Snoop Dogg Bringing Youth Football League to Chicago
Snoop Dogg is gearing up to bring his Los Angeles-based youth football league to the Chicago area in the next few weeks.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, the Long Beach rapper will open up a free football clinic in the Chi-Town area, which will cater to approximately 200 boys from the Chicago Housing Authority families, ranging in age from 8 to 14 years old.
The South Central league currently boasts about 2,500 players on 12 teams, but membership has never been open to players outside of the state of California. Snoop, a former high school quarterback, founded the popular league back in 2005 to provide low-cost membership to local players and to allow parents with criminal records to participate in the program. The new clinic will be helmed by the Dogfather along with a local team coach and former players from the Chicago Bears. Snoop is also expected to donate school supplies to 600 children at a Windows of Opportunity Inc. Back to School event, in conjunction with preparations for the new league.
The rapper and entrepreneur dropped news about the new league just as he pulled the plug on his Rich & Infamous clothing line, which was launched in 2008. After experiencing only moderate success, Snoop and his reps decided to scrap the brand's website and online store.