Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg Co-Host the First Annual “Athletes vs. Cancer” Celebrity Flag Football Game

Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg Co-host the First Annual “Athletes vs. Cancer” Celebrity Flag Football Game!

 

Snoop Dogg and Matt Barnes at the 1st Anual "Athletes vs. Cancer" Celebrity Flag Football Game

The Powerhouse athlete Matt Barnes and Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg joined forces for a great Cause. The “Athletes vs. Cancer” Celebrity Flag Football Game kicked off this past Sunday August 18th at Palisades Charter High School.

The adorable newlyweds Matt and Gloria Barnes

 

Admirably this would have been Matt Barnes and wife Gloria’s honeymoon weekend, but the adorable newlyweds invited close friends and big names to rally in the fight against cancer.

Matt Barnes lost his mother to cancer in 2007. Since then he has used his star power to raise awareness and help raise funds to assist patients, families and cancer research.

Fans and Cancer survivors cheered from the stands in a UCLA vs. USC themed flag football game.

Cancer Surviors got a chance to meet the players

Cancer Survivors even got the chance to meet their favorite superstars up close and personal during a meet and greet on the football field.Snoop Dogg even gave a little boy the jersey right off of his back following the game! He made a kids day, the little boy was jumping for joy! 

 Talk about friendly competition! Matt Barnes Team (UCLA)…

1.   Warren Moon

2.   Gloria Govan-Barnes

3.   DeAndre Jordan

4.   Blake Griffin

5.   Mike Epps

6.   Brandon Jennings

7.   Ryan Hollins

8.   DJ Quick

9.   Victor Ortiz

10. Craig Wayans

11. Kareem Rush

12 .Quinton Aaron

13. Bryshon Nellum

The All-Stars pose for a group photo

 

No easy competition here… Snoop Dogg Team Roster(USC)…

1.Rodney Peete

2.Laura Govan

3.Metta World Peace

4.Red Grant

5.Nick Young

6.DeMar Derozan

7.Marcellus Wiley

8.Warren G

9.Ray J

10.Omar Gooding

11.Mac Lucci

12.Greg Smith

13.Marques Houston

 

 Snoop Dogg and his Team took home the big win in a last minute touch-down! 

In the past the Barnes Dynamic Duo have hosted Celebrity Golf and Basketball events all open to the public.

The events help raise funds for cancer screenings.

 

Professional Boxer Victor Ortiz said he was excited to attend the event and says he knows professional boxers who have had their own fight against caner.

Victor Ortiz showing support in the fight against Cancer

 

“I know great fighters who have beaten cancer and are at the top of their game! That is why I am here, It is an awesome cause!” –Victor Ortiz.

 

I am looking forward to future projects from the organization dedicated to a great cause!

Blake Griffin signing autographs

 

If you are interested in learning more about the organization or further events click on the link below. You can also make donations through the  offical online site. 

http://athletesversuscancer.org/

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