|Alexandria, VA (02/17/2013) – TEAM Coalition recognized nine Delaware North Companies Sportservice accounts at the company’s general managers meeting on Thursday February 7, 2013 in Tampa, FL. Companywide, DNC Sportservice certified a record 8,973 employees and non-profit volunteers in TEAM Coalition’s alcohol management training program in 2012. TEAM Coalition recognizes all organizations who certify significant numbers of employees each year.The Championship Performance award is given to food and beverage providers at NFL stadiums and MLB ballparks when 1,000 or more employees are TEAM certified during the year. The following DNC Sportservice accounts earned TEAM’s Championship Performance Award in 2012:
- Cleveland Browns Stadium (recently renamed FirstEnergy Stadium)
- MetLife Stadium (home to the New York Giants and New York Jets)
- Progressive Field (home to the Cleveland Indians)
- Ralph Wilson Stadium (home to the Buffalo Bills)
The Excellent Performer award is given to food and beverage providers at NFL stadiums and MLB ballparks when 500 or more employees are TEAM certified during the year. The award is earned by MLS stadiums and NBA or NHL arenas when 250 or more employees are TEAM certified. And all other facilities with a maximum capacity of more than 7,500 seats earn this award when 150 or more employees are TEAM certified during the year. The following DNC Sportservice accounts earned TEAM’s Championship Performance Award in 2012:
- Lambeau Field (home to the Green Bay Packers)
- Miller Park (home to the Milwaukee Brewers)
- Red Bull Arena (home to the New York Red Bulls)
- Stockton Arena
- U.S. Cellular Field (home to the Chicago White Sox)
(left to right) Joseph Nigro, General Manager at U.S. Cellular Field; Fattar Thomas, General Manager for Cleveland Browns Stadium (now FirstEnergy Stadium); Bill Lohr, General Manager for MetLife Stadium; Andy Yantek, Operations Manager for Progressive Field; Jill Pepper, Executive Director for TEAM Coalition; Dan Cardona, General Manager for Miller Park; Denny Walch, Regional Vice President for West Coast; Jon DonVito, General Manager for Red Bull Arena; Glenn Zdazenski, General Manager for Ralph Wilson Stadium; Charlie Millerwise, General Manager for Lambeau Field; Jerry Freed, Regional Vice President; Jim Robertson, Director of Corporate Security.
“We’re especially proud of the breadth of the winners of our training certification awards from DNC Sportservice this year,” said Jill Pepper, TEAM Coalition executive director. “To have nine DNC Sportservice accounts earn awards is truly remarkable. It is a testament to DNC Sportservice’s commitment to employee training and its positive impact on fan behavior.”
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 Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the 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.