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PGCC Partners with Under Armour

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Article by: Deidra Hill, hilldw@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Prince George's Community College has partnered with Under Armour, a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, to provide uniforms, footwear and accessories for all of its athletic teams, known as the Owls. The partnership begins July 1. PGCC is the only community college in Maryland with an exclusive agreement with Under Armour.

The three-year agreement includes head-to-toe Under Armour products such as uniforms, practice gear, footwear, headwear and socks for the college's men and women's soccer, men and women's basketball, men and women's track and field, softball, baseball and cheerleaders teams. Additionally, the partnership includes apparel for athletic staff.

"Under Armour is a leader in performance apparel, and our teams are excited to partner with an innovative company," said Jo Ann Todaro, athletics director. "Prince George's Community College is committed to the overall improvement of the student athlete, and this partnership provides another step toward excellence," she added.

The agreement offers the college discounts on apparel through its team dealer, Marlow Sports. In return, Under Armour will display two banners on-field and on-court as well as use approved photographs and audiovisual footage of PGCC team games to promote Under Armour and Under Armour products.

The Athletic Department at Prince George's Community College comprises 12 teams and is a member of both the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Association (MD JUCO). The Owls have consistently enjoyed considerable success as they are ranked nationally, and many PGCC athletes transfer to four-year institutions to continue their academic and athletic success.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College enrolls about 44,000 students each year in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and the Culinary Arts Program in Capitol Heights. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu and follow on Twitter,  Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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