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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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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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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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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