Under Armour partners to open new community center in east Baltimore

Posted at 6:31 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 18:31:10-05

There's a new community center in Baltimore and it's helping people get a hands on learning experience. 

The 30,000 square foot facility will serve neighboring families with different opportunities for wellness, workforce development, and even entrepreneurship to help with the community needs. 

It's about changing lives and bringing learning to life. 

"This is what happens when you put great things in that big bucket and one person decides to drop a stone in and you realize what happens when the rest of the community gets together and makes things happen," Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour, said. 

Plank along with the Living Classrooms Foundation opened a new renovated space that caters to athletes, scholars, and everyone in between. 

"This is the beginning of a legacy. This is groundbreaking because we've already broke ground," Ray Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens legendary linebacker, said. 

The east Baltimore 'UA House at Fayette' is a place that director Travis Street says will bring new energy into the neighborhood. 

"This is the heartbeat of that. This is that hope, that beacon of light that brings the community together," Street said. 

The space includes a covered field house, an entrepreneurship lab, a music studio, even a neighborhood kitchen -- all to inspire the next generation.

"You have created a platform so that when we're dancing with the angels, these children will rise up to be all that God meant for them to be," Rep. Elijah Cummings said during his remarks. 
It's a platform leaders say they hope will encourage, innovate, and create a lasting change. 
"Who knows what the future holds with other projects that we'll be doing in the upcoming future. 2017 is going to be an amazing year and this year is not even over yet," Street said.

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