Mark firmly believes in “the power of the ball” as an effective tool to empower the youth. The power of sport lies in its ability to instil, inspire and affect positive change. Sport changes attitudes, builds skills and brings together people of all races and abilities. While some might see a ball as a toy or simply sports equipment, Mark sees it as an invitation, a life changer and often a life saver. A ball is iconic of a shareable experience that transcends geopolitical, racial, economic, gender and intellectual constraints. When you pass a ball through hands or feet to one another things change, barriers are broken, opportunities are created, connections are made and most importantly, friendships are formed. It’s that positive exchange of spirit and achievement that forms the basis of The Foundation.