Snoop Dogg Launches Youth Football In Chicago

CHICAGO (WBBM) – One year after promising to bring a youth football league to Chicago, rapper Snoop Dog has followed through on that promise, and the inaugural season kicked off Saturday.

Hundreds of kids jammed the Chicago Indoor Sports facility on the city’s south side to participate in the Snoop Youth Football League. Kevin McBride, director of the Bridgeport Hurricanes, said the addition of the rapper’s name lures the kids.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Mary Frances Bragiel Reports

It serves boys aged seven to thirteen. Lanre Sanya, who heads the Chicago Chargers likes that it keeps kids off the streets and teaches them the value of teamwork.

The League now has 12 chapters, but began in LA in 2004. The rapper said he chose Chicago to help reduce youth violence.

  • Vincent

    Yeah… He’s starting the HEMP league. All teams will be named after his favorite types of weed.

    • Trisha

      Ummm, you are not funny, but is a lame and a hater! I applaud Snoop for doing something positive for young boys to help keep them busy and off of the street. As far a you Vincent, go to sleep.

      • NIZZER

        yeah and at halftime they can play snoops music about killin cops and f@#in women.

      • Trisha

        I meant, as far as you Vincent, go to sleep……

  • John

    Majority of the children from their southside team came from the Blue Island Untouchables. The Blue Island Untouchables will still have a strong team, Go Green Machine.

  • Brad

    Let me guess? Best friends with Tiger Woods? LMAO

  • Sniff Doggie Poop Does Da Pigskin Thing

    Good work Sniff Doggie Poop your a man among men.

    • Teddy DuChamp


  • Right

    Only minority neighborhoods. What a racist.

  • Teddy Da Chump Gramma Polize

    Thanks Teddy Da Chump yoz da man.

    • Teddy DuChamp

      My father stormed the beach at Normandie.

  • Sniff Goes To Barrington To Hap

    I think he is trying, but po white kidz like da pigskinz too.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live