Snoop Dogg and former NBA baller Morris Peterson teamed up to throw first annual Hoop 4 Water charity basketball game Saturday at Flint’s Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.
All donations went towards Morris’ Foundation that aims to provide services and resources to teens in and around Flint.
“We’re here to try to fix the problem,” Snoop Dogg told Detroit Free Press. “That’s why we’re bringing joy and happiness and a basketball game so people can have some fun. But no one understands what the cause is. We’re here to make sure we get the problem fixed out here with the water situation.”
Flint residents, which have been sickened by a contaminated water crisis due to corroded water pipes and corrupt government that tried to cover it up, certainly felt the love–thousands attended the charity game.
Where they not only watched a heated matchup between Snoop and Morris (Adidas provided the sick jerseys) on the hardwood, but were provided with cases of bottled water.
Michigan State (Go Spartans!) basketball coach Tom Izzo was hanging out courtside. Not that Morris needed it, the former Toronto Raptor trounced Snoop even with NFL player Eric Enron serving as the rapper’s Scottie Pippen.
Get the game’s final score and highlights here.
MTV’s Sway was there to coach Morris’ team to victory.
Morris and Snoop were handed keys to the city by Flint Mayer Karen Weaver for their charitable efforts. And decided to make Hoop 4 Water an annual event.
Until next year guys, thanks for keeping Flint in the news. You are officially our #MCMs.