Responsible Vancouver Whitecaps FC Supporters Rewarded


Responsible Vancouver Whitecaps FC Fans Rewarded at Match Versus Portland Timbers
For Immediate Release
Brooke Montgomery,
Jill Pepper, TEAM Coalition 202-669-0357 or
While Whitecaps FC rewarded their fans with a playoff berth, responsible Whitecaps FC fans who attended the match at BC Place against Portland Timbers on October 21st had the opportunity to receive rewards off of the field. The Whitecaps FC, Budweiser, el Jimador and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition have partnered to promote responsible drinking and traffic safety through the Cascadia Responsibility Challenge.364 Whitecaps FC fans made the pledge to be a Good Sport – a designated driver for their group at the match. Fans also had the opportunity to make the online pledge to be responsible ‘Caps fans, a partnership with el Jimador. All the responsible fans had the opportunity to autograph a larger-than-life soccer ball and receive a free souvenir photo.

  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • TEAM Coalition (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management)
  • Budweiser
  • el Jimador

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WHO: Fans and the Community

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



Whitecaps FC fans support their favorite MLS club in the Cascadia Responsibility Challenge.

WHERE: BC Place, Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers

WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vancouver Whitecaps FC:

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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  • In 2010, 10,288 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decline of 4.9% from the 10,758 fatalities in 2009
  • 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.