Maryland sports apparel company Under Armour was recognized as one of four finalists for the Corporate Community Impact Award at ESPN's Sports Humanitarian Awards in Los Angeles July 11. Highlights of the awards show will air on ESPN July 25.
Under Armour was a finalist for its leadership in the renovation of UA House, a community center in East Baltimore. The community center, whose renovation was largely financed by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, is adjacent to the Pleasant View Gardens community and had a grand opening in November.
While the UA House at 1100 E. Fayette St. provides hundreds of youths with sports and fitness opportunities daily on its basketball courts and turf field, its facilities offer a great deal more. At UA House, youths and adults are afforded academic help, workplace guidance and even entrepreneurial training. Both GED and ESL help are also available.