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The Sun Belt Conference and Community Coffee Company Partner to Make Community® Coffee the Official Coffee of the Sun Belt Conference

Jul 01, 2015
NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference and Community Coffee Company, the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, announced today a new partnership that will make Community® coffee the Official Coffee of the Sun Belt Conference.

“Community Coffee Company continues to experience explosive growth and remains deeply committed to providing the highest quality coffee experience for our customers,” said Scott Eckert, Vice President of Marketing, Community Coffee Company. “We are excited to partner with the Sun Belt Conference to showcase to its extended family of athletes and supporters the unique opportunity to Taste the Difference Family MakesTM in our rich, smooth Community® family of products.”

In addition to the role as the conference’s official coffee, the partnership between the two southeastern Louisiana based organizations will also see Community Coffee Company sponsor awards in two of the league’s most prestigious sports – baseball and softball.  Student-Athlete of the Week awards in these sports will officially be tagged as Community® coffee Student-Athlete of the Week.  In addition, the conference tournament MVP awards for both the baseball and softball championships will carry the Community® coffee brand name.

Fans around the league will also become familiar with the Community® coffee brand as the Baton Rouge-based coffee maker will be a regular sponsor in conference network and webstream broadcasts, at championship events and contests, as well as the conference’s digital platforms.

A long-standing beloved brand of coffee and tea, Community Coffee Company is made with only 100% select Arabica coffee beans—the best quality beans available. Each of Community Coffee Company's high-quality coffees has rich flavor, a delicate aroma and a smooth, satisfying finish.

About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 96th year, Community Coffee Company is the largest family-owned and operated coffee company in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica beans. For additional information, visit or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Sun Belt Conference
The Sun Belt Conference’s “Together We Rise” motto isn’t just hyperbole. It’s proven fact on many different levels, not the least being its place in the hierarchy of collegiate athletics. As the league prepares to celebrate four decades since its founding in 1976, the Sun Belt occupies a “seat at the table” as a permanent part of the NCAA’s 24-member Board of Directors. That alone insures that the conference has a voice in determining the future as college sports continues to change and evolve.

Opportunities for Sun Belt student-athletes to succeed both on and off the field have never been greater, and the Sun Belt is well positioned in the areas of scholarship, student welfare and academic success.  During the 2014-15 academic year alone, Sun Belt member institutions awarded nearly $50 million in scholarship funds to over 3,084 student-athletes while also contributing over $2 million from the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) to over 1,779 student-athletes.

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