Alexandria, Va. (10/26/2015) – As Major League Baseball fans across North America and across the world anticipate the start of the 2015 World Series®, the two winners of the Responsibility Has Its Rewards™ (RHIR) sweepstakes are about to have the experiences of a lifetime thanks to Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition and Hillard Heintze, one of the leading private strategic security advisory and management companies in the United States.
Heather Vengley and Stephanie Fitzpatrick were selected as the grand prize winners of the sweepstakes, and their eligibility was confirmed by Hillard Heintze. Ms. Vengley, a Royals fan from Kansas City, MO will attend Game One at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO and Ms. Fitzpatrick, a Mets fan from Malverne, NY will attend Game Three at Citi Field in Flushing, NY. They were randomly chosen from more than 604,000 fans all over the United States and Canada who pledged to be designated drivers, ensuring a safe ride home for their friends and family.
For the twelfth consecutive season, Major League Baseball (MLB) and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition have joined together to make more fans aware of the designated driver programs offered at all MLB ballparks. The designated driver programs and the RHIR sweepstakes promote traffic safety by encouraging responsible drinking and positive fan behavior.
“This promotion is an opportunity for MLB to show support for the Clubs’ efforts in coordination with the concessionaires, the brewers and the local beer wholesalers to encourage responsible fan behavior,” said Jill Pepper, Executive Director of TEAM Coalition. “For fans, it’s a great reminder that responsibility really does have its rewards.”
As the Royals and Mets Designated Drivers for the Season, each sweepstakes winner receives two tickets to a World Series® Game. They will be recognized on the video scoreboards and they will meet MLB and Club officials.
“As we have been for many years,” Arnette Heintze, CEO of Hillard Heintze said, “we are proud to be partnering with TEAM Coalition in keeping fans and their families – and other people on our roads safe.” Hillard Heintze conducts the background checks for the winners using the technology and services of S2Verify, LLC, one of the fastest growing companies in the employee screening market and the leading screening industry process innovator.
About 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 Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Aramark, Delaware North Sportservice, Legends, Spectra, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Constellation Brands, HEINEKEN USA, MillerCoors, 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. For more information, please visit TEAMCoalition.org or FansDontLetFansDriveDrunk.org.
About Hillard Heintze
Hillard Heintze is one of the leading investigation and security risk management firms in the United States. We help organizations and senior leaders protect their people, performance, interests and reputations. We do this by delivering investigative, security and law enforcement advisory services worldwide that provide insight, deliver assurance and instill confidence. To protect what matters most, we believe that immediate access to trusted counsel, critical insights and the full scope of information vital to strategic decision making is absolutely essential. And we view our role as a trusted advisor as a noble and honorable pursuit. This is our purpose. It’s who we are. It’s why our clients trust us. Headquartered in Chicago, Hillard Heintze also has operations in Washington D.C., Miami, San Jose and Virginia Beach, as well as operating capabilities across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia. For more information, go to www.hillardheintze.com.