News: Snoop Dogg Laces Up For Celebrity B-Ball Game

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 5:45AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Snoop Dogg Warren G, Brian McKnight and others have joined forces to participate in an annual charity celebrity basketball game in California this weekend.

The event will aim to raise funds for constructing a local community center.

It will benefit The Stepping Stone, a new youth center in Compton for local area youth to learn sports, arts, and receive academic tutoring. Hosted by Zion Baptist Evangelistic Temple and PreachBoy Ministries, proceeds raised will help to finish construction on the once vacant building slated to open to the public in the Spring. (Hip Hop Press)

There will be a mixture of entertainers and renowned sports stars.

Scehduled to appear are Los Angeles Lakers Forward Trevor Ariza, Eric "Lil Eazy E" Wright Jr., actors Allen Payne ("House of Payne"), Arlen Escarpeta ("American Dreams") and former NBA players Khalid Reeves (Chicago Bulls Guard), Pooh Richardson (Los Angeles Clippers Point Guard), and Byron Russell (Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets Shooting Guard). (Press Release)

Los Angeles Sparks coach Michael Cooper and all-star Lisa Leslie will host.

The game will take place on Saturday, January 17 at 4 p.m. at Compton High School (601 S. Acacia Avenue Compton). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of or by phone at (877) 689-7717. For more information, please call (877) 689-7717. (Press Release)

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