Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, former teammate Anquan Boldin make lasting impact in Senegal

Mar 17, 2013, 5:34 PM | Updated: 5:42 pm
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While the Arizona Cardinals were making moves this past week in free agency, star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was plenty busy as well over 6,000 miles away.

Fitzgerald, along with former teammate Anquan Boldin and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, traveled to the African country of Senegal as part of a three-day trip through Oxfam America.

“Any time I get to team up with Q again it means a lot to me,” Fitzgerald said in an Oxfam press release. “I travel often but it’s an opportunity of a lifetime to travel with Oxfam America to meet local people and learn about their lives and their work.”

As part of the trip, the wide receiving trio visited with local communities and worked with Oxfam to improve the citizens’ access to livelihoods, increased income and food security.

It’s the second straight year Boldin and Fitzgerald have embarked on a service trip through Oxfam. In 2012, they traveled to Ethiopia and focused on learning more about the country’s on-going food crisis. The trip helped raise thousands of dollars in relief effort.

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