Kevin Plank continues to show his affection for his adopted hometown of Baltimore.
The founder and chief executive officer of Under Armour this week opened the newly renovated UA House at Fayette, a Living Classroom at 1100 East Fayette Street, adjacent to the Pleasant View Gardens community in the Baltimore Target Investment Zone. The center will serve children, youth and families in the area with diverse programming.
Plank and Under Armour first announced the long-term investment in the refurbishment of the facility and programming earlier this year.
“I am both incredibly proud and humbled to see UA House at Fayette open its doors to the community,” said Plank. “This center represents our values and commitment to our hometown of Baltimore, and more importantly, to the people of the city. The UA House at Fayette will become a hub of activity and energy, creating an environment where all can be inspired with the resources to make their dreams a reality.”
The renovated 30,000-square-foot facility includes over 10,000 square feet of new usable space.
“This is a game changer,” said James Piper Bond, president and ceo of the Living Classrooms Foundation. “Their tremendous generosity has enabled us to create an amazing resource for the community that will transform the lives of children, youth, and adults every day.”
The facility was funded initially with a $5 million contribution from the Cupid Foundation, Plank’s private foundation, along with the Baltimore Ravens, which transformed an old outdoor basketball court into a state-of-the-art indoor turf field and covered pavilion, and others.
In addition, Under Armour employees will volunteer their time at the facility.