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|Fans who attended the Washington Redskins Thursday Night Football Game against the New York Giants on September 25, 2014 were treated to a primetime night of football. While the final score left a little to be desired for the home team, the good news is that 765 fans pledged to be designated drivers. Those responsible fans helped the Washington Redskins earn points in the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge versus the Giants.Each designated driver is worth a “touchdown” (6 points) in the Good Sport Challenge. So the Redskins earned 4,590 points from those 765 designated drivers. The Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge winner will be the team with the most points at the end of the season. Click here to see the Challenge Standings. The Washington Redskins responsibility partners include Bud Light, Centerplate and TEAM Coalition. In addition to the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge, the Redskins are also competing in the Responsibility Bowl.New this season, the Responsibility Bowl is a league-wide competition encouraging responsible fan behavior with respect to alcohol. The competition raises awareness about existing designated driver programs offered at all 31 NFL stadiums. NFL fans who are the designated driver or who plan ahead to use public transportation, take a taxi or a car service or make other arrangements so that they never drive drunk will help earn points for their favorite NFL team in the Responsibility Bowl. The five-round tournament pits all 32 NFL teams in head-to-head match-ups throughout the season. Teams advance through the rounds by earning points when their fans pledge to be responsible, either by signing up to be designated drivers at the games or by responding to social media posts from the teams and their partners about the competition.Just like the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge, the Redskins earned a touchdown with each designated driver sign-up. There is also a social media component for the Responsibility Bowl. It is all about the hashtag #RedskinsNeverDriveDrunk. Each time that hashtag appears on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, the Redskins earn an extra point in the Responsibility Bowl. |
The Washington Redskins are currently in to the second round of the Responsibility Bowl after beating the Eagles in Round 1. In Round 2, the Redskins are facing the St. Louis Rams. In order to advance to Round 3 of the Responsibility Bowl, the Redskins must earn over 1,200 social media points before noon on Tuesday September 30, 2014.
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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.For more information visit www.TEAMCoalition.org, www.FansDontLetFansDriveDrunk.org orwww.ResponsibilityHasItsRewards.org.Anheuser-Busch:
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 www.Anheuser-Busch.comUS DOT / NHTSA 2012 NATIONAL DATA:
- 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 9,865 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.