UA House At Fayette Hosts Star-Studded Grand Opening

As grand openings go, they don’t come much grander than the one that was held for the multi-million dollar renovation of a community center in East Baltimore largely financed by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank.

The UA House at Fayette, adjacent to the Pleasant View Gardens community in Baltimore, had its coming out party Nov. 22, and the guest list featured a who’s who of Baltimore and Maryland luminaries that included rock star entrepreneur Plank, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council president Jack Young, Ravens team president Dick Cass, Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and a swarm of local, state and federal-level officials.

But it was U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the longtime Democratic lawmaker who represents parts of Baltimore city, Baltimore County and much of Howard County, who put into perspective the significance of the refurbished community center that will serve a variety of needs for local residents — but especially the welcoming place it will be for children.