Snoop Dogg hosts 4th annual football camp for kids and youth with special needs

Southwest College came alive this summer with the sounds of football. 

It was a camp held by rapper Snoop Dogg for kids and youth with special needs. This was the fourth annual Snoop Special Stars football and cheer camp.

It was a warm welcome for the Snoop, but the real stars are the kids and youth ages five on up and into their twenties attending.  

It was a welcomed day in these pandemic times. Last year's event was canceled due to COVID-19.

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According to the Snoop Special Stars program, the goal is "to inspire participants to display sportsmanship and engage in physical fitness in a fun safe environment." 

The event helps "break the negative stigma surrounding those with special needs."

Volunteer coaches helped a field of kids through football drills and cheerleading camp. For Snoop Dogg, it's a continuation of the legacy of his youth football leagues, which started in 2005.