Farview soccer player Srisuk Vang thanks Tony Sanneh and his foundation for providing training and equipment for his team. Srisuk was very nervous about speaking in front of hundreds of people at the Sanneh foundation’s Gala 4 Goals fundraiser in a language he is still learning. But Srisuk and the other Farview soccer players were a big hit. Srisuk explained how all the players are Hmong refugees, most were born in Thailand, and many are very poor. Last fall the Sanneh foundation donated soccer shoes for half the players on the Farview soccer team. With the Sanneh Foundation’s help, Farview went on to win two Minneapolis city championships and the good sportsmanship award. The Gala 4 Goals was held on March 24 at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis. Farview Park is located in North Minneapolis.
Farview soccer players in red, left to right: Xai Vang, YuePeng Vang, Charmeng Vang, Wandee Yang, Vinai Yang, Meng Lee, Yula Yang, Tou Wang Lee, Srisuk Vang.
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