Under Armour announces 'WIN Baltimore' community program

May 22, 2012|Sun Staff report

Under Armour has announced a new "community-based empowerment program" titled "WIN Baltimore," with its first initiative being the renovation of the football stadium at Dunbar.

The Locust Point-based apparel company revealed the plans to Dunbar coaches, administrators and students Friday, in a ceremony that included company founder and CEO Kevin Plank and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

According to a news release sent this week, Under Armour will fund the construction of "a state-of-the-art turf football field with new stadium lights, a first-rate scoreboard, wrap-around track and more." The project will also include the development of two new computer labs. It's scheduled to be complete by the start of next school year.

Additional projects between Under Armour and Dunbar will be finalized in the coming months, the news release said. They will focus on after-school and mentorship.

“We are thrilled about our latest philanthropic initiative focused on giving back to the city we call home. ‘WIN Baltimore’ is a reflection of our commitment to work with civic leaders and the entire community in an effort to make Baltimore a better place to live, work and play,” Amy Larkin, a vice president at Under Armour, said in a statement. “Dunbar has long been a staple of the Baltimore community and a place that shares many of the same values as our brand. We look forward to all the amazing things we will do together and the positive impact it will generate in Baltimore.”

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