Chicago Fire supporters braved the elements to cheer on their club to a 1-1 draw against D.C. United at Toyota Park on April 30, 2016. Many supporters also scored a victory off the field by pledging to be enjoy the match responsibly.
The Fire are the defending champions in the Heineken Designated Driver Challenge against D.C. United. The clubs earn points when supporters pledge to be designated drivers. Supporters who pledged also received a free souvenir photo at this Challenge Rivalry Match.
Each designated driver is worth one point in the competition. The Designated Driver Challenge winner will be the club with the most points at the end of the season. Click here to see the Challenge Standings.
US DOT / NHTSA 2014 NATIONAL DATA:
• 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.