Major League Soccer (MLS), Colorado Rapids, HEINEKEN USA and TEAM Coalition encouraged supporters to be responsible while attending the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game and Soccer Celebration on Wednesday, July 29 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.
Responsibility Has Its Rewards is an MLS league-wide sweepstakes that rewards one randomly-selected supporter, who pledged to be a designated driver during the previous regular season, with a trip to the All-Star Game. This year’s winner is Nancy Butterfield, a responsible Colorado Rapids supporter who attended the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game with her guest, Glen Butterfield. Butterfield was recognized on the field, serving as a representative of the 33,150 MLS supporters who pledged to be designated drivers last season.
86 supporters pledged to be responsible at the 2015 MLS Soccer Celebration held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park before the game. All soccer fans who visited the TEAM Coalition booth at Soccer Celebration received a souvenir photo displaying the responsibility message along with All-Star images.
US DOT / NHTSA 2013 NATIONAL DATA:
• In 2013, 10,076 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 2.4% from the 10,322 fatalities in 2012.
• 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.