Supporters who attended the Seattle Sounders FC match versus the Vancouver Whitecaps at CenturyLink Field didn’t get the desired result on the pitch but did take the pledge to be responsible fans!
Hundreds of supporters helped the Sounders FC earn points in the Designated Driver Challenge against the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. These supporters pledged to be Good Sports – designated drivers for their group. Responsible supporters autographed a larger-than-life inflatable soccer ball and received a free souvenir photo.
Each designated driver is worth one point in the competition. The 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.
Seattle Sounders FC, Anheuser-Busch, Brown-Forman and TEAM Coalition partnered to promote responsible drinking at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA encouraging supporters to become designated drivers.
US DOT / NHTSA 2013 NATIONAL DATA:
• In 2013, 10,076 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 2.4% from the 10,322 fatalities in 2012.
• 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.