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ESPN West Palm Raises $7,350 for the Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast

Kevin Parker   April 16, 2014

Steve Politziner (Vice President and GM of ESPN West Palm), Ray Titus (CEO of United Franchise Group), Evan Cohen (On-Air Host), Andy Cagnetta (CEO of Transworld Business Advisors), Claudia Barto (President of the Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast)

Three local businesses took over Evan Cohen's show to help raise money

ESPN West Palm recently partnered with Transworld Business Advisors to raise $7,350 for Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast by auctioning off Evan Cohen’s Show on ESPN 106.3 FM.

“Junior Achievement is grateful for the support of ESPN 106.3, Transworld Business Advisors and United Franchise Group for raising awareness and funds for the programs in our community,” said Claudia Barto, president of the Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.

To coincide with (National) ESPN Radio’s 9th Annual Don’t Give Up ESPYS V Foundation, a live on-air auction, West Palm Beach’s ESPN 106.3 took bids for fans and local businesses to buy the Evan Cohen Show for a day with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Junior Achievement of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Businesses also had the opportunity to match the winning bid.

“It’s rewarding to be able to give back to the community all while doing something I love. And incorporating fans and businesses to participate and have the opportunity to experience what I do every day is an experience they will never forget.”

Transworld Business Advisors, Ed Morse Automotive Group and South Florida Foot and Ankle all donated matching bids to help raise $7,350 for the Junior Achievement of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. They were on-air during the April 8, 2014 show.

Andy Cagnetta added, “Transworld is proud to support Junior Achievement nationwide. We believe in JA's mission to turn kids of today into entrepreneurs of tomorrow. JA has great hands on programs that teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness. Something our world is in desperate need of today”

ABOUT GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING: Good Karma Broadcasting, LLC is a sports marketing company with expertise in sports radio and event marketing. GKB operates nine ESPN affiliated stations, including eight in Top 100 markets, in addition to three other radio stations throughout the country. The company is passionate about offering unique solutions to its partners within the sports marketing arena, and has grown into a marketing enterprise with solutions ranging from digital, wireless, mobile, event, television partnerships, sponsorships and personality endorsements. For more information, please visit www.gkbsports.com.

ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PALM BEACHES & TREASURE COAST: Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through twelfth grade knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA programs are taught by volunteers in the classroom and after school. JA of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is in 120 schools and organizations throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Hendry Counties. Junior Achievement programs are funded through contributions from businesses, individuals, foundations, and special event fundraisers. Visit www.juniorachievement.com.

TRANSWORLD BUSINESS ADVISORS: Transworld Business Advisors is the premier business brokerage firm in Florida and now a worldwide franchisor through its joint venture with United Franchise Group. Established in 1979, the company is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL. with over 70 offices throughout the USA. The company specializes in business sales and franchising. They handle a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, service, technology, healthcare and retail businesses. Currently, the company boasts a staff of 200 agents and more than 2000 business listings and franchises available for sale, making it one of the largest brokerage firms in the country. For more information, visit the web site at www.tworld.com.

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