Responsibility Has Its Rewards: Responsible Portland Timbers Supporters Rewarded at Match Versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Responsibility Has Its Rewards:
Responsible Portland Timbers Supporters Rewarded at Match Versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC
While the Timbers battled to a 1 – 1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, responsible Timbers supporters who attended the match at JELD-WEN Field on August 3, 2013 had the opportunity to receive rewards off of the field. The Timbers, el Jimador, Budweiser and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition have partnered to promote responsible drinking and traffic safety through the Cascadia Responsibility Challenge.113 Timbers supporters made the pledge to be a Good Sport – a designated driver for their group at the match. Nearly 1,100 Timbers supporters promised to be responsible by “liking” Facebook posts made by the Portland Timbers and Cascadia Responsibility Challenge. All the responsible fans had the opportunity to autograph a larger-than-life soccer ball and receive a free souvenir photo.

  • Portland Timbers
  • el Jimador
  • Budweiser
  • TEAM Coalition (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management)

Click here to see all the Timbers supporters photos on Facebook

WHO: Supporters and the Community

WHAT: Portland Timbers, el Jimador, Budweiser and TEAM Coalition invited supporters to take the pledge to be responsible, which means never driving drunk, always having a designated driver and buckling up – every trip every time. Responsible supporters autographed a larger-than-life soccer ball and received a free souvenir photo.



WHERE: JELD-WEN Field, Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2013

Portland Timbers:

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 Soccer, Major League Baseball, 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

For 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 3,900 employees and sold in approximately 135 countries worldwide. Brown-Forman’s el Jimador is the Official Tequila of Major League Soccer. For more information go to


  • 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.