Baltimore, MD (March 10, 2008) - Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) Today, Under Armour, Inc., the leading developer and distributor of performance apparel, and Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced Under Armour's title sponsorship and the team rosters for the 35th Annual Capital Classic Game. The 2008 Under Armour Capital Classic Game takes place on Sunday, April 13 at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center. The headline game, the US All-Stars vs. Capital All-Stars starts at 5 PM EST and will be aired live on MASN.
The US All-Stars will be led by a trio of rising stars with NBA lineage. Ralph Sampson Jr. (Northview HS/University of Minnesota) is the son of Capital Classic alumni and former NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson Sr.; Klay Thompson (Santa Margarita Catholic HS/Washington State) is the son of former Los Angeles Lakers Mychal Thompson; and Renaldo Woolridge (Harvard Westlake HS/University of Tennessee) is the son of former Notre Dame and NBA player Orlando Woolridge. The Capital All-Stars roster includes Chris Braswell (Hargraves Military Academy /Georgetown University), Cameron Johnson (Gonzaga HS/University of Virginia) and Kris Joseph (Archbishop Carroll HS/Syracuse University).
The teams will be led by two rising superstars in the high school coaching ranks with their own legendary basketball pedigree. Danny Hurley (St. Benedicts Prep, NJ), son of famous high school coach Bob Hurley Sr., will lead the US All-Stars. Joe Wootten (Bishop O'Connell High School, VA), son of Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten, was selected to coach the Capital All-Stars.
"It's a privilege to be associated with this illustrious and authentic high school basketball event," said Steve Battista, VP - Brand, Under Armour. "Our mission is to make athletes better and we look forward to outfitting the next generation of basketball stars with the performance apparel that will help them raise the bar for on-court greatness."
The Under Armour Capital Classic also includes a match-up between the District All-Stars and Suburban All-Stars at 2:30 PM EST. Bruce Kelley (Bullis School, MD) will lead the District All-Stars and Tom Crowell (Springbrook High School, MD) will coach the Suburban All-Stars.
In addition to the games, the players will participate in the Capital Classic Hoopla slam dunk and three-point shooting contests at 3:30 PM EST on Friday, April 11 at Bishop O'Connell High School.
As the originators of performance apparel, Under Armour has provided athletes with the industry's most technologically advanced apparel since 1996. The brand's leading innovation in uniform designs, fabrics and textiles will revitalize the tradition-rich Capital Classic.
Since its inception in 1974, the Capital Classic has showcased the nation's top high school basketball players and introduced fans to the stars of tomorrow. Former participants include all-time greats such as Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Dominique Wilkins and today's superstars, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul. More than 125 Capital Classic participants have gone on to play in the NBA.
Tickets are now on sale online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 410-605-9381. For more information, please visit the official web site, www.thecapitalclassic.com.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand's moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional natural fiber products. 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.underarmour.com.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises
The Under Armour Capital Classic is a Corrigan Sports Enterprises Event. Corrigan Sports Enterprises is a leader in sports promotions in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region. Founded in 1991, CSE owns and operates the following events: Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival, The CareFirst Frederick Running Festival, the Charm City Challenge All-Star Basketball Game, the Under Armour Capital Classic, the Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball Series, BikeJam and the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic.