Under Armour has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Fight For Children, a non-profit working to improve early childhood and K-12 education.
The Baltimore-based sports apparel brand said Tuesday it will serve as the presenting sponsor of the group's annual Fight Night fundraising event, now in its 25th year. The Washington fund-raiser attracts 2,000 attendees from business, government, entertainment and community service for a night of entertainment and professional boxing. The event raises money for education and health care services for low-income children and to increase the availability of sports.
"Under Armour is proud to partner with Fight For Children to continue to support programs that increase access to athletics, improve academic performance, and promote school readiness in our local youth," said Stacey Ullrich, Under Armour's director of corporate giving.
Fight For Children will contribute $1 million from Fight Night 2013 to Washington-based projects and another $1 million to Baltimore-area projects.
In Baltimore, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will use a grant to build a multi-purpose turf field at Latrobe Park in Locust Point, where Under Armour is based. In addition, fitness centers at Western High School and Baltimore Design School will be renovated, and the Baltimore Parks and People Foundation will expand its middle school athletic program.