St. Paul and Minneapolis Mayors Urge Gala Crowd To Continue Supporting TSF Programs

By Michael Alada | March 12, 2018

St. Paul and Minneapolis Mayors Grge Gala Crowd To Continue Supporting TSF Programs TSF not only had one of the new Minnesota major-city mayors in attendance, but both mayors of the state’s two largest cities, St. Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter, and Minneapolis Mayor, Jacob Frey, took the stage at the eighth annual TSF Gala4Goals.  In…

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Conway Cheer Team Walks Away With Crowd-Pleasing Gold

By Michael Alada | March 12, 2018

Conway Cheer Team Walks Away With Crowd-Pleasing Gold You knew it was good when the jumbo monitor in the ballroom caught a member of the scene-stealing Conway Cheer Team leaning over to tell another team member while taking a bow, “They’re giving us a standing ovation!” The standing ovation was indicative of how the Conway…

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Conway Community Center Gym Renovation Reveal!

By Michael Alada | February 2, 2018

Conway Community Center Gym Renovation Reveal! It was a jam-packed day for the Sanneh Foundation as our team and volunteers prepared for the grand re-opening of the Conway Community Center gym and kitchen, a project that has been a vision of Tony Sanneh’s for a long time, and that took a lot of time, preparation,…

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The Sanneh Foundation helps to host the American Heroes Launch & Youth Football Celebration

By Michael Alada | January 31, 2018

The Sanneh Foundation helps to host the American Heroes Launch & Youth Football Celebration Tony Sanneh and The Sanneh Foundation along with Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), the Jack Brewer Foundation, Minnesota Vikings (and Viktor the Viking), Trust2Protect, and the National PAL, all came together to host the American Heroes Launch & Youth Football Celebration at the West St. Paul…

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January Impact Trip Day 5 – Roxane Battle – 1/25/2018

By Michael Alada | January 30, 2018

January Impact Trip Day 5 – Roxane Battle – 1/25/2018 A writer can find inspiration anywhere: I never knew it was so peaceful on a soccer field. Thankfully it’s partly cloudy and a cool breeze blowing after an 88 degree yesterday. It’s late afternoon just before dusk and a smoky haze fills the air. I’m…

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January Impact Trip Days 4 & 5 – Simon Whitehead – 1/25/2018

By Michael Alada | January 30, 2018

January Impact Trip Days 4 & 5 – Simon Whitehead – 1/25/2018 Our last two days were filled with social, soccer and business meetings.  On Friday Tony suggested to get out of the City and visit a wonderful beach about 50 miles outside of Port au Prince called Wahoo Bay.   Unfortunately car issues and Pouchans’ ride…

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Under Armour Mall of America Super Bowl Experience

By Michael Alada | January 30, 2018

Under Armour Mall of America Super Bowl Experience The Sanneh Foundation stayed as busy as we could during the week of Super Bowl 52 hosted in our home-state of Minnesota in the gorgeously architected U.S. Bank Stadium. The twin cities were filled with action. Stars and celebrities were here from all over the states, embracing…

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January Impact Trip Day 3 – Roxane Battle – 1/23/2018

By Michael Alada | January 24, 2018

January Impact Trip Day 3 – Roxane Battle – 1/23/2018 A writer can find inspiration anywhere: I never knew it was so peaceful on a soccer field. Thankfully it’s partly cloudy and a cool breeze blowing after an 88 degree yesterday. It’s late afternoon just before dusk and a smoky haze fills the air. I’m…

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January Impact Trip Day 2 – Simon Whitehead – 1/22/2018

By Michael Alada | January 24, 2018

January Impact Trip Day 2 – Simon Whitehead – 1/22/2018 I woke up to the cocks a crowing on a beautiful January Monday in Port au Prince.  Coffee and Breakfast were ready ….but unfortunately our crew was a little sluggish and we set off for the National Stadium at 7:45am – later than planned.   The traffic was horrendous…

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January Impact Trip Day 1 – Roxane Battle – 1/21/2018

By Michael Alada | January 22, 2018

January Impact Trip Day 1 – Roxane Battle – 1/21/2018 In a previous life I often traveled to various corners of the world, four of the seven continents in fact: North and South America, Europe, and Africa. That was a long time ago.  Life has its own ebb and flow and over time I have…

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