Update (5/21/17): Apparently, Snoop D.O. Double G didn’t get to play this year… From MLive:
Morris Peterson woke up to a phone call from Snoop Dogg on Saturday morning.
Sadly, the legendary rapper was calling to inform him that he wouldn’t likely be in attendance for their second annual Hoop 4 Water charity basketball game at the Dort Federal Event Center.
“He was trying to make it but he had some obligations with Martha Stewart,” Peterson said. “They are actually filming a show but he donated the jerseys and what he started for us here, bringing a light to Flint, we want to carry that torch.
“It’s not that he won’t be in attendance in the future for future things.”
Snoop Dogg will be in Flint this Saturday, playing in the second annual ‘Hoop 4 Water’ celebrity basketball game. The event raises money to help folks affected by the city’s water crisis.
The event organized by the Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Dort Federal Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road to raise funds for relief efforts.
He teamed up with Peterson, a former standout at Flint Northwestern High, Michigan State University and 11-year NBA veteran, on the inaugural event in May 2016 through his foundation.
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 took the court during the first game.
Watch out… Some losers are trying to steal money from people in need.
A warning has been issued by the Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation about a fake Facebook page circulating regarding an upcoming celebrity basketball game set to raise money to aid in the Flint water crisis.
“DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS via the Facebook page photographed below,” reads the message that advising of the actual places to purchase tickets for the May 20 Hoop 4 Water game at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint.
The picture tied to the Facebook page includes an image of retired professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
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