Players Coalition was founded in 2017 by co-founders Anquan Boldin, NFL 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, and Malcolm Jenkins, 2017 NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White winner and is governed by a Task Force Board of 12 voting members.  

 

We continue to grow in numbers of ambassadors with the collective goal of MAKING AN IMPACT ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUALITY at the federal, state and local levels through advocacy, awareness, education, and allocation of resources.  

 

Our members are solution focused and invest personal time and resources to educate themselves on various issues affecting their communities to identify where their influence can have the greatest impact.  

OUR TEAM

CO-FOUNDERS

Anquan Boldin

Co-Founder

Anquan Boldin is Co-Founder of the Players Coalition and a recently retired veteran of the National Football League. Boldin was the 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was selected for three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens.

In 2004, Boldin established The Anquan Boldin Foundation, also known as Q81, which is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children. As evidenced by the charitable activities across the country and overseas, the Q81 Foundation has over 10 years of history impacting communities at large. In 2014, Boldin and his wife provided a charitable gift of $1 million to the Anquan Boldin Foundation. This endowment was utilized to dedicate an annual distribution of scholarships to high school graduates.

In 2015, he was given the NFL’s most prestigious honor by being named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for his community service work. His recent retirement from the NFL came from a decision to focus efforts on humanitarian work and social and racial equality.

Over the past two years, his work with the Players Coalition has included leading a group of NFL players to Washington D.C. for visits to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, participating and supporting reform campaigns at the state level, testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee regarding police accountability. Boldin has spoken on numerous panels continuing to advocate for conversations to be had and changes to be made.

Malcolm Jenkins, Co-Founder

Malcolm Jenkins

Co-Founder

As a true student of the game, a dynamic playmaker from the safety position, and a tireless philanthropist in the community, Malcolm Jenkins is a pillar in the Philadelphia Eagles locker room and in the communities in which he has lived, worked and played, including his home state of New Jersey, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

In an effort to enhance the lives of youth in underserved communities, Jenkins launched The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation in 2010, with a mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth by providing resources, innovative opportunities, and experiences that will help them succeed in life and become contributing members of their communities.

In 2016, Jenkins continued his steadfast commitment to making a positive and lasting impact in the lives of youth and communities, through the work of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, launching a new educational program in Philadelphia; celebrating the first college cohort of Malcolm Jenkins Scholars in Louisiana; assisting 1,200 families with food and essential resources in Ohio and mentoring 425 youth through the 6th annual Next Level Youth Football Camp in New Jersey among other events and programs throughout the year.

In light of major tragedies, Jenkins sought out change with local police and government officials. Leading a group of NFL players, Jenkins set up a meeting with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, conducted ride-alongs with Philadelphia police to engage with the community and included the Philly police department in his annual holiday outreach. In addition, he and four other NFL players also visited the White House to speak to Congressional members about race relations and criminal justice reform. During Super Bowl week, the group held a town hall in conjunction with R.I.S.E. to discuss the impact of their work to improve race relations.

For his efforts, he was awarded the 2017 NFLPA ``Byron Whizzer White Award,`` the highest honor bestowed on NFL players for his profound dedication to positively impacting his team, community, and country in the spirit of the former Supreme Court Justice for which the award is named.

TASK FORCE

OUR ORGANIZATION

Players Coalition Value

Our country is divided in an unprecedented, pivotal moment in time where social injustices and racial disparities permeate our nation. With heightened awareness and mainstream attention focused on these inequalities, Players Coalition is tactically positioned to challenge dominant power structures, build mass popular support and use culture to shift policy and change lives.

By tackling key issues with guidance from a variety of evidence-based, subject matter experts, Players Coalition members have become credible messengers to generate mass popular support and mobilize action to highlight and correct the systemic and civic inequalities in our country.

Organizational Structure

Players Coalition is purposely made up of two affiliated, legally distinct tax-exempt organizations. A public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to provide public benefit through education, community programs and resources to support grassroots organizations delivering direct services strengthening police & community relations and education & economic advancement opportunities.

And, a campaigning and advocacy organization recognized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code taking action to achieve social justice and racial equality by pressing lawmakers to support effective policies and programs to end systemic inequality and racism through criminal justice reform.