Snoop Dogg, ex-NBA player Morris Peterson host game to help Flint

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: DJ Snoopadelic AKA Snoop Dogg spins onstage during DirecTV Super Saturday Night co-hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV at Pier 70 on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for DirecTV)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Rapper Snoop Dogg and former Toronto Raptors player Morris Peterson are hosting a celebrity basketball game to help Flint amid the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water.

“Hoop 4 Water” is scheduled for Saturday at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint.

Snoop Dogg met with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver in January during a water drive in the city. Peterson, who is from Flint, told The Flint Journal that the rapper is “concerned with what he can do for the city.”

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation for water relief efforts.

Flint switched in 2014 to using the Flint River but failed to add the proper chemical treatment. Lead from old pipes leached into the water, and people were exposed for months.

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