Local Entrepreneur Wins Under Armour Competition for $50,000 Award

Leigh Cockram shows off her creation, "pouch pants."

November 17, 2015

Local entrepreneur Leigh Cockram and her 10-month-old sports apparel company have won Under Armour’s Future Show Innovation Challenge and its $50,000 prize.  Cockram and the Collinsville-based RaesWear LLC she started in December won the 2015 Under Armour award with the creation of pouch pants, which incorporate a pocket in workout clothes to hold cell phones, money, keys and more.

“It’s not a fanny pack. It’s not a belt,” said Cockram, of Collinsville, herself a runner. “The pocket and waistband are one and the same.”

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