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

By Kristi Hofacker | 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 office for just over one month, both new mayors exuded a youthful vigor as they encouraged gala participants to continue supporting TSF…

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Conway Cheer Team Walks Away With Crowd-Pleasing Gold

By Kristi Hofacker | 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 Cheer Team, comprised of girls ages 8-14, stole the show during the Eighth Annual TSF Gala4Goals, prompting the audience to…

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

By Kristi Hofacker | 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 Kristi Hofacker | 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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January Impact Trip Day 3 – Roxane Battle – 1/23/2018

By Kristi Hofacker | 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 Kristi Hofacker | 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 Kristi Hofacker | 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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December Impact Trip Day 3 – Jessica Mendez – 12/11/2017

By Kristi Hofacker | December 12, 2017

December Impact Trip Day 3 – Jessica Mendez – 12/11/2017 Waking up early on a Monday morning is usually the most dreaded thing but when you wake up early to the rising sun in Haiti, life is exciting knowing that you’ve got a full day of adventure ahead of you. The first thing on tap for this morning was jumping in the pool while others kept sleeping. After an hour of swimming the day had been planned…

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December Impact Trip Day 2 – Anyssa Ibrahim – 12/10/2017

By Kristi Hofacker | December 11, 2017

December Impact Trip Day 2 – Anyssa Ibrahim – 12/10/2017 Got up this morning, had a pretty good breakfast and left with the car. We went to the supermarket first , and bought some snacks for the day. After the supermarket we  headed towards the mountains. Amazing!! The view and the historical background was crazy to see and hear. We were able to see a big part of the country from up there. We ended…

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December Impact Trip Day 1 – Malani Lee – 12/9/2017

By Kristi Hofacker | December 11, 2017

December Impcat Trip Day 1 – Malani Lee – 12/9/2017 Wake up time 6:45 am because the earlier we wake the closer we get to helping out the beautiful people in my favorite place Cite De Soleil a part of Haiti. Cite De Soleil is known as dangerous, poor, high crime YET every time I go there it is nothing but smiles. Smiles that can light up a room and laughter that brings you nothing but joy.…

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