D.C. United Recognized as Winners of Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge


WASHINGTON, D.C. (03/13/2014) – D.C. United was recognized at a luncheon today for winning the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge with the Philadelphia Union. Representatives from D.C. United, Katcef Companies and TEAM Coalition gathered for the celebration.The Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge tracked the number of supporters who pledged to be designated drivers at all the 2013 regular season home games for both teams. Each supporter who pledged to be a designated driver at RFK Stadium earned D.C. United three points in the challenge. The United outscored the Union 4,241 points to 3,446 points. Click here to see the final standings of the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.

(left to right) Jared Smalley, TEAM Coalition; Kevin Donovan, D.C. United; Jason Amaguana, D.C. United; Pharis Owens, United for D.C.; Alex Ozenberger, TEAM Coalition; Molly McManamon, D.C. United; Jill Pepper, TEAM Coalition.“We’re pleased to work with D.C. United, TEAM Coalition and the other program partners to recognize supporters who look out for each other and make a designated driver part of their game plan,” said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “When it comes to preventing drunk driving, we’re all part of the team.”

“Teamwork is exactly what this organization is all about,” said Jill Pepper, executive director of TEAM Coalition. “Through the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge, we are demonstrating that when everyone – including the supporters – takes responsibility, everyone wins.”

About Anheuser-Busch
For more than three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its nationwide network of wholesalers have invested more than $980 million in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to promote responsible drinking, prevent underage drinking and drunk driving and address college issues. For more information on these alcohol responsibility efforts and the progress being made, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

About TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, governmental traffic safety experts, and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM’s members and supporters include Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, ARAMARK, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. www.TEAMCoalition.org.