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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 told it’s the result of residence here burning their garbage. Port au Prince lacks any semblance of a sanitation system…

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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 and it meant we had to slug it out – literally – with the morning traffic and arrived at the…

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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 found myself surrounded by new names and faces, and new exciting and exotic places to go. While that’s a story…

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TSF Receives $50,000 from Super Bowl Legacy Fund!

By Michael Alada | January 10, 2018

TSF Receives $50,000 From Super Bowl Legacy Fund! It was an eventful day at Conway today, as we were visited by friends from all over the state, community youth, and a special committee, to gather in the gym to make a big announcement. The Sanneh Foundation, Conway Community Center, and many partners have been waiting weeks to unveil a huge surprise to the community and the City of St. Paul. This surprise has been bottled…

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The Sanneh Foundation’s 6th Annual Legends Cup

By Michael Alada | January 8, 2018

The Sanneh Foundation’s 6th Annual Legends Cup Honors and Remembers Members of the local Soccer Community The Sanneh Foundation held its 6th Annual Legends Cup at the Holy Angels Academy sports dome in Richfield Minnesota. It was a time of fellowship and re-kindled competitiveness in the soccer community of Minnesota. Various groups came out to play in the cup, including soccer teams from Apple Valley, the MN United support group Dark Clouds, former Minnesota Thunder…

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The Sanneh Foundation & Minnesota Vikings Host Holiday Football Camp

By Michael Alada | January 3, 2018

The Sanneh Foundation & Minnesota Vikings Host Holiday Football Camp Friday, December 29th, Tony Sanneh and The Sanneh Foundation co-hosted a holiday football camp with E.J. Henderson and the Minnesota Vikings over the holiday break at Vikings Winter Park indoor facility in Eden Prarie, Minnesota. A bus brought 25 kids from Conway to the camp, including Conway’s East Side Blaze youth football team and neighboring Lower East Side youth football team, as well as high-school…

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The Sanneh Foundation Vikings Game Experience

By Michael Alada | January 1, 2018

The Sanneh Foundation Vikings Game Experience Conway Community Center’s East Side Blaze football team had a great experience at the Minnesota Vikings football game today. It was the Vikings last regular season game versus the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium, where home-field advantage throughout the playoffs were at stake. The Minnesota Vikings have had one of the best seasons historically this year, dominating the NFC North conference with a tenacious defense, and putting points…

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The Sanneh Foundation & Friends Hold Target Shopping Spree!

By Michael Alada | December 21, 2017

The Sanneh Foundation & Friends Hold Target Shopping Spree! The Sanneh Foundation was fortunate enough to put together a great night for ten of our youth summer camp coaches, thanking them for their great work over this past summer. Coaches gathered at the Conaway Community Center and were then taken downtown Minneapolis for a taco style buffet dinner, in a reserved room at CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar. Coaches were met by TSF Staff, and TSF…

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Ace Solid Waste Donates Bikes to Conway!

By Michael Alada | December 14, 2017

Ace Solid Waste Donates Bikes to Conway! Ace Solid Waste of Ramsey, MN surprised the Conway Community Center by showing up and delivering two truckloads of bikes to on the morning of December 14th! The night before, the Ace Solid Waste hard workers assembled all of the bikes and loaded them up to be donated to youth at Conway. Their generous donation of 150 bikes will be given to Conway youth aged 4-12 at our annual holiday…

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TSF Receives Grant from Timberwolves

By Michael Alada | December 12, 2017

TSF Receives Grant from Timberwolves Tuesday December 12th, The Sanneh Foundation attended the Minnesota Timberwolves versus the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Target Center. Staff enjoyed an exciting and close game between two of the young up and coming teams in the NBA, as both rosters hold the next generation of up and coming superstars. During a timeout in the third quarter, The Sanneh Foundation took center court, and was presented with a $5,000 check…

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