During a recent trip to Chicago, Diggy Simmons paid a visit to Snoop Dogg's Snoop Youth Football League where he and Jacob Lattimore surprised hundred of teens during the group's benefit party. The two showered the students with encouragement, pledged their support for the organization, and promised they'd be back for a benefit concert in the future.
Hopefully this helping hand swoops in soon as reports say that the branch is going through financial difficulties. According to Fox Chicago News, the league is thousands of dollars behind in bills and as a result, the league's football team, The Pilsen Jets, were forced to end their season early. The team, which consists of 7- to 14-year-old boys, was supposed to play Sunday's playoff game.
The team's football equipment cost $22,000 and remain unpaid. Reports say that if the team showed up on the field Sunday, the sponsor would take away the children's uniforms and equipment.
Snoop Dogg created the youth league for at-risk 7- to 13-year-olds almost eight years ago in South Central, Los Angeles before expanding to Chicago and Las Vegas. The Chicago division of the Snoop Youth Football League launched earlier this year as a way to keep kids off the streets.