Snoop Dogg has decided to expand his Snoop Youth Football League to the city of Chicago. For the 2011 football season, he is planning to start at least eight chapters, which will cover different parts of the city. Chicago is the first city on the list for the expansion of the league.
The first four chapters will be the Chicago Chargers, the Jets, the Southside Seahawks, and the Raiders. Each chapter will have six different divisions for football and cheerleading. Other chapters may be started at a later date.
Appointed President Tonja Styles and Vice President Otis Wilson will run the Chicago league.
Styles is the owner and CEO of I Am Image Entertainment and use to serve asthe Director of New Business Development at Danielle Ashley Communications. Wilson is a former Chicago Bears football player, a Super Bowl champion, and operates the Otis Wilson Foundation.
According to Styles, the youth of Chicago really deserve this opportunity and Snoop's program is a great alternative for keeping kids out of the streets.
The Snoop Youth Football League was started back in 2004 in the city of Los Angeles to allow underprivileged kids to play football at a low cost. Snoop donated $1 million dollars to start up the league. There are currently over 4,000 kids, who are part of the league in the State of California.
In order to play on the league, kids must be between the ages of 7 to 14 and must keep at least a 2.0 GPA to remain on the team as a football player or a cheerleader. Each year an all-conference championship game is held to reward the students for their educational progress and sport skills.
There are plans in the near future to expand the Snoop Youth Football League into Las Vegas as well.