Responsible Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Rewarded at Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge Series


Responsibility Has Its Rewards: Responsible Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Rewarded at Games Versus Philadelphia Phillies

Fans who attended the Pittsburgh Pirates series versus the Philadelphia Phillies had a lot to celebrate! The Pirates swept the series, there were fireworks for the 4th of July, and the newest Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge got off to a great start. Nearly 200 fans posed for a picture and helped the Pirates earn points against the Phillies by pledging 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.The Pittsburgh Pirates, Budweiser, Aramark and TEAM Coalition partnered to promote responsible drinking at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA encouraging fans to become designated drivers.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Budweiser
  • Aramark
  • TEAM Coalition


WHO: Fans and the Community

WHAT: The Pittsburgh Pirates, Budweiser, Aramark 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 board and received a free souvenir photo.

WHERE: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

WHEN: Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates:

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 $1 billion 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 2012, 10,322 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an increase of 4.6% from the 9,685 fatalities in 2011.
  • 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.