Once a year, Salesforce.com puts on a program that works with youth from under-resourced and low-income communities who want to learn about entrepreneurship. By joining the corporate world for a week at regional Salesforce.com offices and learning from employees and mentors, Biz Academy provides hands-on experience and real-world business experience. Hundreds of Salesforce employees donate their time, their experience, and even their hard earned money to help these deserving young individuals achieve the goals that they’ve set out for themselves.
In Sydney, Biz Academy 2011 partnered with BBall4All to bring a fun and active twist to the program. Working with Bob Turner (BBall4All Director, and ex. Sydney Kings player, coach, and GM) and Steve Carfino (OneHD NBL commentator and Sydney Kings legend), the program centered around how the fundamentals of sport can be incorporated into a not for profit program that encourages good health , education, and social habits. I had the fantastic opportunity to donate my time to this great cause, and capture it all from start to finish. There was even a bit of wheelchair basketball thrown into the mix to test the teams, and push them to think outside the box.