Hundreds of children try out for Snoop Bowl VII
Published: Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 7:48 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 7:48 a.m.
TAMPA BAY, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of children in the Tampa Bay area are trying out for a spot on a youth football team to play in Snoop Bowl VII.
Held the day before the Super Bowl, the game is a charity event that pits a Los Angeles youth football team coached by rapper Snoop Dogg against a team from the Super Bowl host city. Snoop's team won last year.
Roughly 350 youths ages 10 and 11 tried out Saturday for 30 slots on the local team. Former Gator defensive end Thaddeus Bullard and Pee Wee coaches helped run the youths through drills to judge their skills. A decision was to be made later Saturday.
Former Buccaneer Mike Alstott is the team's official coach.
The Jan. 31 game tales place at Gaither High School. Tickets are $15 to $40.
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