FC Dallas Host Budweiser Good Sport Challenge

08/24/2017

FC Dallas hosted the second installment of the 2017 Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge when the Houston Dynamo visited Toyota Stadium on August 23, 2017. The Texas rivals played to a 3-3 draw in the derby.

Before the match kicked off, 75 supporters helped FC Dallas earn points in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge, a friendly competition to find out which Club can sign up the most responsible supporters who promise never to drive drunk. Those fans autographed a responsibility wall and posed for a free souvenir photo.

One lucky supporter was selected at the end of the night as the designated driver for the match and received a prize pack from Budweiser and FC Dallas.

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Each designated driver and responsible supporter earns their favorite Club points in the competition. The Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge winner will be the Club with the most points at the end of the season.

Major League Soccer is happy to support and continue to work alongside TEAM Coalition in support of the key objectives of improving the game day experience for all our guests, together with the extremely successful Responsibility Has Its Rewards and the Designated Driver programs. The work that TEAM continues to be involved in can only make our events safer and more secure for all attending and supporting soccer. We are privileged to be a partner with TEAM.Ray Whitworth, Senior Vice President of Security & Operations with Major League Soccer and Chairman of TEAM Coalition
Anheuser-Busch has led our industry in promoting responsible drinking for more than 35 years, and the Budweiser Good Sport program reminds fans who choose to drink to do so responsibly and get their friends home safely. We all share the same streets after the game. This partnership with FC Dallas, TEAM and the supporters displays our collective responsibility to help keep our roads safe.Katja Zastrow, VP of CSR-Better World, Anheuser-Busch
FC Dallas
Anheuser-Busch
TEAM Coalition
US DOT / NHTSA 2015 NATIONAL DATA:
  • In 2015 10,265 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an increase of 3.2% from the 9,943 fatalities in 2014.
  • Many, if not most of those lives would have been saved if people did not drive when they were impaired by alcohol or if they used sober, designated drivers or if they simply wore their seat belts.
  • Statistics and research clearly show that 21-34 year old males are the demographic most likely to be involved in an automobile crash, drive when impaired by alcohol, and fail to buckle up.