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Football-playing teenage girl makes plea to Under Armour at annual meeting

Football-playing teenage girl makes plea to Under Armour at annual meeting

Mahogany Kelly, a 13-year-old from New Jersey who plays football, traveled with her mother to Under Armour’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday in Baltimore to ask CEO Kevin Plank for help encouraging more girls to play the sport.

“It has come to my attention that there’s not enough motivation or inspiration for girls who play football,” said the seventh grader, who said friends often won’t follow through with their desire to play. “I feel this is happening because there’s not enough girls seeing other girls in mainstream marketing playing football.

“I feel that a great company like Under Armour, if they showed girls playing football, more would be inspired to play … and...

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