500 Under Armour Volunteers Renovate Spaces at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Locust Point

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, approximately 500 Under Armour employees volunteered at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Locust Point. Under Armour partnered with Heart of America Foundation and worked the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Ruppert Landscape, Mahan Rykiel, Herring Run Nursery, Site One, IMPACT Fitness Consulting, and United Rentals on the initiative.

Under Armour provided the following breakdown of the work completed at Francis Scott Key:

  • 67 Gallons of paint used to renovate 2 middle school hallways, create two indoor murals, create a blackboard in the maker’s space, and refresh 4 classrooms (this also includes paint for the outdoor mural under the statue to be painted at a later date, in sunnier weather)
  • 2 storage cabinets in the maker’s space
  • 1 lego wall in maker’s space
  • 4 outdoor convertible benches convertible benches — (to replace the rundown existing ones)
  • 10 mulberry and ash logs of varying diameters (stripped and sanded for the new plays cape area)
  • 1,000+ rocks for river bed
  • 8 pallets+ of stone material/marble
  • Estimated combined totals of 60 yards of mulch, soil and gravel for outdoor amphitheater foundation and playscape area (**balance of the material to be used next week in final anchoring of outdoor elements **)
  • Concrete footer anchoring materials for logs/balance beam formation in outdoor playscape area
  • 12 fleece blankets created by 4th/5thgraders
  • Plant list and quantities below:

2 CL Cladrastris lutea
3 AC Amelanchier Canadensis
1 SN Sassafras albidum
20 Pan Panicum virgatum
20 Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’
210 CAR Carex socialis
145 Shrubs (3 gal. containers)
35 VA Vaccinium angustifolium|
25 IV Itea virginica
25 IV Itea virginica
10 CA Clethera anifolia
10 CA Clethera anifolia
35 KL Kalmia latifolia
10 CS Cornus sericea
10 CS Cornus sericea
10 CS Cornus sericea

Under Armour is headquartered in Locust Point at 1020 Hull St.

The initiative was part of Armour Day which Under Armour describes as “dedicated to celebrating and honoring the contributions of Under Armour teammates and an opportunity to reflect on the past and look into the future. In Baltimore, this celebration means an opportunity for teammates to give back to the community where they live and work. Under Armour teams join together in Baltimore but also nationwide to complete community events.”

More than 2,000 Under Armour volunteers participated in Armour Day at three different Baltimore City schools. Volunteers also worked on a gym makeover and teacher fitness center at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School and a gym and teacher lounge makeover at Collington Square Elementary/Middle School.

Last September, more than 1,200 Under Armourvolunteers renovated spaces at Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School in Riverside/South Baltimore and George Washington Elementary School in Pigtown for “Week of WILL – a week of volunteerism and giving back to the city.” The initiative was also in partnership with the Heart of America Foundation.

Last year Mahan Rykiel hosted Project Birdland Community Build Day at Francis Scott Key, which created an outdoor habitat lab in front of the school. In 2015, War Horse Cities built a Teacher Wellness Center at Francis Scott Key.

Photos courtesy of Under Armour 

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