snoop dogg football crenshaw Feel good Story: Snoop Dogg's LA based football league alums in state championshipIt’s the holiday season and as such, we’d like to bring you some feel-good celebrity news. In 2005, rapper Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus) used $1 million of his own money to start a youth football league in the greater Los Angeles area, after he noticed a lack of youth sports opportunities and the overwhelming gang presence.

This year marks the first year that the inagural players in Snoop’s league are playing varsity high school football — 9 of them play for the Crenshaw High School Cougars, who are undefeated and headed to the California state championship next week.

According to the Associated Press, a large part of the league’s success
is allowing fathers with criminal records the opportunity to coach,
which they cannot do in other leagues.

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