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Jamba Commits $100,000 to Help Keep Kids Active across America

  Jamba Commits $100,000 to Help Keep Kids Active across America

 Jamba Juice Donates Athletic Equipment to Students Across the Nation Through as Part of the Company’s “Team Up for a Healthy America”

Business Wire

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- March 19, 2013

Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand,
today reinforced its commitment to helping our nation’s children stay fit and
keep active by contributing a $100,000 donation to Jamba
Juice® will direct the funds during 2013 through its “Team Up for a Healthy
America™” campaign to provide play and exercise equipment to high-need schools
across America to help keep kids’ minds and bodies active.

The Jamba® sponsored “Team Up” program was launched in 2011 in an effort to
engage the company’s partners in a broad awareness campaign aimed at
encouraging and inspiring our nation’s youth to make better dietary choices
and providing ways for them to keep active. Individuals can join the cause by
pledging to engage in a healthy activity each week via the Team Up for a
Healthy America “Weekly Health Pledge,” found at In
return, Jamba makes a $1 donation towards the purchase of needed sports and
athletic gear through, an online charity that provides
students with the tools and experiences needed to help realize an excellent

In 2012, through the Team Up For a Healthy America campaign, Jamba was able to
provide support for public school projects listed with Their
donation of new playground equipment including basketball and flag football
gear, sports balls, and jump ropes, touched more than 15,000 students in
classrooms across America. Individuals can read more about projects funded by
Jamba by visiting the /Jamba Juice Giving Page. Jamba plans
to continue to make periodic donations to support projects listed on the website based on based on pledge counts received on their

“We are proud of the impact our program is beginning to have on the fight
against childhood obesity by keeping kids active and eating healthier foods,”
said Jamba Chairman, President and CEO, James D. White. “Together with our
partners on Team Up, we hope to touch thousands of kids and adults across
America and inspire them to live more active lifestyles by developing healthy
habits that will last them a lifetime.”

“Health and fitness are essential to every student’s ability to learn and
grow, and thanks to Jamba Juice, thousands of students across the country will
have jump ropes, basketballs and fun and engaging equipment to keep their mind
and bodies healthy,” said Charles Best, Founder and CEO.

In addition to the athletic equipment provided to public schools in 2012
through, Jamba also provided athletic equipment during Team Up
For a Healthy America fitness clinics. Jamba, together with campaign partners
from the WNBA and USA Water Polo, hosted four fitness clinics that provided
kids with the opportunity to learn about the importance of proper nutrition
and keeping active from globally recognized athletes. Jamba leveraged these
events to donate additional sports equipment to dozens of additional schools
and community groups.

People seeking ways to enhance their exercise and diet routines while
supporting a worthy cause can log onto and join
a community of like-minded individuals committed to leading more healthful and
active lifestyles. Everyone who pledges has an opportunity to earn the title
of Ambassador of Fitness and win fun prizes. Pledges include fun and simple
activities such as shooting hoops with friends, eating more organic foods,
running in place, snacking on fruit or vegetables, and taking the stairs
instead of the elevator.

About Jamba Juice Company

Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA) is a leading restaurant
retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which
include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice
blends, hot coffee and teas, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, bistro sandwiches
and mini-wraps, California Flatbreads™, frozen yogurt, and a variety of baked
goods and snacks. Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are also
available through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba outlets. As
of January 1, 2013, there were 809 store locations globally. Jamba is a proud
sponsor of “Team Up for a Healthy America” in the fight against childhood
obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities,
athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at Fans of Jamba Juice can learn more about specific
offerings and promotions, and find a location near them by visiting the Jamba
Juice website at, becoming a Jamba insider at, liking our page on Facebook at, following us on Twitter at or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at
1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).


Founded in 2000, is an online charity that makes it easy for
anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of
America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that
inspire them. To date, 250,000 public and charter school teachers have used to secure $167 million in books, art supplies, technology,
and other resources that their students need to learn. To hear Oprah Winfrey
and Stephen Colbert tell the story, visit


For Jamba Juice Company
Mike Fuccillo, Director Communications
510-596-0100 X7
Nicole Velasquez, Sr. Director Partnerships