TOWSON ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH UNDER ARMOUR
Tigers to be Fitted in Under Armour Apparel and Footwear Through 2017-18 Academic Year
BALTIMORE, Md. – The Towson University Department of Athletics has announced it has extended its relationship with Under Armour, Inc., a Baltimore-based leader in innovative performance apparel, footwear, equipment, and accessories, to provide on-field apparel, accessories, equipment, and footwear for all Tiger athletics programs through the 2017-18 academic year. The extension adds five years to the original four-year agreement that was signed in 2009.
Under Armour is a company that was built on the idea of innovation from the beginning and has grown into a global brand with the mission to make all athletes better.
“This is an exciting announcement for Towson,” said Director of Athletics Mike Waddell. “As a part of the greater Baltimore community that includes Under Armour itself, we are honored that they have seen the vision that the University and athletics administrations have set forth and they want to be a part of it. Under Armour is a leader and innovator in the athletic performance apparel industry, both core values that speak to the heart of Towson University, academically and athletically.”
“Towson is a remarkable university with both outstanding academics and athletics and Under Armour is thrilled to continue this partnership,” said Walker Jones, Sr., Director, Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “We look forward to working with Mike and his team to provide the Tigers with competitive advantages on the field through our innovation in performance products.”
About Towson University Athletics
Towson University offers the most comprehensive sports program in the metropolitan Baltimore area, fielding 20 varsity teams that compete in the Colonial Athletic Association. Since joining the league in 2001-02, the Tigers have won CAA titles in football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming and diving, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s golf. A number of student-athletes have gone on to enjoy professional careers, including most recently Jermon Bushrod, the All-Pro left tackle for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints; outfielder Casper Wells of the Seattle Mariners; and shooting guard Gary Neal of the San Antonio Spurs. In May 2011, the department broke ground on the future of Towson Athletics as it began construction of Tiger Arena, a new 5,000-seat, state-of-the-art arena for basketball, volleyball and gymnastics, slated to open this Spring.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.ua.com.