Jamba Juice announced today the kick-off of its latest promotion, School Bananananza ’09–a 6 week long program that begins its year-long efforts to raise more than $1 million for schools nationwide.

In an effort to support and give back to local schools, participating Jamba Juice locations will sponsor a “Jamba School of the Week” where, with a flier, 20 percent of all sales of any Jamba Juice product will be donated back to that school. Every week, for 6 weeks, a different school will be showcased–allowing a multitude of schools throughout the country to participate in this exciting promotion.

Coinciding with the 20 percent school give-backs, the Jamba Juice mascot, Bananaman, will be road-tripping across the country in his Jamba Bananavan–making guest appearances at schools and local events, encouraging communities to show their support of schools by sippin’ on Jamba Juice smoothies. Passing out school fliers, smoothies, coupons and Summer-hire applications (Jamba has approximately 4,000 positions to fill!), Bananaman will represent healthy, happy fun everywhere he goes–he may even challenge you to a dance-off!

“Jamba Juice has been an avid supporter of school fundraising for years,” says James White, CEO at Jamba Juice. “The School Bananananza ’09 is Jamba’s way of involving schools across the country, with the goal to raise dollars for programs where funds may be lacking. We work hard to promote a healthy, active, give-back to the community lifestyle, and that’s what the Bananananza is really all about.”

Bananaman will kick off his tour in Los Angeles on April 14. To see where Bananaman is on the road, follow him on Twitter at @Jamba Bananaman, check out photos and blogs on the Jamba Juice Facebook page and witness live from the road videos on YouTube.

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