MISSOULA, Mont.-(Ammoland.com)- Under Armour, the originator of performance apparel and gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light, is strengthening its support of conservation with a new donation to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
“On behalf of the millions of loyal Under Armour customers who hunt and enjoy the outdoors, we're proud to support the amazing conservation success of the Elk Foundation,” said Kip Fulks, Under Armour senior vice president, Outdoor Division.
The company's contribution will help the Elk Foundation's mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. Additionally, Fulks, an avid elk hunter, has joined RMEF as a new life member.
Since launching in 1984, RMEF has led habitat protection and stewardship programs impacting over 5.4 million acres, improving and expanding outdoor opportunities.
“We're honored that a company of Under Armour's stature views us and our work so favorably. In the outdoor marketplace, no company has rocketed to the top faster, and no company today has a greater cool factor' among the young people that we'd like to engage in conservation,” said David Allen, Elk Foundation president and CEO.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has already conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.4 million acresÃ¢â‚¬”a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. Most work occurs on public lands. More than 570,000 acres have been opened or secured for public access including hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.
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 .