Houston Dynamo Recognized as Winner of Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge


HOUSTON, TX (03/4/2014) – The Houston Dynamo were recognized at a luncheon on Tuesday for winning the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge with FC Dallas and Sporting KC. Representatives from the Houston Dynamo, Anheuser-Busch, Silver Eagle Distributors 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 all 3 teams. Each supporter who pledged to be a designated driver at BBVA Compass Stadium earned the Dynamo three points in the challenge. The Dynamo outscored FC Dallas and Sporting KC 12,409 points to 2,528 and 7,571 points. Click here to see the final standings of the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.

(left to right) Aurelio Ruelas, Regional Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch; Allison Law, Program Associate for TEAM Coalition; Cynde Bard, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator for Silver Eagle Distributors; Lauren Wilson, Senior Account Executive, Corporate Development for Houston Dynamo; Frank Arnold, Director of Operations for Houston Dynamo; Marc Vasquez, Coordinator, Partnership Activation for Houston Dynamo; Tony Fallardo, Geographic Marketing Manager for Anheuser-Busch.“We’re pleased to work with the Houston Dynamo, 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.