December 06, 2005 13:23 ET

Jones Soda Launches Michigan State University Sparty Bottles to Benefit Student Alumni Foundation

SEATTLE--(CCNMatthews - Dec 6, 2005) -

Jones Soda Co. (the "Company" or "Jones") (NASDAQ:JSDA) (TSX VENTURE:JSD), shows its support for higher education and school spirit by entering into an agreement with Michigan State University for the second year to create a limited edition Jones Soda Sparty bottle series.

The Green Apple and Cream Soda flavors reflecting MSU's green and white colors will feature pictures of Sparty, the MSU Mascot in and around MSU's campus. This year, Sparty won his second consecutive title as the Universal Cheer Associations "Mascot of the Year."

The Michigan State University Jones Soda bottles will be available for sale today throughout MSU's campus and the Lansing, Michigan region. The product is also available directly through Jones Soda's distributor, Canada Dry Bottling Co. The MSU Student Alumni Foundation will also be selling this limited edition Jones Soda and will be receiving a portion of the proceeds from overall sales.

Paul Wirries, Jones Soda's Michigan Regional Manager said, "Thanks to the support from MSU's Student Alumni Foundation and Canada Dry, we were able to create the '2005 limited edition Sparty labels.' This year is very special, as it is MSU's 150th anniversary, and we are proud to have the opportunity to recognize MSU at this amazing milestone."

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Jones Soda Co., sells its Jones Soda products through its distribution network in select markets across North America. A leader in the premium soda category, Jones is known for its innovative labeling technique that incorporates always-changing photos sent in from its consumers. Jones Soda is sold through traditional beverage retailers and everywhere you'd never expect to find a soda.

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