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THE JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD: UNDER ARMOUR & CANDIDATE STATISTICS

BALTIMORE, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation is honored to announce its new partnership with the Baltimore -based leader in athletic performance and innovation, Under Armour. With a distinct identity rooted in the City of Baltimore, Under Armour has established itself as one of the most admired global brands.

We are pleased to welcome Under Armour into the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation family and we look forward to building on this relationship. With their support of the foundation, we aim to continue the funding of underprivileged and deserving student-athletes throughout Maryland and Kentucky.

Named after one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and established in 1987, this prestigious award is presented annually at the end of each season to the nation’s top college quarterback based on character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and athletic accomplishments. Candidates must be a college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class.

Past standout winners of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award® include: Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997); Carson Palmer (USC, 2002); Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2003); Brady Quinn (Notre Dame, 2006); Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2007); Colt McCoy (Texas, 2009); Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011); Marcus Mariota (University of Oregon, 2014) and Last year’s winner, Connor Cook (Michigan State, 2015)

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award® will be presented at a ceremony on December 9, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. For the 2016 Golden Arm Award ceremony, The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. will be returning to the Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel & The Grand.

To learn more about the Golden Arm Award, please visit: The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation. Additionally, please follow the conversation throughout the season on Twitter: @GoldenArmAward or use the hashtag, #GoldenArmAward.

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 www.uabiz.com.

John Unitas Jr.
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation
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