OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Another Oakland celebrity has joined the Oakland Roots soccer club’s ownership group. The Roots announced Tuesday that G-Eazy purchased an ownership stake in the team.
G-Eazy, whose birth name is Gerald Gillum, was born in Oakland and attended Berkeley High School. He joins NFL star Marshawn Lynch as Oakland natives to join the local soccer team’s ownership group.
The Roots were founded in 2019 by a group of Oakland natives and have since launched a women’s team, the Oakland Soul. They play their games at Laney College and compete in the National Independent Soccer Association.
The team and G-Eazy will release merchandise at the Roots’ final home game of the season on October 1. To view it, go to the Roots’ website.