Contact: John Duffy, Coca-Cola UNITED
For Immediate Release
UGA National Football Championship Commemorative Coca-Cola Cans Unveiled
Athens, Ga. (April 1, 2022) – Coca-Cola® is raising a toast to University of Georgia (UGA) fans celebrating the Bulldogs’ first College Football National Championship win in 41 years.
Coca-Cola wants to commemorate this huge achievement alongside the Georgia Bulldogs and fans. In honor of UGA’s 2021 national championship win and the dedicated Bulldog fans who cheered on their team to victory, Coca-Cola has unveiled a commemorative 12-ounce can to mark this milestone. The limited-edition Coca-Cola can – available in six packs – features the custom logo commemorating UGA’s impressive national football championship.
“We congratulate the Georgia Bulldogs on their College Football Playoff National Championship win and encourage fans to celebrate with us in Coca-Cola’s home state,” said Crawford J. Jones, Vice President of Coca-Cola UNITED’s East Region, which is based in Atlanta. “Georgia fans can toast to their team’s victory by relishing the delicious, refreshing taste of Coca-Cola in a commemorative can or glass bottle.”
Beginning the week of April 4, fans can visit participating local retailers to purchase their own six-pack of the limited-edition collectible 12-ounce cans, while supplies last. Commemorative six pack, eight-ounce glass bottles will be available this August, in time to celebrate the fall college football season kickoff.
As a longstanding supporter of the University of Georgia and the University of Georgia Athletic Department, Coca-Cola also offers a variety of programs designed to engage and celebrate UGA students and fans. Coca-Cola also is proud to support UGA students through the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program, which provides scholarships to students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college.
The last time UGA won the national championship, in 1980, Coca-Cola produced a first-of-its-kind commemorative bottle and accompanying tray. Both became cherished collectibles.
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