Shaq, Snoop Dogg team up with Raising Cane’s for virtual graduation party

Shaquille O’Neal and Snoop Dogg team up with Raising Cane’s to give the “Class of 2020” an epic graduation celebration. The celebrities will host a virtual graduation party for seniors across the nation on Friday, May 15.

If you want to join festivities, the virtual event will be live streamed via Raising Cane’s Facebook page starting at 8 p.m. CST.

Source: Raising Cane’s

Graduating seniors can grab their caps and gowns for the nationwide party featuring the basketball star Shaq, who has been growing in popularity as DJ Diesel, and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, who moonlights as DJ Snoopadelic. The pair will perform DJ sets during the festive farewell.

“Our partnerships with high schools and colleges in Communities across the country are some of our most cherished relationships, so we weren’t about to let their seniors move on without a proper celebration,” Raising Cane’s founder & CEO Todd Graves said in a release. “We knew we had to step up and do something special for the Class of 2020, and I immediately thought of my friends Snoop and Shaq. This graduation celebration is going to be epic!”

The event is the latest effort from regional and national brands saying congrats to graduates unable to walk across the stage due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The fast food chicken chain also teamed up with NFL stars during the week to send custom congratulations videos to some high schools and colleges around the nation. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins were featured in the videos.

Raising Cane’s said the party will also help raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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