Boston, MA (10/24/2018) – For one very lucky and responsible Boston Red Sox fan, last night’s World Series® game will forever be treasured as an incredible baseball memory. Shane Glennon, from New Bedford, MA, cheered loudly for his beloved Red Sox from Fenway Park. Mr. Glennon and his guest received tickets to the game as his reward for being a responsible fan. He was one of the two grand prize winners of the League-wide “Responsibility Has Its Rewards” (RHIR) sweepstakes to celebrate responsible fans. Through the Budweiser Responsible Fan program and the TEAM Coalition “Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sweepstakes, more than 567,000 baseball fans of legal drinking age pledged to enjoy responsibly and have a safe ride plan at Major League Baseball ballparks this season.
For the 15th consecutive season, MLB, Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition and Budweiser have joined together to make fans aware of the responsibility programs offered at MLB ballparks. These programs and the “Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sweepstakes promote positive fan behavior by encouraging responsible drinking and safe ride plans.
Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers promote responsible drinking among baseball fans by implementing Budweiser Responsible Fan programs with 20 MLB ballparks throughout the season. Anheuser-Busch is an official sponsor of Major League Baseball and the 2018 World Series.
As the Boston Red Sox Responsible Fan for the Season, Mr. Glennon received two tickets for Game One of the 2018 World Series®, was recognized on the video scoreboard and met MLB and Club officials. The Los Angeles Dodgers Responsible Fan of the Season, Seferino Nunez of Paramount, CA, will attend Game Three of the World Series® at Dodger Stadium as the other RHIR sweepstakes grand prize winner.
During the 2018 MLB regular season, more than 560,000 baseball fans planned ahead and made a responsible, winning play by pledging to be designated drivers.
The top five MLB Clubs for responsible fans in 2018 are:
- St. Louis Cardinals: 69,240 responsible fans
- San Diego Padres: 52,081 responsible fans
- Milwaukee Brewers: 40,792 responsible fans
- Los Angeles Dodgers: 29,651 responsible fans
- Toronto Blue Jays: 27,422 responsible fans