EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), a highly recognized, healthy active lifestyle brand, announced today that they will joining forces with the USA Water Polo to help their clubs raise much needed funds through the onsite sale of Jamba's portfolio of better-for-you smoothies and other menu offerings.
USA Water Polo decided to invite Jamba Juice to support their events because of the popularity of Jamba's offerings and because of Jamba's long-term commitment to inspiring and simplifying healthy, active living. Jamba Juice store teams will offer select menu items for purchase at USA Water Polo activities to help USA Water Polo raise money. Jamba will give back a percentage of all sales to USA Water Polo and their clubs in support of local and national programs.
"Jamba is committed to promoting active lifestyles and to working together with community organizations that strive to get kids and adults active by helping them raise much needed program funding," said Susan Shields, chief marketing officer, Jamba Juice Company. "Working with organizations like USA Water Polo, gives Jamba Juice pride that we are doing our part to help fight childhood obesity and to promote healthy, active lifestyles by providing event participants with products that make eating healthier easier."
Beginning this month through the fall, Jamba Juice will help raise funds for USA Water Polo and their sanctioned clubs through on-site fundraising and encouraging participation in their "Sip to Support" the USA Water Polo teams program. Information about USA Water Polo events can be found on their website at www.usawaterpolo.org and on the community boards in local Jamba Juice tournament stores. The alliance will help connect Jamba Juice with the water polo community and promote the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle.
"USA Water Polo is excited to join forces with Jamba Juice to help raise much needed monies for USA Water Polo, the training of our national team athletes, and in support of our community initiatives," stated Jen Rottenberg, chief marketing officer, USA Water Polo. "We are thrilled to have Jamba Juice on site at many of our National Championship Tournaments this summer to help our clubs and tournaments in their fundraising efforts by making great tasting, refreshing, better-for-you products available for purchase to the thousands of fans who attend these events."
Jamba Juice will be onsite at the following major USA Water Polo events:
Jamba Juice supports the work of sporting, educational and community-based organizations that promote healthy, active lifestyles, offering off-site and in-store fundraising programs. For more information on Jamba's fundraising or community programs, please visit our website at www.jambajuice.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jambajuice.
Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) is a holding company which through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises JAMBA JUICE(R) stores. Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading destination for specialty better-for-you beverage and food offerings, including great tasting whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, hot beverages including organic coffee and tea, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, California Flatbreads(TM), premium 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. As of April 18, 2011, Jamba Juice had 744 locations consisting of 308 company-owned and operated stores and 436 franchise stores. For more information about Jamba Juice visit our website at www.jambajuice.com or call 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
USA Water Polo, Inc. is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 40,000 members, USAWP is also the sanctioning authority for more than 500 Member Clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport nationwide. It fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches and officials. To learn more about USA Water Polo visit them at their website www.usawaterpolo.org or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/usawp or tweet with them at www.twitter.com/usawp.
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