Timbers Host Cascadia Responsibility Challenge

05/23/2016

Supporters who attended the Portland Timbers match versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 22, 2016 witnessed plenty of excitement at Providence Park as the rivalry match ended 4-2 for the home side.

Supporters helped the Portland Timbers earn points in the Cascadia Responsibility Challenge, a friendly competition presented by Budweiser and el Jimador to find out which club can sign up the most Good Sports – designated drivers for their group as well as responsible drinkers who promise never to drive drunk. Responsible supporters autographed a larger-than-life soccer ball and received a free souvenir photo.

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Each designated driver is worth three points in the competition. The Cascadia Responsibility Challenge winner will be the club with the most points at the end of the season. Click here to see the Challenge Standings.

Portland Timbers, Budweiser, el Jimador and TEAM Coalition partnered to promote responsible drinking at Providence Park in Portland, OR encouraging supporters to become designated drivers.

One of Major League Soccer’s top priorities is the safety of our fans, and our partnership with TEAM Coalition is an excellent program that provides a positive message. We’re pleased to work with TEAM Coalition to promote responsible habits.Don Garber, Commissioner, Major League Soccer
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US DOT / NHTSA 2014 NATIONAL DATA:
  • In 2014, 9,967 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 1% from the 10,076 fatalities in 2013.
  • 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.
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