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Anthem native’s business gets partnered by TV show ‘Shark Tank’

Nov 28, 2018, 4:45 AM | Updated: 10:33 am

(Shark Tank/Twitter)...

(Shark Tank/Twitter)

(Shark Tank/Twitter)

PHOENIX — An Anthem native and former University of Arizona cheerleader saw her business transformed on Sunday on national TV.

Megan Johnson and her husband, Joe, received a $700,000 backing for their nutrition company from former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on the ABC show “Shark Tank.”

The deal gave Rodriguez and Cuban a 40 percent stake in the company, named VADE Nutrition.

Johnson and her husband, a former athlete at Michigan State University, live in East Lansing, Michigan.

Rodriguez took to Twitter to voice his support for the company.

“They had me at dissolvable and convenient,” Rodriguez said. “I am always on the go and I have had workout powder spill in my bag which is such a mess.”

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Anthem native’s business gets partnered by TV show ‘Shark Tank’