ImageRalph Tillitt introduced Tom Roos, Special Ed teacher /soccer coach and Anna Lee, junior at Jefferson High School. The JHS girls’ soccer team is sponsoring fund raisers to support the Haitian Initiative which is a part of the Sanneh Foundation; Tony Sanneh, a St. Paul native and recently retired professional soccer player, founded the Sanneh Foundation in 2003 with a goal of helping inner city kids. The Haitian Initiative (HI) is a collaboration of partners working together to bring sustainable programs to Haiti using soccer as a  catalyst to combat the cycle of poverty. Regular school attendance and passing grades are a requirement to participate. After every practice players receive a hot  meal provided by Feed My Starving Children. For most HI  participants, this meal represents their only meal for the day. Tom and the team are hoping to bring the Haiti soccer team to Alexandria when they participate in the Schwann's Cup next July.