The Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge is a competition between two National League Central Clubs: the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs. The winner of the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge is the 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 Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs host each other.

At these games, special promotions are in place to encourage fans to pledge to be Budweiser Good Sport designated drivers for their friends and family that day. Designated drivers help their favorite Club earn points in the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge.

Date Home Away
June 30 – July 2, 2017 Cincinnati Reds Chicago Cubs
August 14, 2017 Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds
Reds 2873 DDs
Cubs 13923 DDs
Designated Drivers Games
Cincinnati Reds 2,873 81
Chicago Cubs 13,923 81
Club Ballpark Concessions Distributor
RedsB Great American Ball Park DN_SS_horizontal_white Heidelberg Distributing Co.
CubsB Wrigley Field Levy Restaurants Lakeshore Beverage

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.

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

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 Chicago Cubs
2015 Chicago Cubs
2014 Chicago Cubs
2013 Cincinnati Reds