Houston Texans Celebrate Win, 2015 Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge


The Houston Texans were recognized on August 16, 2016 for winning the 2015 Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge against the Tennessee Titans. Representatives from the Texans, Aramark, Contemporary Services Corporation, Silver Eagle Distributors and TEAM Coalition gathered for the celebration.

The Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge tracked the number of fans who pledged to be designated drivers at all 2015 regular season home games for both teams. Each fan who pledged to be a designated driver at NRG Stadium earned the Texans 6 points in the challenge. Fans also had the opportunity to show support of their team’s responsibility efforts on social media to earn additional points. The Texans finished with 61,121 points compared to the Titans with 36,972.

The Texans, Aramark, Anheuser-Busch, Contemporary Services Corporation and Silver Eagle Distributors have been working together successfully for the Bud Light Good Sport designated driver program for several seasons. This was their forth consecutive win versus the Titans.

The Bud Light Good Sport designated driver program is just one component of the fan behavior initiatives offered by the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Other components include:

  • A Fan Code of Conduct posted in and around NRG Stadium
  • Certification employees in effective alcohol management training
  • Alcohol service policies including ID checks for all fans, no more than two alcoholic beverages per person per transaction and alcohol cut-off at the end of the third quarter
Anheuser-Busch has led our industry in promoting responsible drinking for more than 30 years and the Bud Light Good Sport designated driver program reminds fans who choose to drink, to do so responsibly and get their friends home safely. We all share the same streets after the game. This partnership with the Texans, TEAM and the fans displays our collective responsibility to help keep our roads safe.Katja Zastrow, Vice President, CSR-Better World U.S., Anheuser-Busch
Teamwork is exactly what this organization is all about. Through the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge, we are demonstrating that when everyone – including the fans – takes responsibility, everyone wins.Jill Pepper, Executive Director, TEAM Coalition
Anheuser-Busch and its employees build on a legacy of corporate social responsibility by focusing on three key areas: promoting alcohol responsibility, preserving and protecting the environment and supporting local communities. In the past three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers have invested more than $1 billion in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving. Anheuser-Busch reduced total water use at its breweries 15 percent over the last 5 years and by 48 percent over the last 10 years. The company has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. Since 1997, Anheuser-Busch and its Foundation have invested in local communities through donations of more than $573 million to charitable organizations. The company also has provided more than 73.6 million cans of emergency drinking water to people impacted by natural and other disasters since 1988. Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com 
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 National Football League, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Aramark, Contemporary Services Corporation, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Americrown, Delaware North Sportservice, Legends, Spectra, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Constellation Brands, HEINEKEN USA, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information visit TEAMCoalition.org or FansDontLetFansDriveDrunk.org.

(L to R): Cynde Bard, Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist, Silver Eagle Distributors; Chris Devore, Director of Concessions, Aramark; Karissa Hudik, Event Services Coordinator, Houston Texans; Chris Laney, Assistant Branch Manager, Contemporary Services Corporation; Holly Schweitzer, Director of Fan Relations and Event Services, Houston Texans; Craig Chapman, Event Manager, SMG; Michelle Young, Event Coordinator, TEAM Coalition; Greg Harris, Event Manager and HR Compliance, Contemporary Services Corporation