By Tim Saunders on
The league was established in California in 2004 to keep kids active while helping them learn team building and leadership. And now, following the murder of a local Chicago honor student by a gang, Snoop is adding eight teams of young players to a Chicago division to try to stop street violence in the city.
“This is a great day for the youth of the city of Chicago,” says Tonja Styles, who will head the Chicago League. "They deserve a real chance. And it’s a great day for hip-hop.
“When the Derrion Albert tragedy shocked the world and embarrassed this city, the hip-hop artists were the first to respond… because they come from the same conditions and challenges these kids are facing.
“But it was Snoop who had a ‘real’ program that offers a ‘real’ alternative to the streets. We can’t continue to say, ‘Stop the Violence,’ and not offer something in its place.”
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