Responsible D.C. United Supporters Rewarded


Responsible D.C. United Supporters Rewarded at Match Versus Philadelphia Union

D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union faced off for the final time in this year’s I-95 rivalry, and the Black-and-Red came away with a 1-0 victory to help secure their place atop the MLS Eastern Conference. In addition to enjoying the win, D.C. United supporters made the pledge to be designated drivers, earning points in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge. With the season winding down, every pledge is crucial in the Challenge Standings.D.C. United, Budweiser and TEAM Coalition partnered to promote responsible drinking and traffic safety at RFK Stadium, encouraging supporters to become designated drivers.107 Responsible D.C. United supporters made the pledge to be a Good Sport – the designated driver for their group at the match. All the responsible supporters had the opportunity to autograph a larger-than-life soccer ball and receive a free souvenir photo.

  • D.C. United
  • Budweiser
  • TEAM Coalition

WHO: Fans and the Community

WHAT: D.C. United, Budweiser and TEAM Coalition invited supporters to take the pledge to be responsible soccer supporters, 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: RFK Stadium, D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014

D.C. United:

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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Anheuser-Busch: For 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.