Fast Facts: Sept. 9

• Snoop Dogg strongly encourages kids to participate in extracurricular activities. He subsidized about $2 million every year to extra-curricular activities for children.

• Snoop Dogg started his own youth football league called the Snoop Youth Football League.

• Snoop Dogg is the natural son of Vernell Varnado and Beverly Tate. However his mother married Cordozar Calvin Broadus Sr., who adopted his stepson.

• Snoop attended Jordan High School in Long Beach, Calif. He later graduated high school at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

• Snoop Dogg is the cousin of NFL offensive back Deshaun Hill.

• Snoop Dogg was originally chosen as the role of L.J. in “”Resident Evil: Apocalypse”” (2004) but he left the project.

Bootsy Collins, a legendary funk bassist and member of the band Parliament-Funkadelic.