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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore mayor pushes back against Under Armour criticism

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a shot at an online publication that questioned the ethics of Baltimore-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour donating gear to police officers and fire fighters while its CEO pursues development deals in the city that may require tax breaks.

Rawlings-Blake was asked about the Baltimore Brew’s article¬†during her regular meeting with reporters on Wednesday, and she responded that certain people are incapable of seeing the good in anything that happens in Baltimore.

“There’s some people, when they see something good they can not just look at it as something good. They have to look at it as something wrong with it. What we want in [our] city is our strong corporate partners, partners who value their relationship in the city, we applaud them for stepping up with this donation, as well as fields, ball fields throughout the city. I’m grateful to have Under Armour in Baltimore. I am grateful for [CEO]Kevin Plank’s leadership and support ,” Rawlings-Blake said. “In most other cities when corporate partners step up and do good work it’s applauded and lauded.”

About Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

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