Friday, 22 September 2017 16:40

Under Armour All American Game Press Release

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

2018 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA GAME DATE ANNOUNCED

The Preeminent High School Football Platform in the Country to Kick Off 10-Year Anniversary Game January 4 in Orlando

 

CHICAGO (Aug. 23, 2017) – Today, Under Armour, Intersport and ESPN announced that the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game has been slated for Thursday, Jan. 4 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. and will be televised live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. EST. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Under Armour All-America Game, which annually spotlights more than 100 of the nation’s elite high school football players. 

Over its 10-year history, the Under Armour All-America Game has produced many of football’s best collegiate and professional players. NFL Pro Bowlers like Julio Jones and A.J. Green competed in the inaugural game, while No. 1 overall NFL Draft selections like Jadeveon Clowney (2011), Jameis Winston (2012) and Myles Garrett (2014) are among the players that participated in later years. In total, 160 alumni of the Under Armour All-America Game have been selected in the NFL Draft, including 41 first-round draft picks and 14 NFL Pro Bowlers. 

Since 2008, the Under Armour All-America Game has evolved into a year-round grassroots football platform for the best middle school and high school football players across the country. The platform now includes; the Under Armour Future 50 Underclassman Camp, the Under Armour Next All-America Game, the Under Armour All-America Camp Series, the Under Armour iLLSPEED Challenge, the American Family Insurance Selection Tour, the American Family Insurance #DreamFearlessly Fan Vote, and the American Family Insurance Skills Competition. 

Details regarding the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game practice schedule, media availability, tickets, rosters and other related information will be announced at a later date.  

For more information on the Under Armour All-America Game, please visit underarmourgame.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat. 

About the UA Next All-American Game (8th Graders)

The latest addition to the Under Armour All-America Game will be introduced in 2018. The UA Next All-America Game is a new platform that will showcase the nation's premier football players across the middle school landscape. The top 8th grade student-athletes are determined in conjunction with the Under Armour All-America Middle School Camp Series and are comprised of players who have proven their worth on the gridiron and in the classroom. These accomplished athletes represent the next generation of Under Armour All-Americans. 

About the Future 50 Underclassman Camp

The Future 50 are the best underclassmen high school football players in the nation and Under Armour All-America Game prospects. Each year Under Armour hosts the Future 50 Underclassman Camp at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the week of the Under Armour All-America Game. 

About the Under Armour All-America Camp Series

The Under Armour All-America Camp Series, created in partnership with Intersport and 3STEP Sports, is a new grassroots football skills platform introduced in 2017 for the best middle school and high school football players across the country. These select athletes have the opportunity to hone their on-field skills and earn a coveted bid to the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game. These invite-only camps took place in 10 cities nationwide during the winter and spring of 2017. 

Under Armour iLLSPEED Challenge

Under Armour’s proprietary speed challenge, which is designed to test the all-around speed skills of the fastest players in the nation, was conducted at each of the ten Under Armour All-America Camp Series stops across the country. Two finalists were determined from each of these stops, and those finalists competed in the iLLSPEED Finals in Baltimore in June 2017. 

About the American Family Insurance Selection Tour

A three-month Selection Tour sponsored by American Family Insurance visits each of the more than 100 Under Armour All-Americans that play in the game each year to present official jerseys in front of their family, friends, classmates and local media.  

About the American Family Insurance #DreamFearlessly Fan Vote

The American Family Insurance #DreamFearlessly Fan Vote is a five-week digital media contest that matches up 32 of the top high school football players in the nation in a bracket-style competition. Fans can vote for their favorite players and the player that ultimately receives the most votes from each side of the bracket is selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game. More than 1.1 million votes determined the winners in 2017. 

About the American Family Insurance Skills Competition

The American Family Insurance Skills Challenge provides another opportunity for the nation’s elite high school players to demonstrate their talents on the football field on ESPN. The skills challenge features five competitions: QB Accuracy, Speed Kick, Ill Speed, Lineman Strength Challenge and Obstacle Course. 

About Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour, the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.   

About Intersport

Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports, lifestyle and entertainment-based marketing platforms. With expertise in Sponsorship Consulting, Experiential Marketing, Hospitality, Customer Engagement, Content Marketing, Productions and Sports Properties, this Chicago-based Marketing & Media Solutions Company helps their clients to create ideas, content and experiences that attract and engage passionate audiences. To learn more about Intersport, visit www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  

About 3STEP Sports

3STEP Sports provides world-class, white label event and media solutions for the most popular brands in sports.  The 3STEP Sports team is built of experience makers and storytellers dedicated to youth and high school athletics.  3STEP Sports entities impact all key high school sport categories with an extensive focus on Football, Baseball, Basketball and Field Hockey.  3STEP Sports is headquartered in Massachusetts.  For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.threestep.com.

Contact:

Steve Flaherty/Intersport
312-467-8131/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Read 1073 times Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 18:06

GYFL Combine Video

How Bad Do You WANT IT???

Burning Sands Interview 2013