When the Clemson Tigers won their second NCAA National Football Championship in three years the night of Monday Jan. 7, Coca-Cola Consolidated wasted little time commemorating the victory. By that Friday morning, the Charlotte, N.C.-based bottler was running commemorative 12-oz. cans toasting the Tigers on its production lines. The next day, they reached the hands of thirsty fans at the championship parade in Clemson, S.C.
Now available in six-packs at select South Carolina retailers, the limited-edition Coca-Cola cans feature Clemson’s iconic Tiger Paw.
“All season long, Coca-Cola has provided Tigers’ fans with delicious, ice-cold refreshment as they cheered their team to this special moment,” said Aimee Cox, director of Sponsorship for Colleges and Universities at Coca-Cola Consolidated. “Coke Consolidated shares its warmest congratulations with the Tigers and invites Clemson fans to raise a toast with the limited-edition Coca-Cola cans as they celebrate with family and friends.”
Coca-Cola is a longstanding partner of Clemson University and its athletic programs. Coca-Cola proudly participates in various activities with the Clemson Tigers, including honoring military service men and women, and sustainability programs.
“The relationship between Clemson Athletics, our fans and Coca-Cola is a special one, and we are proud Coca-Cola has chosen to honor Clemson for its 2018 National Championship with these limited edition cans,” said Mike Money, assistant athletic director, marketing and game operations, Clemson University. “We know our fans and all members of the Clemson family will be thrilled to add these cans to their collections as a perfect reminder of Clemson’s perfect 15-0 campaign this season.”