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"The TEAM Coalition effort to contribute to a safe and exciting fan experience benefits us all - the fans, players and sports leagues alike. TEAM recognizes that most fans come out to enjoy the thrill of the competition, and that irresponsible alcohol use can detract from that experience. By engaging us all in this effort, and rewarding positive fan behavior, TEAM scores!"

--- Mary Wilfert, Associate Director of Education Outreach, National Collegiate Athletic Association

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TEAM Coalition Partners with the NCAA and University of Virginia at the APPLE Conferences in Charlottesville, VA and Newport Beach, CA

TEAM Coalition Joins NCAA and The University of Virginia for
the 2014 APPLE Conferences

TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) Coalition attended two APPLE Conferences in January, one in Charlottesville, VA and one in Newport Beach, CA. Both conferences were sponsored by the University of Virginia and the NCAA.

The APPLE Conferences, developed and coordinated by the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the University of Virginia, are the leading national training symposiums dedicated to substance abuse prevention and health promotion for student athletes and athletics department administrators. The goal of the APPLE conference is to assist colleges in promoting student athlete health and wellness by empowering teams of student- athletes and administrators to create an institution-specific action plan.

At both conferences, TEAM Coalition provided information about responsible drinking, designated driver programs and information about how TEAM and the NCAA have partnered in the past. TEAM also provided giveaways for all attendees of the conferences. TEAM Coalition's presentation was focused on the It's a Slam Dunk, Don't Drive Drunk program that is a video and pledge competition between the schools of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Click here to see the It's a Slam Dunk, Don't Drive Drunk Facebook Page

The highlight of TEAM Coalition's participation in the APPLE Conferences was a unique take on the It's a Slam Dunk, Don't Drive Drunk video contest. This contest was customized for the APPLE Conferences where university teams were encouraged to submit a 30 second video communicating the message "It's a Slam Dunk, Don't Drive Drunk." 13 videos were submitted at the Charlottesville Conference and 8 were posted at the Newport Beach Conference. The top three videos at each conference received prizes.

Charlottesville, VA APPLE Conference
Video Contest Winners

First Place
iPad Mini University of North Carolina
At Chapel Hill

Second Place
$100 iTunes Gift Card   Caldwell University

Third Place
$25 iTunes Gift Card   Clemson University

Newport Beach, CA APPLE Conference
Video Contest Winners

First Place
iPad Mini Worcester State University

Second Place
$100 iTunes Gift Card   UCLA

Third Place
$25 iTunes Gift Card   West Virginia University

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TEAM Coalition:
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaries, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, traffic safety experts and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM Coalition members and supporters include the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, ARAMARK, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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