Under Armour began with the goal to build a better T-shirt. Founder Kevin Plank, a former University of Maryland football player, grew tired of constantly changing his sweat-soaked shirt during two-a-days. He dreamed of athletic wear that could work with the athlete, regulate body temperature, wick sweat and provide compression. In 1996, his dream became reality. He worked out of his grandmother’s basement crafting revolutionary performance gear. Under Armour quickly outgrew the basement. Now the company provides the performance gear that keeps athletes warm in cold weather, cool in hot weather and comfortable all year round.