Responsibility Has Its Rewards: Responsible Cleveland Indians Fans Rewarded at Games Versus Minnesota Twins

Responsibility Has Its Rewards:
Responsible Cleveland Indians Fans Rewarded
at Games Versus Minnesota Twins
Fans who attended the Cleveland Indian series versus the Minnesota Twins were treated to a great weekend of baseball! 1,128 fans helped the Minnesota Twins earn points in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge against the Minnesota Twins. These fans pledged to be Good Sports – designated drivers for their group.Each designated driver is worth a “home run” (1 point) in the challenge. The Budweiser Good Sport 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.

Cleveland Indians, Budweiser and TEAM Coalition partnered to promote responsible drinking at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH encouraging fans to become designated drivers.


  • Cleveland Indians
  • Budweiser
  • TEAM Coalition

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WHO: Fans and the Community

WHAT: Cleveland Indians, Budweiser and TEAM Coalition rewarded fans who pledged to be designated drivers, which means they are over 21 years of age, they promised not to drink alcohol at the game and they promised to provide safe transportation home from the game for their group. Responsible fans autographed a graffiti baord and received a free souvenir photo.



Indians fans support their favorite MLB club in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.

WHERE: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH

WHEN: Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25, 2013

Minnesota Twins:

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 Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, 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 Companies, 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.

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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


  • In 2011, 9,878 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decline of 2.5% from the 10,136 fatalities in 2010.
  • 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.