EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, today reaffirmed its commitment to supporting kids' health and fitness through a special Team Up for a Healthy America ™ donation event on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at all participating Jamba Juice ® store locations. For every smoothie purchase made on Saturday, Jamba ® will donate $1 to Team Up for a Healthy America, to be used toward the purchase of athletic equipment for local schools.* For an additional $1, customers may purchase a Team Up coupon booklet worth $10 that may be redeemed at participating Jamba stores. All booklet proceeds will be donated to programs that facilitate purchases of athletic equipment for local schools.
Launched in 2011, Team Up for a Healthy America is one of Jamba's unique corporate social responsibility programs aimed at fighting childhood obesity by encouraging and inspiring kids to make better dietary choices and keep active. Earlier this year, Jamba Juice announced its commitment to contribute $100,000 to DonorsChoose.org through the Team Up for a Healthy America campaign to provide play and exercise equipment to schools in need across America. To date, Jamba has provided support through Team Up for athletic equipment donations to more than 15,500 students in public school classrooms across the nation.
"At Jamba Juice, we are strongly committed to supporting and inspiring kids to embrace healthy, active living, and we are so proud of the impact our Team Up program has had so far on increasing physical fitness for youth across America—a key stepping stone in the fight against childhood obesity," said Julie S. Washington, senior vice president and chief brand officer, Jamba Juice Company. "By visiting your local Jamba store this Saturday, you'll be helping us encourage healthier habits among the nation's youth by providing them with access to much-needed athletic equipment."For a list of participating stores in your community, please visit the Jamba Juice website. *Jamba Juice will donate up to $50,000 from its smoothie sales on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 to the Team Up for a Healthy America initiative. 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, 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 July 2, 2013, there were 829 Jamba Juice 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 www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba's Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).