Under Armour and Sport Chek Launch Search for 2018 Canadian Youth Ambassadors

ARE YOU NEXT?

TORONTO, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The 2nd annual Team UA NEXT Canada Powered by Sport Chek campaign kicks off to find the NEXT generation of Under Armour athletes. Seven to 12-year-old hard-working athletes are eligible to compete to become the face of Under Armour in a brand campaign at Sport Chek stores across Canada.

The winning boy and girl will join the elite roster of Under Armour athletes and serve as a youth ambassador for the brand. In addition to being featured in the brand campaign, winners will receive exclusive access to Under Armour gear.

Parents, guardians, mentors and coaches have until August 31, 2017 to nominate a young athlete online at TeamUAnext.ca. Entrants must submit videos throughout the summer showing their passion and athleticism to make a compelling case for why they should be the next Under Armour athlete.

"Last year hundreds of talented young athletes from coast to coast showed us how they hustle, persevere, and compete and we are excited to see who will tryout this year," said Shana Ferguson, Marketing Director, Under Armour Canada.

The current Team UA NEXT Canada Powered by Sport Chek campaign features eleven-year-olds Brenden McLeod of Newmarket and Maya Rajhans of Etobicoke. Brenden is a hockey and lacrosse player and Maya is a basketball and soccer player. They were chosen because they had the right mix of determination, passion, teamwork, and WILL. Videos of Brenden and Maya can be found here.

"We are looking forward to the second year of this exciting program with Under Armour and showcasing these talented young athletes in our stores," said Troy Lemens, Chief Merchant, FGL Sports/Sport Chek.

For more information on TEAM UA NEXT Canada powered by Sport Chek, or to submit a nomination, visit TeamUAnext.ca. Also check out @sportchek on Twitter and Instagram using #TAKEYOURSPOT and #UANEXTCANADA.

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UA.C), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at uabiz.com.

About FGL Sports
FGL Sports Ltd. is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods, offering a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products and operating more than 400 stores from coast to coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek, Sports Experts, Atmosphere, National Sports, Intersport, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, Pro-Hockey Life, Sports Rousseau and l'Entrepôt du Hockey. FGL Sports also has websites for several of its corporate and franchise banners which can be accessed through its main website at FGLSports.com.

SOURCE Under Armour, Inc.

For further information: Graziella Fadel, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-413-5191, gfadel@paradigmpr.ca


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