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Under Armour pledges $2M to support people impacted by coronavirus pandemic

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Under Armour’s Infinite reflective running shoes. Photo courtesy of Under Armour.

Under Armour, the global athletic apparel company headquartered in Tide Point, is pledging up to $2 million to support people affected by COVID-19, while also encouraging people to exercise while they are self-isolating in their homes.

The company is donating $1 million to hunger-relief organization Feeding America, and will donate up to $1 million worth of money and product to support Good Sports’ effort to provide equipment, footwear and apparel to youth sports leagues, as part of a 30-day fitness challenge.

Kevin Plank to step down as CEO of Under Armour

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Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in 2016. Photo via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Kevin Plank is stepping down as CEO of Under Armour, the athletic apparel he founded more than two decades ago and built into a giant with more than $5 billion in revenue, at the end of 2019.

President and COO Patrik Frisk will take over CEO duties on Jan. 1, and Plank will stay on as chairman of the board and “brand chief,” the firm announced this morning.

WSJ: Plank has ‘problematic’ relationship with MSNBC anchor

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Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in 2016. Photo via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is reportedly involved with MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, and executives at the Baltimore-based apparel company have expressed concerns the journalist has taken on an advisory role that executives find “unusual and problematic,” according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.

Report: Under Armour no longer covering employees’ strip club outings

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Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in 2016. Photo via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Under Armour hasn’t escaped the #MeToo movement unscathed.

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, employees at the South Baltimore athletic apparel giant were informed earlier this year that corporate wouldn’t continue paying for their trips to local strip clubs with company credit cards. And the same brief exposé, published today, alleges a deeper culture of sexism and misconduct in the company’s upper ranks.

Under Armour, ESPN paying nonprofits to convert Baltimore’s vacant lots into rec space

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A formerly vacant lot at Greenmount and Whitridge avenues. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

Cable TV’s largest sports network and South Baltimore athletic apparel maker Under Armour are offering hundreds of thousands in funding to nonprofits in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Los Angeles to convert vacant lots into play space.

Under Armour is Now Team Canada’s Official Footwear Sponsor

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The UA Govie Boot with Team Canada logo. Photo via Under Armour.

Canada’s Olympic teams will be rocking footwear designed in South Baltimore for the next eight years.

Smart garments in Baltimore: It ain’t just Under Armour

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Photo by Stephen Babcock

When Philip Spector arrived in Baltimore in the 1960s, the city’s textile industry was booming. Brands like London Fog, Joseph A. Bank and Haas Tailoring all had sizable operations in the downtown area between Baltimore, Lombard, Howard and Paca Streets.

He recalls a veritable army of seamstresses and tailors: thousands in that area alone.

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