Snoop Youth Football League? News to me.
Plus, an “auction of Snoop Dogg’s paintings?”
Tonight’s soiree should be quite an event.
All the deets:
“MEDIA ADVISORY: SNOOP DOGG, JOE MONTANA, RON CONWAY, DR. ROBERT “BIKO” BAKER & MORE COME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS GUN VIOLENCE
Leaders from Tech, Music, Sports, and Politics Support “No Guns Allowed”
Program at SF Press Conference on May 29
Special Guests Include Mayor Willie Brown, MC Hammer, Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, Swimmer Diana Nyad and more
San Francisco, CA – May 28, 2014 – Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, NFL Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana, sf.citi founder Ron Conway and Executive Director, League of Young Voters Education Fund, Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker, will be the featured hosts at a May 29th benefit to raise money and awareness of the “No Guns Allowed” campaign. Other special guests to attend include former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, recording artist MC Hammer, Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, swimmer Diana Nyad, and more.
The evening will be kicked off by a press conference discussing gun violence solutions, followed by a live auction of Snoop Dogg’s paintings and other exclusive items to benefit both the “No Guns Allowed” initiative and the Snoop Youth Football League.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
“Established in 2013, “No Guns Allowed” is a non-partisan anti-gun violence campaign and partnership between Snoop Dogg and the League of Young Voters to raise awareness about our nation’s ongoing battle with gun violence. The campaign was inspired by Snoop Dogg’s peaceful single of the same name from his Reincarnated album which inspired the Executive Director of the League to write an open-letter to Snoop, expressing his gratitude for spreading a positive message in the hip-hop community. The campaign has continued to engage talent, media, influencers and local community leaders on the topic of gun violence and necessary actions to increase peace in our nation.
The Snoop Youth Football League, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this fall, was established by Snoop Dogg to create positive recreational activities for inner-city youth including cheer and football. This non-profit organization was founded to provide the opportunity for inner-city children to participate in youth football and cheer and underscores the importance of the overall message of “No Guns Allowed,” by providing youth opportunities to learn the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and self-respect, all while in a safe environment.
|WHO:||Snoop DoggJoe MontanaRon Conway
Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker
|WHAT:||Press Conference to discuss gun safety awareness (the event following the press conference is closed to press)|
|WHEN:||Thursday, May 29, 20145:00 pm|
|WHERE:||Airbnb888 Brannon StreetSan Francisco, CA|
** ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE **
The No Guns Allowed grassroots campaign is a partnership between The League of Young Voters and entertainment icon Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg. Launched in April 2013, the campaign was inspired by Snoop’s positive song “No Guns Allowed” featuring Drake and Snoop’s daughter Cori B which discusses the importance of getting our neighborhoods and communities safe from senseless gun violence. Since inception, the campaign has mobilized thousands of supporters nationwide who have taken action against gun violence, and has gained support from respected journalists, influencers, community activists, celebrities and more.
The Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to provide the opportunity for inner-city children to participate in youth football and cheer. The SYFL serves children between the ages of five and thirteen, teaching them the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and self-respect, while also stressing the importance of academics and has served over 3000 youth in under-privileged communities throughout Southern California. For additional information on Snoop Youth Football League, visit www.snoopyfl.net to learn more.
The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change. Visit us at YoungVoter.org.
Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker is the Executive Director of the League of Young Voters, and a nationally recognized leader. Based in Milwaukee, Baker is a pioneer in running city-level, data-riven voter turnout campaigns that dramatically increase the voter participation of young urban citizens. A leading voice on field campaigns targeting young African American voters, Baker serves on CIRCLE’s research advisory board and is a board member of the New Organizing Institute. He is also a well-known communicator around elections as well as cultural and political issues including gun violence and voting rights. In addition to being a former contributor to The Source, he has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News and CNN. A popular and powerful speaker at conferences and events, Baker has interviewed luminaries Cornel West, Russell Simmons, and Howard Dean, and has been on panels with many of the nation’s strongest progressive voices. Baker holds a Ph.D. in History from UCLA.
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