Top Athletes and Celebrities Support Donovan McNabb's 1st Annual Softball Fundraiser

Top Athletes and Celebs Give Chicago's Near Westside Community a Big Dose Of Star Power For Donovan McNabb's 1st Annual Softball Fundraiser 

Photo by Greg

Larry Fitzgerald, Deon Cole, Napoleon Harris, Rhymefest, Jerry Azumah, Will Taylor and Bobby Simmons and Others Braved the Heat For Charity

This past Saturday, June 30, 2012, star athletes and celebrities from around the country came out en masse to support superstar quarterback and Chicago native, Donovan McNabb's philanthropic efforts. Fans got a chance to shake hands, take pictures and watch their favorite athletes and personalities play a friendly game of softball on a sunny, laid back afternoon. Mega star, Larry Fitzgerald and others took time to sign each autograph request and chat with the kids. And McNabb personally greeted every attendee after the game.

The game's Most Valuable Player was presented to Robert Muzikowski, President of Chicago Hope Academy. Chicago Hope Academy served as the community partner for Saturday's event.

Attendees include NFL's Larry Fitzgerald, Fred Evans, Jerry Azumah, Garrett Wolfe, Golden Tate, Robert Mackey, NBA's Bobby Simmons, WNBA's Swin Cash, Singer Ben One, Will Taylor (Day 26), DJ Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, MC/Community Activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith, Radio Personality Trey The Chocolate Jock, Comedian Deon Cole, Summer Jackson (WCIU), and Frank Holland (WGN).

Team Coaches: Donovan McNabb and Napoleon Harris. Honorary Coach: Donovan's Mom Char McNabb.

Proceeds from the event will support the Donovan McNabb Fund, which over the past 11 years has supported community efforts to bring awareness to people of all ages affected by diabetes. The fund's overall goal is to educated people everywhere on healthy prevention initiatives for them and their families.

More information how you can support Donovan McNabb Fund available at

Established in 2000, the Donovan McNabb Fund (formerly known as the Donovan McNabb Foundation) has trumpeted the awareness and prevention of diabetes. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised and distributed to the American Diabetes Association. The Fund was started as a means to honor some of Donovan’s close family members, including his father Sam, who have been diagnosed with diabetes. For more information visit

Donovan McNabb Fund's "1st Annual All Star Celebrity Softball Game Fundraiser"
Livingston Field | Polk & Leavitt Street
Hosted by NFL's Donovan McNabb
Saturday, June 30, 2012

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