The 2nd annual Team UA NEXT Canada Powered by Sport Chek campaign kicks off to find the NEXT generation of Under Armour athletes. Seven to 12-year-old hard-working athletes are eligible to compete to become the face of Under Armour in a brand campaign at Sport Chek stores across Canada.
The winning boy and girl will join the elite roster of Under Armour athletes and serve as a youth ambassador for the brand. In addition to being featured in the brand campaign, winners will receive exclusive access to Under Armour gear.
Parents, guardians, mentors and coaches have until August 31, 2017 to nominate a young athlete online at TeamUAnext.ca. Entrants must submit videos throughout the summer showing their passion and athleticism to make a compelling case for why they should be the next Under Armour athlete.
“Last year hundreds of talented young athletes from coast to coast showed us how they hustle, persevere, and compete and we are excited to see who will tryout this year,” said Shana Ferguson, Marketing Director, Under Armour Canada.
The current Team UA NEXT Canada Powered by Sport Chek campaign features eleven-year-olds Brenden McLeod of Newmarket and Maya Rajhans of Etobicoke. Brenden is a hockey and lacrosse player and Maya is a basketball and soccer player. They were chosen because they had the right mix of determination, passion, teamwork, and WILL. Videos of Brenden and Maya can be found here.
"We are looking forward to the second year of this exciting program with Under Armour and showcasing these talented young athletes in our stores,” said Troy Lemens, Chief Merchant, FGL Sports/Sport Chek.
For more information on TEAM UA NEXT Canada powered by Sport Chek, or to submit a nomination, visit TeamUAnext.ca. Also check out @sportchek on Twitter and Instagram using #TAKEYOURSPOT and #UANEXTCANADA.