Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb’s wife, Roxie McNabb, led the Redskins wives team to a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles wives team over the weekend.
The charity basketball game was held at Rutgers University campus in Camden, New Jersey to raise money to help cure lung and breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds went towards the American Lung Association, Tackling Cancer: The Keisha and Levon Kirkland Fund and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure.
When speaking on his wife Roxie’s basketball skills, Donovan McNabb said, “She played all four years.” “she started as a freshman all the way through. So, you know, she’s all-time leading in assists and steals leader at Syracuse University.”
Roxie Mcnabb was a four-year starter at Syracuse University (1995-98). She ranks second on the program’s all-time list for assists and steals. Roxie was also named team MVP twice and the 1997 Scholar-Athlete Of The Year.
Peep the video below of Roxie and the Redskins wives practicing for the charity game.
The Redskins wives defeated the Eagles wives 50-38.
Peep the video below for some the actual charity game highlights.
Donovan McNabb and his wife, Raquel, are expecting another child in December. On Dec. 2, 2008, they welcomed twins Sariah and Donovan Jr. They also have a daughter, Alexis, born in September 2004.
Donovan married his college sweetheart, Raquel “Roxie” Nurse, in 2003. Roxi was also a standout athlete, holding several records for the Syracuse women’s basketball team.
Recently, the McNabbs announced a partnership with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Virtua Voorhees. The couple made a six-figure donation to help with the construction of a new NICU at the Virtua Voorhees replacement hospital, scheduled to open in 2011. In addition, Virtua Voorhees says, the family is committed to helping raise $2.5 million for additional funding for the project. The completed unit will be named the McNabb Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. All their children were born at the hospital.
Currently, Donovan McNabb plays quarterback for the NFL Philadelphia Eagles.
Meet Raquel-Ann Sarah “Roxie” Nurse, college sweetheart and wife of NFL star Donovan McNabb. Raquel met Donovan in college at Syracuse University. Raquel was a college All-American basketball player while Donovan was a star football player. The couple married in June 2003. They have three children: daughter Alexis, who was born in September 2004, and twins (a boy and a girl) who were born in December 2008. The family splits their time between homes in Moorestown, New Jersey, an affluent suburb of Philadelphia, and Chandler, Arizona.