Sprint to Cite Soleil is more than Basketball. This week the high school French class at The Blake School in Minneapolis wrote letters to students at Lycee National de Cite Soleil School. The students received the letters and wrote back to their new Minneapolis Pen pals. Pictures were exchanged and friendships are beginning. Letters will be exchanged in May and June also. We have a lot to learn from each other! Gen Espwa! (Have Hope)!
Today Minnesota and Haiti came together to tell the story of the Shapiro family and how Sprint to Cite Soleil began. Sam Shapiro, President of Sprint to Cite Soleil, and Marc-Arthur, Sam's brother, got to speak at Xcel Energy Center in front of a live audience of over 18,000 people, along with hundreds more online. Thank you WE Day for this incredible opportunity and for inspiring us all!
Saturday night Sprint's Co-Founder's siblings, Jake and Cate, organized a fundraiser where friends came together for dinner and fun. 9th graders from several schools learned about Sprint to Cite Soleil from Sam Shapiro and kids donated generously towards the program. It is amazing what teenagers can do! Thank you to Sports Engine for hosting this event at their office- what a cool spot to come together!
The Sprint kids received a special visit from Cite Soleil's congressman Lemaire Pierre during yesterday mornings training session. Pierre took the time to thank the Sprint to Cite Soleil team and coaching staff for their hard work. He also encourage the Sprint kids to continue to work hard in training and at school. Thank you Pierre for your support!