BRASELTON, Ga. – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA), the originator of performance apparel, will team up with American Junior Golf Association alumnus Hunter Mahan to host the Under Armour / Hunter Mahan Championship on April 24-26.
The tournament play will take place at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, and will feature 72 of the top junior golfers- boys and girls ages 12-18. Historically, the event has been one of the strongest on the AJGA schedule, boasting a top-20 strength of field for both the Boys and Girls Divisions for the past two years.
Mahan, the 1999 Rolex Junior Player of the Year and three-time Rolex Junior All-American has been a supporter of the AJGA and will be on-site to meet the next generation of junior golfers. While on the PGA TOUR in 2008, Mahan was selected to the victorious Ryder Cup team and ended the season ranked No.18 in the FedEx Cup point standings.
“I am thrilled to partner with a tournament known for its high standard of athletic performance,” said Mahan. “I have great memories from my years in the AJGA and I want to help provide today’s young golfers with the opportunity to achieve their dreams.”
“Building on the historic strength of the tournament, we are very excited to have the support from Under Armour and Hunter Mahan to elevate the popularity among junior golfers,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA executive vice president of corporate partnerships. “The Under Armour / Hunter Mahan Championship is sure to be a success in 2009.”
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.
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. 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.