Sep 11, 2015
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Snoop Dogg will be among the coaches trying to guide their youth football teams to season opening wins at Kennedy High this Saturday.

We told you in May how the Richmond Steelers recently joined the Snoop Youth Football League, an ever-expanding organization started by the famous rapper in 2005. On Saturday, the season begins with the Diamond Valley Steelers of Southern California traveling to the Richmond Steelers’ home base.

Snoop is both the president and a coach of the Diamond Valley Steelers organization.

Games will be played from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kennedy High, said Lil Ric, a Richmond resident and Steelers coach. At 1 p.m., Snoop will coach the Diamond Valley Steelers’ 12-under team against Michael VanHook’ 12-under Richmond Steelers.

Lil Ric credited Steelers President Eric Martin and Vice President William Bryant for making this all possible.

Snoop is quite apparently pumped about the new season. He took to social media to discuss his team’s preseason ranking, and added that “it should b fun 2 c who is really. 1.”



Community members are encouraged to come cheer on their Richmond Steelers. Kennedy High is located at 4300 Cutting Blvd.



  1. Thank you Mr Snoop Dog for putting us on the Map for sports or anything.. I graduated Class of 1975 the 40 yrs at the same time the Warriors did the impossible an won it all. Now all im asking for is star power at our JFK 40 year reuion. It would be a blessing from God for you Snoop Dog to come to the reiuon an get Stephen Curry to just show up an be seen, an my life. After losing my dad a Marine to cancer an my mom sme years back to a heart attack suddenly it was over, they are gone 71 mom 77 dad. I really hope this can happen all five of my 4 sisters 1 bro.Rev Rick Danner pastor in Seattle Wa. we all graduated from J FK high school. My dad worked as a custodian in the 70s 80s till he became supervisor over the school district. Much love for what you have done giving back Snoop hope we can make it happen. Ms. Stardoh$ Danner its in October early in I will get all details for you if it can happen northern Cal.God bless you all. my email address is

    doreen danner | Sep 14th, 2015

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.