The NHL® worked with TEAM Coalition to promote responsible drinking at the 2020 NHL® Skills Competition and the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO on January 24th and 25th. While the NHL® All-Stars displayed their amazing skills on the ice, 97 NHL® fans scored a responsibility hat trick off the ice, making the pledge to never drive drunk, always have a designated driver, and always buckle up, every trip, every time.
Congratulations to Cindy Lowe, Nashville Predators Designated Driver for the Season and grand prize winner of the Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes. Ms. Lowe and her guest were provided tickets to the Skills Competition and All-Star Game as well as round trip airfare and lodging while in St. Louis.
All responsible fans inside Enterprise Center were provided with the opportunity to add their names to an autograph wall to demonstrate their commitment to keeping the penalties on the ice and off the roads. All the responsible fans received a souvenir photo and were entered for a chance to win an NHL® prize pack including a $100 Shop.NHL.com gift card and branded items from TEAM Coalition. Fans shared their digital photos and the responsibility message by posting photos on Facebook and Twitter. The 50 photos taken at Enterprise Center were viewed 234 times, an average of 4.7 views per photo.
US DOT / NHTSA 2018 NATIONAL DATA:
- In 2018, 10,511 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an decrease of 3.6% from the 10,908 fatalities in 2017.
- 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.