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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 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 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 basically stopped.  We all piled into the other vehicle and were able to make it with Eric, Pouchan, Rosalithe, and…

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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 the cold weather that is a staple of Minnesota culture. With all of the buzz in the city, opportunities for…

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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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