Seattle Sounders FC hosted their first Cascadia Responsibility Challenge match of the season when the Club faced the Portland Timbers on May 27, 2017. The home side earned three points for an exciting 1-0 win over their Northwest rivals.
Before the match kicked off, 169 supporters helped Sounders FC earn points in the Cascadia Responsibility Challenge, a friendly competition presented by Bud Light and el Jimador to find out which Club can sign up the most responsible supporters who promise never to drive drunk. Those fans autographed a larger-than-life soccer ball and posed for a free souvenir photo.
Hundreds more fans took the Bud Light Good Sport pledge to serve as the designated driver for their group, providing safe, sober transportation on the way home from the match.
Each designated driver and responsible supporter earns their favorite Club points in the competition. The Cascadia Responsibility Challenge winner will be the Club with the most points at the end of the season.
US DOT / NHTSA 2015 NATIONAL DATA:
- In 2015 10,265 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an increase of 3.2% from the 9,943 fatalities in 2014.
- 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.