pro’s pro. He’s a leader of men. He doesn’t always say a lot of things but does the action. Everybody’s smart to watch him and learn from him. He’s doing the same thing here in community.
“This is where he grew up. This is where he has his roots. This is where he had his favorite coach, his favorite teacher, his childhood friends, his family. This is the area he chooses to support, to give back and make a difference – that’s what fires him.”
Through his foundation, Boldin said hopes to continue strengthening his eight-week, summer-enrichment program for high school kids trying to graduate. Building a youth center in the area is a longer-term goal for the Western Palm Beach county native.
"He's a man and he's a ballplayer," 49ers defensive tackle
Boldin, who led the 49ers in receptions (85) and yards (1,179) in his first season since coming via trade from the Baltimore Ravens, agreed to a two-year contract extension on March 3.
"That’s the reason I signed back, he had a lot to do that. I think he’s a great coach," Boldin said of Harbaugh. ”Means a lot to have those guys behind me, supporting me, believing in what we’re doing as a foundation.”
As for the Q81 Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament itself, Boldin kicked it off by telling his competitors to let their host win.
“I can hit the ball long," he said, "but when it comes down to my irons I have trouble."
Boldin's Q-Fest continues Friday and Saturday, but here's a review of Thursday:
— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) April 10, 2014