Snoop Dogg will be hitting Flint, MI, again soon to be a part of the second annual Hoop 4 Water celebrity basketball game to help with the city’s water crisis!
Snoop visited the city several times throughout 2016 and 2017, and even met with the city’s mayor Karen Weaver to discuss the water crisis (along with a medical marijuana dispensary…because it’s Snoop). He also teamed up with retired NBA baller Morris Peterson, Jr. to create the first Hoop 4 Water event, which took place last year.
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron, Harlem Globetrotters guard Carlos “Dizzy” English, Detroit rapper Trick Trick, pro boxer Anthony Dirrell, and former NBA player Mateen Cleaves all played the first game, along with Snoop himself. Others in attendance included Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo, journalist Sway Calloway, the Detroit Pistons dance team, legendary Flint rapper MC Breed’s daughter Lexi Breed, and musician Mama Sol.
This year’s game, organized by the Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation, will take place on Saturday, May 20, at Dort Federal Event Center in Flint. A list of celebs attending hasn’t been announced yet, but tickets are on sale on Ticketmaster. Tickets run $10.50-$48.50, with VIP tickets including a meet and greet with Snoop Dogg and Morris Peterson along with a gift bag.
It’s great that Flint continues to get support from celebs, but terrible that they’re even in this position in the first place. The city’s water continues to be contaminated after almost three years, and it’s absolutely unacceptable. Thankfully, celebrities and others have been active in not only raising money and donating water, but continuing to bring awareness to the city of Flint and its citizens in need of clean water.