Alley Oop Hoops is excited to announce our corporate sponsorship with 9D Sports, an athletic and skills training program for youth basketball and football.
Christopher Brown, Co-Founder of 9D Sports, has contributed five brand-new Google Chromebooks that will be provided to exemplary student-athletes who currently don't have ideal access to devices during virtual learning.
Note from Coach Josh Haymond:
"Just before Thanksgiving, I was introduced to Chris by one of Chris’ childhood friends, Brett (Brett Smith), who I met through Raleigh Chamber's Leadership Raleigh program. Brett was spot-on to make the introduction for a number of reasons.
First, Chris works at Google in Enterprise Partnerships, focused on Chromebooks, Education, and Android - all things Mobile. If nothing else, it would be a fruitful conversation for me to gain market intelligence from the major player in the Chromebook space given our success (and inventory struggles) with the Chromebook Drive.
Second, outside of Chris' professional work at Google, Chris’ side hustle is athletic performance training with his business partner Keith, and he has a heart for the youth, always looking for ways to give back with time and resources. If you're in the Northeast, check out 9D Sports at https://www.9dsports.com/
In our initial conversation, Chris shared that there wasn't much Google could do, as Google had a deficit of nearly 8 million Chromebook units at the time. But (BIG but), he had five brand-new Chromebooks at his house and was happy to send my way. Chris asked for my address and the rest was history.
Thank you, Chris, for your amazing gesture to support our youth!"