April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Kristen Flom

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Kristen Flom April 3, 2018 …my first full day in Port-au-Prince.  Today included visiting the history museum, walking through centre ville, teaching English, distributing t-shirts and soccer shoes at the Sanneh Foundation center, walking through Cité du Soleil, eating dinner at the guest house and reflecting about…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 4/2/2018 – Kent Campbell

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 4/2/2018 – Kent Campbell Today began like most days arise with daily rituals but at an earlier time than usual to set forth on a new adventure. The first reminder of being in a new country was flipping the light switch and having no power as this is dictated…

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April Haiti Impact Trip 4/1/2018 – Cassie Johnson

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

Haiti Impact Trip 4/1/2018 – Cassie Johnson Happy Easter Fools Day! Today, Sunday April 1st, April Fool’s Day and also Easter, we all arrived in Haiti. I was especially anxious all day because I was flying Standby and I am SO HAPPY, and relieved, that I made it here to write this post! I’m so…

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Record-Breaking Gala4Goals on Same Night as Record-Breaking Snowfall

By Michael Alada | March 13, 2018

Record-Breaking Gala4Goals on Same Night as Record-Breaking Snowfall Even a record-breaking winter storm which dumped just short of a foot of snow on the Twin Cities over the course of two days wasn’t enough to stop the raging success of the record-breaking 2018 The Sanneh Foundation’s Gala4Goals, held Saturday, February 24, at the RiverCentre in…

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Super Bowl 53 Garners Supersized Live Auction Donation

By Michael Alada | March 12, 2018

Super Bowl 53 Garners Supersized Live Auction Donation Because of generous live auction donations, this year’s live auction winners will enjoy a Vikings Training Center Tour and Lunch with Vikings’ Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Warren; a Minnesota Wild hockey game in a fully-loaded, private suite; an exquisite Culinary Experience with Award-Winning Chef, David Fhima; a…

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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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