The Portland Timbers hosted their first Cascadia Responsibility Challenge match of the season when the Club faced Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 22, 2017. The home side earned three points for an exciting 2-1 win over their Canadian rivals.
Before the match kicked off, 133 supporters helped the Timbers earn points in the Cascadia Responsibility Challenge, a friendly competition presented by 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.
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.