Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg Co-host the First Annual “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.
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 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
No easy competition here… Snoop Dogg Team Roster(USC)…
3.Metta World Peace
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.
“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!
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.
Published on Aug 21, 2013