The National Hockey League is a long-time member of TEAM Coalition. The two organizations have worked together to train thousands of arena employees in alcohol management and to encourage hockey fans across the U.S. and Canada to pledge to be designated drivers.
Nearly every NHL arena offers fans a designated driver program. Fans who register to be a designated driver pledge to not drink alcohol, drive their friends and family home safely, and ensure that everyone always buckles up. In return for their pledge, these fans are entered to win the NHL Responsibility Has Its Rewards (RHIR) sweepstakes.
Every year, TEAM Coalition recognizes the teams, concessionaires, and other game day staffing companies who have shown an outstanding effort in making sure their employees are certified in effective alcohol management. Award winners are listed in the table below: