Brown-Forman brought TEAM Coalition to an impressive group of partners working together to reward responsible fans at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday December 19, 2015. The University of Louisville men’s basketball team took on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on the court. Before the game the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, the HERO Campaign, the BRICC Coalition, Centerplate, Brown-Forman and TEAM Coalition offered fans the opportunity to pledge to be designated drivers. Those who participated autographed a responsibility wall and smiled for a souvenir photo.
Everyone who participated was given a $15 yellow cab voucher, a coupon for a free 20 oz. soda from Centerplate and was entered to win a Rick Pitino autographed basketball.
US DOT / NHTSA 2014 NATIONAL DATA:
• In 2014, 9,967 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 1% from the 10,076 fatalities in 2013.
• 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.