The Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge is a competition between two American League West Clubs: the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. The winner of the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge is the MLB Club with the most total points at the end of the 2017 regular season. Points are earned when fans pledge to be Good Sports – designated drivers – at MLB games.

The Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge is proof, once again, that Responsibility Really Does Have Its Rewards!

Rivalry games are those games when the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros host each other.

At these games, special promotions were in place to encourage fans to pledge to be Budweiser Good Sport designated drivers for their friends and family that day. Each designated driver helped their favorite Club earn one point in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.

Date Home Away
June 2-4, 2017 Texas Rangers Houston Astros
August 29-31, 2017 Houston Astros Texas Rangers
Astros 19216 DDs
Rangers 9738 DDs
Designated Drivers Games
Houston Astros 19,216 81
Texas Rangers 9,738 81
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Minute Maid Park AramarkOnBlack Silver Eagle Distributors
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TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) 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 Coalition offers designated drivers a chance to win tickets to the World Series® with the Responsibility Has Its Rewards campaign.

For every fan who makes a pledge to be a designated driver at the ballpark during regular season home games, that Club will earn one point in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.

Designated drivers must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Promise not to drink alcohol at the game
  • Provide safe and sober transportation for their group

Fans may only pledge to be designated drivers once per game.

Year Challenge Winner
 2016 Houston Astros