FedEx Opens First-Ever Lemonade Stand in Super Bowl XLVII Media Center, Enlists NFL Stars to Help Junior Achievement Students

  FedEx Opens First-Ever Lemonade Stand in Super Bowl XLVII Media Center,
  Enlists NFL Stars to Help Junior Achievement Students Run Small Business

 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year Nominee Alfred Morris, Alongside Donald
Driver, Join Young Entrepreneurs to Serve Lemonade and Advance Small Business

Business Wire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- January 31, 2013

Close on the heels of an exciting 2012 NFL season, FedEx is bringing together
football and future entrepreneurs to give New Orleans students a big stage to
launch a small business. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), the Official Delivery
Service Sponsor of the NFL, is recruiting NFL stars to team up with Junior
Achievement (JA) and open a pop-up lemonade stand in the heart of the Super
Bowl XLVII Media Center in New Orleans, giving students the opportunity to run
their own small business in one of the most highly-trafficked venues of the
Super Bowl city.

The reason: To celebrate the 10th year FedEx has sponsored the FedEx Air &
Ground NFL Players of the Week awards, and its ongoing support of today’s
small business owners and students who will become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

“The Super Bowl Media Center is one of the busiest places in New Orleans this
week, with the flurry of media activity and parade of personalities on site,”
said Kevin Demsky, director of FedEx Sponsorship Marketing. “We’re excited our
NFL stars can help local JA students raise money for their organization and at
the same time instill in them the confidence, know-how and teamwork needed to
run their own future small businesses.”

The pop-up lemonade stand, which will be operated by local JA students and NFL
athletes, will be open between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. Running back Alfred
Morris of the Washington Redskins, a FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year
nominee, and Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers, who is staffing the stand
in support of Aaron Rodgers’ FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year nomination, will
join the students in this exciting undertaking.

“It is such a privilege to see these great athletes participate alongside our
student-volunteers to help raise awareness about the importance of
entrepreneurship education,” said Buzzy Thibodeaux, executive vice president
of Junior Achievement USA®. “This unique event truly sheds light on Junior
Achievement’s goal of empowering young people to own their economic success.”

Since 1996, FedEx has donated more than $10 million dollars to Junior
Achievement Worldwide in support of small business and the entrepreneurs of
tomorrow, in part through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week

The FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year will be announced during the “2nd
Annual NFL Honors,” a nationally televised awards show airing Saturday night
at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. The 2012 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year nominees are
quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, and the 2012 FedEx
Ground NFL Player of the Year nominees are running backs Alfred Morris,
Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson. FedEx will make two $25,000 donations in
the names of the winning players to the Junior Achievement offices in their
NFL cities.

To learn more about the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week program,
visit You can also follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and
Twitter via @FedEx.

About FedEx Corporation:

FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and
supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of
the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air & Ground
Awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed,
precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full
range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a
broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With
annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among
the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than
300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the
highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers
and communities. For more information, visit

About Junior Achievement USA™ (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving
young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success,
plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA
programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide
relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through
high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and
entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.2 million students per year in
122 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students
served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit for
more information.

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