Long Beach Boys & Girls Clubs Honor Warren G

West Coast rap star Warren G will be on the receiving end of accolades from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach as the organization takes time out to honor the entertainer.

Warren G will receive the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach Image Award today (December 18) during an awards ceremony in Long Beach.

The event, which will take place at the John C. Wallace/Petrolane Club on 1920 Lemon Street, will recognize the rapper/producer for his commitment to Long Beach youth and the community of hometown.

Warren G will be among an esteemed group Long Beach resident honored by the Boys & Girls Club.

Other honorees include actor Percy Daggs, Jr. and NFL wide receiver Samie Parker, who will receive the organization’s alumni awards. Professional boxer Jeremy Williams and actor Daniel Crocktt will also be on hand at the event to accept community leadership awards.

According to Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach branch director Keith Lilly, the award recipients represent a chance to highlight those who have not forgotten where they came from despite their success.

“There is so much greatness that comes out of Long Beach,” Lilly said, while noting the timing of the awards ceremony. “It’s a good feeling knowing that no matter how successful our honorees have become in life, they still continue to give back to their hometown. There’s something very humbling about that. Especially at this time of the year.”

The Boys & Girls Club’s honoring of Warren G comes amid the recent release of the rapper’s latest album, The G Files.

The offering, which hit stores in September, features appearances from Snoop Dogg, Bishop Lamont, Paul Wall, Ray J and Ice Cube.

The Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach’s awards presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. A toy give-away to local youth will follow at 5:00 p.m.

Warren G’s The G-Files is in stores now.