AURORA, Colo. -- The Snoop Youth Football League is a nonprofit designed as a way to give inner-city kids a positive outlet. But parents said the first season in Colorado is not living up to those values.
Parents said they were promised nice uniforms, referees, a full season of games – none of which came through. The league says otherwise, so a meeting was held Monday night at Gateway High School to try to resolve the issues.
The Snoop Youth Football League even flew in it’s commissioner from Los Angeles to help with a resolution.
“Two weeks prior to your first game, it was so unorganized I said you guys are not ready to launch the brand here in Colorado,” SYFL Commissioner Hamid Wadood said.
That’s not what parents wanted to hear, so they started to voice their concerns.
“You guys bringing out a half-jacked product that takes our cash and puts our kids at a disadvantage. You guys didn’t come through with what you guys promised," one parent said.
“That’s why we paid the money, that’s why we show up to practice three nights a week. Relying on you guys to fix that all behind the scenes.”
Most of the affected families want their money back.
“Stop blaming him, stop blaming him, blame yourselves and return that money," one said.
Others wanted to finish the season for the kids.
“These are my kids, I started an organization, this is my heart now don’t come in here and blame us," a parent said.
The meeting ended with no apparent resolution. The SYFL will forget the money owed and some teams will try to play out the rest of the season while other teams called it quits.