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Pro Surfer & Inspirational Speaker Bethany Hamilton to Rep Jamba Juice

August 22nd, 2015

As of 10:45 a.m. Monday August 24:

Jamba Hawaii and newly announced spokesperson Bethany Hamilton regret to inform everyone that due to the inclement weather and resulting safety concerns for the general public, Bethany Hamilton's appearance scheduled at Kahala Mall Center Stage from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. TODAY is CANCELLED. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

I remember covering surfer Bethany Hamilton's tragic accident, when a shark bit her arm off in 2003. It's been inspirational to watch her life and career arc into success. What a positive attitude she has!

Photo of Bethany Hamilton by Mike Coots

Photo of Bethany Hamilton by Mike Coots

Just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and a year later, won her first national surfing title. She has since achieved her childhood dream of surfing professionally.

Her story has been well documented by a New York Times best-selling autobiography and in the 2011 film Soul Surfer. Using her platform as a professional athlete to promote living a fit and healthy lifestyle, she also authored the book Body and Soul in 2014. Now, she adds corporate representative to her list of achievements, signing on with Jamba Juice Hawaii.

“The main reason I chose to partner with Jamba is its commitment to provide healthy, nutritional, as well as delicious food and drink alternatives,” said Hamilton. “For my active lifestyle and professional career, Jamba Juice is an enjoyable on-the-go food stop.”

I'm sure many people share my sentiments, and they now have a chance to meet her on Monday, August 24, at Kahala Mall Center Stage from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday marks her first appearance as spokesperson, where Jamba will be providing free samples of its Pineapple Dreamin’ smoothies.

“Bethany not only embodies the healthy and active lifestyle that Jamba represents but she is an inspiration to thousands of people,” said Donna Yano, VP of Jamba Juice Hawaii. “This partnership is truly a win-win situation as both Jamba and Bethany continually encourage people to better themselves in all aspects of their lives.”

Another local celeb who represents the brand includes Major League Baseball superstar Kolten Wong, who promoted its line of freshly squeezed juices earlier this year.

As of 10:45 a.m. Monday August 24:

Jamba Hawaii and newly announced spokesperson Bethany Hamilton regret to inform everyone that due to the inclement weather and resulting safety concerns for the general public, Bethany Hamilton's appearance scheduled at Kahala Mall Center Stage from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. TODAY is CANCELLED. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

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