Buffalo Bills Celebrate Responsibility Bowl II Win


The Buffalo Bills celebrated their second Responsibility Bowl championship on April 28, 2016 as part of their Draft Day celebration. The Responsibility Bowl is a season-long tournament among NFL teams. The Bills outscored the competition through four preliminary rounds that spanned from preseason through week 12 of the 2015 regular season. The Bills faced their divisional rivals the Miami Dolphins in the final round of the Responsibility Bowl.

More than 20,000 Bills fans signed up to be the designated driver for their friends and family during the 2015 season. Several thousand more shared #BillsFansNeverDriveDrunk on Twitter and Facebook to earn additional points for their favorite team. No other NFL team could compete, leading to a Bills repeat victory in the Responsibility Bowl. Responsible fans joined Andy Major, Scott Lasker and Caitlin Lewandowski from the Buffalo Bills for the presentation of the Responsibility Bowl trophy.

The Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver program is operated at Ralph Wilson Stadium in conjunction with partners the Buffalo Bills, Delaware North Sportservice, Contemporary Services Corporation, MADD and TEAM Coalition.

We’re especially proud of the Buffalo Bills and their repeat Responsibility Bowl victory,” said Jill Pepper, TEAM Coalition executive director. “The Bills and all their stadium partners, including Delaware North Sportservice and Contemporary Services Corporation, have truly embraced the message of alcohol responsibility from training and certifying employees in alcohol management to encouraging fans to pledge to be designated drivers. There is no better proof of the Buffalo Bills commitment to responsible fan behavior than winning a second Responsibility Bowl trophy. Congratulations to the team, your stadium partners and your fans. <span class="su-quote-cite">Jill Pepper, Executive Director, TEAM Coalition</span>


TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, 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 Football League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Americrown, Aramark, Delaware North Sportservice, Legends, Spectra, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Constellation Brands, HEINEKEN USA, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information visit www.TEAMCoalition.org or www.FansDontLetFansDriveDrunk.org.

• In 2014, 9,967 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 1.1% 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.