Drink Up! Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper Products are the Official Drinks at Missouri State University.

Whether you are going to class or going to a game at Missouri State University, you will soon be able to enjoy all the Coca-Cola or Dr Pepper products you want.

Starting July 1, Coca- Cola and Dr Pepper products will be the exclusive drinks served on the MSU campus. The university Board of Governors awarded the Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company the contract after approving the terms. The contract is guaranteed for seven years, plus one four-year renewal option.

“We have been anxious to bring our brands to the students’ experience each and every day,” said Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company CEO Edwin “Cookie” Rice. “From refreshment between classes to adding fun for fans during athletic events, all our staff looks forward to being a local partner with MSU.”

As part of the contract, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper will supply the Springfield campus beverage and vending requirements, along with other brands including: Powerade, Sprite, Fanta, Smartwater, Dasani, Vitaminwater, Minute Maid and Fuze.

To read more information about the MSU contract, go to http://news.missouristate.edu/2014/05/21/coke/.

The Springfield Coca-Cola Bottling Company was one of the original bottlers that entered into an agreement for the right to hold a Coca-Cola franchise in 1920. Today, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is an integral part of the communities they serve by supporting numerous charitable organizations, Colleges and Universities, school districts, Parks and Recreation entities, youth sports, fairs and festivals.