After 18 years of playing professional soccer, Tony Sanneh retired from the sport in 2010. But “retired” is hardly a word that describes this world soccer great. A native of St. Paul, Minn., he established The Sanneh Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in 2003; its purpose is to provide positive environments – including soccer clinics and camps – for urban youth in America. We caught up with Sanneh by phone to find out more about his projects and passions.
At her cover shoot for the July/August 2008 issue of Experience Life, former soccer pro Julie Foudy talks about the role sports have taken in shaping her life and explains why she believes it’s important for young girls to get involved in them, too.