UA-Athlete Approved Father’s Day Gifts
Under Armour spotlights three athlete dads who celebrate the importance of family year-round, and share their go-to UA performance solutions for Father's Day gift-giving
The final round of the U.S. Open falling on Father's Day is a storied tradition for golfers and golf fans around the world. For Jordan Spieth, this year will be his first U.S. Open as a dad, as Jordan and his wife Annie welcomed their son Sammy into the world this past November.
Taking inspiration from his own dad, who he said is his “number one role model,” and the person he credits with helping him get started in the game of golf, Jordan expects this first Father’s Day to serve as a time to reflect on how much his life and career have changed over the past six months and how his bond with Sammy has already impacted him on the course.“It’s hard to put into words what it really means to me to now be a father,” Spieth said. “Sammy doesn’t yet understand my on-course accomplishments, he just deserves the best of me as a Dad. Spending time with him and Annie helps put my mind on other things, and where it should be, which is in the moment of hanging out with people I love. I want to be the best at anything I do, and I am enjoying learning the process of trying to balance being the best person for my family alongside working to be the best golfer in the world.”
Jordan’s picks include tried and true UA Golf items he has worn throughout the season:
Spieth's Performance Picks
For 5x NBA All-Star Joel Embiid, fatherhood has changed how he approaches the game of basketball. After welcoming his first-born son, named after his late brother Arthur, Embiid says that his performance on the court is fueled by his desire to make 19-month-old Arthur proud. “Just watching him grow every single day makes me better. I think that’s also part of me being better this year.”
With his sights set on making it to the Hall of Fame one day, Embiid said, “I’ve always wanted to be a role model, but being a father is different. I want my son to look at me and see how good I am, and I want to set a standard for him.”
With an incredible 2021-2022 season under his belt, including placing second in votes for the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, it’s no question that Embiid is making his son, and his fanbase, proud. For the basketball enthusiast dad, Embiid’s picks will help him trust the process in training and in competition.
Embiid's Performance Picks
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Over the years, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has made a name for himself in entertainment, in business, and in the wrestling ring, and now has taken on a new role as one of Hollywood’s favorite dads. He doesn’t shy away from sharing pictures and stories of his daughters on social media and sets an example to lead with love, kindness, and acceptance.
As a certifiable #girldad, Dwayne has said that he has learned to have “an expanded capacity to listen and be more tender and gentler.” He’s noted that he was raised with tough love, but has approached being a dad differently, focusing on developing “strong anchors of love, discipline, kindness, and friendship.”
And while he is a softie on the inside, his hard exterior comes from hours spent in the gym. His motivational nature, coupled with his UA Project Rock collection, is guaranteed to get Dad inspired in the gym and on his path to achieving his goals, one rep at a time.
Project Rock Picks
Under Armour’s Father’s Day favorites empower Jordan, Joel, and Dwayne to strive for more in their respective sport and as a dad. If gifting your sport-loving father – or father figure – with performance products designed to make him better is on your list, then Under Armour has what you need.