WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 12, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama's cabinet, will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to present the first SBA Hall of Champions award to Under Armour and Kevin Plank. The event will be held at Under Armour's global headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Hall of Champions honors successful U.S. companies that commenced with the support and foundation from SBA. Plank started his company as a student at the University of Maryland and received a game-changing SBA loan which kept his dream alive. Under Armour has grown from a small business with $17,000 in sales in the first year to a multibillion dollar global performance brand.
Prior to the award presentation, Plank will join SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet and Mayor Rawlings-Blake for a conversation on fostering entrepreneurship, the value and importance of the SBA, and Under Armour's pursuit of empowering athletes around the world.
Join the conversation using #SBAChampions on Twitter and Facebook.
WHO: SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank
WHAT: Hall of Champions Award & moderated discussion, hosted by Mark Walsh, SBA Office of Investment and Innovation
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12
WHERE: Under Armour Global Headquarters
1020 Hull Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
HOW: Media should email Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (202) 205-8520 to RSVP.
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration