|SAN DIEGO, CA. (03/1/2013) – The San Diego Padres were recognized on February 28, 2013 for winning the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. Representatives from the Padres, Anheuser-Busch and TEAM Coalition gathered for the celebration.The Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge tracked the number of fans who pledged to be designated drivers at all the 2012 regular season home games for all three Clubs. Each fan who pledged to be a designated driver at Petco Park earned the Padres 1 point in the challenge. The Padres outscored the Dodgers and the Giants with 28,704 designated drivers as compared to the competitions’ 2,756 and 13,825, respectively.
Click here to see the final standings in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.
(left to right) Shawn Rossi, Manager of Premium Services for the San Diego Padres; Al Bobadilla, Padres Guest Services Specialist; Kameron Durham, Director of Guest Services for the San Diego Padres; Elo Carillo, Padres Guest Services Specialist; Tersila Guerin, Padres Guest Services Specialist; Jill Pepper, Executive Director of TEAM Coalition; Chris Northcraft, Padres Guest Services Specialist; Bob Kline, Padres Guest Services Specialist;Evelyn Watson, Padres Guest Services Specialist; Brooke Roth, Regional Director of Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch; Jorge Silva, Director of Sales for Anheuser-Busch; Scott Marshall, VP of Retail and Concessions for the San Diego Padres
The Padres, Petco Park, DNC Sportservice and Anheuser-Busch have been working together successfully for the Budweiser Good Sport designated driver program, finishing the 2012 MLB season with the 5th most designated drivers in the league.
“We’re pleased to work with the Padres, TEAM and the other program partners to recognize fans who look out for each other and make a designated driver part of their game plan,” said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “When it comes to preventing drunk driving, we’re all part of the team.”
“Teamwork is exactly what this organization is all about,” said Jill Pepper, executive director of TEAM Coalition. “Through the Designated Driver Challenge, we are demonstrating that when everyone – including the fans – takes responsibility, everyone wins.”
The Budweiser Good Sport designated driver program is just one component of the fan behavior initiatives offered by the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Other components include:
- A Guest Code of Conduct posted in and around Petco Park
- Certification of more than 1,000 employees across every organization operating in Petco Park in effective alcohol management training
- Alcohol service policies including ID checks for fans who look 30 years of age or younger, no more than two alcoholic beverages per person per transaction and alcohol cut-off at the end of the seventh inning
About TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, governmental traffic safety experts, and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM’s members and supporters include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, ARAMARK, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch, 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. www.teamcoalition.org.
For three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its nationwide network of wholesalers have invested more than $930 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 www.anheuser-busch.com.