FC Dallas hosted the first installment of this year’s Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge when the Houston Dynamo visited Toyota Stadium on May 28, 2017. The Texas rivals played to a 0-0 draw in the derby.
Before the match kicked off, 117 supporters helped FC Dallas earn points in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge, a friendly competition to find out which Club can sign up the most responsible supporters who promise never to drive drunk. Those fans autographed a responsibility wall and posed for a free souvenir photo.
One lucky supporter was selected at the end of the night as the designated driver for the match and received a prize pack from Budweiser and FC Dallas.
Each designated driver and responsible supporter earns their favorite Club points in the competition. The Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge winner will be the Club with the most points at the end of the season.
US DOT / NHTSA 2015 NATIONAL DATA:
- In 2015 10,265 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an increase of 3.2% from the 9,943 fatalities in 2014.
- 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.