For the third year, MADD and the National Football League are partnering to remind fans to “play the most important position in the NFL—the designated driver!” Through this partnership, MADD members will attend select NFL football games this fall, provide information at MADD-branded booths, as well as circulate through the parking lots promoting the message of the importance of designating a sober driver before the game begins.
We’ve added even more teams to the partnership this year. For the 2012-2013 season we’ve partnered with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins to help keep their fans safe.
In addition to the game-day program, another of our NFL partnership initiatives is back for another year—MADD Props! MADD and the NFL want to help prevent some of the 6,000 deaths each year caused by teen alcohol use. Teens can take a stand through the MADD’s Power of You(th) Facebook page by signing the pledge to not drink before age 21 and to never ride in a car with someone who’s been drinking. By taking the pledge, they’ll be entered to win official NFL prizes from their favorite team. Teens can also draft their friends to take the pledge for a better chance to win.
We are grateful to the NFL for partnering with MADD to help raise aweareness about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking.