Posted: Wednesday – June 17, 2009
Snoop Dogg has signed on to help raise money for a $140 million dollar youth center in one of Long Beach’s poorest neighborhoods.
Snoop, a native of Long Beach, is recording a song to donate proceeds to The Kroc Center, a new facility run by The Salvation Army.
The Kroc will sit on 19 acres of land and will include a two-story, 84,000 square-foot recreation center with a gymnasium, a fitness center, gardening areas, walking trails, pools and other facilities to train future athletes and Olympians.
Snoop Dogg will record a track with all of the proceeds – an estimated $5 million dollars – going towards the facility.
Professional football player Willie McGinest has also signed on to promote the center’s endeavors and recently made a sizeable donation.