SOURCE: TEAM Coalition

TEAM Coalition

TEAM Coalition

November 14, 2011 09:00 ET

Eligibility of MLS Cup™ 2011 Winners of TEAM Coalition's Responsibility Has Its Rewards Sweepstakes Confirmed by Hillard Heintze

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - As the Major League Soccer championship game -- MLS Cup™ 2011 -- approaches, TEAM Coalition (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) and Hillard Heintze, one of the leading private strategic security advisory and management companies in the United States, confirmed the eligibility of the finalists for the Responsibility Has Its Rewards™ (RIHR) sweepstakes.

One designated driver was selected from each club to represent it as the Designated Driver for the Season. The selected Designated Drivers for the Season from the clubs that compete in MLS Cup™ 2011 on November 20, 2011 to be played at Home Depot Center in Carson, CA will receive two (2) tickets to the game, roundtrip airfare, and hotel accommodations. A trip to the 2012 MLS All-Star Game™ will also be awarded to the Designated Driver for the Season from the remaining 16 clubs that do not participate in MLS Cup™ 2011. The 2012 MLS All-Star Game™ trip will include two (2) tickets to the game, roundtrip airfare, and hotel accommodations.

"Confirming the eligibility of these winners is a critical process," said Jill Pepper, Executive Director, TEAM Coalition. "That's because, at the core of our entire Responsibility Has Its Rewards campaign is the crucial need to champion designated drivers as worthy representatives of responsible behavior."

TEAM 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.

Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition that includes Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, ARAMARK Corporation, Delaware North Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, the International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association, Live Nation, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite Show Services, the National Association of Broadcasters, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"We're delighted to be partnering on this campaign," said Arnette Heintze, CEO of Hillard Heintze. "By rewarding designated drivers, TEAM and MLS are making it safer not only at the event but also for all of the drivers on the roads near the facility after the game ends." Hillard Heintze conducts the background checks for the winners using the technology and services of S2Verify, LLC, one of the fastest growing companies in the employee screening market and the leading screening industry process innovator.

About TEAM Coalition TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaries, stadium service providers, the beer industry, broadcasters, traffic safety experts and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM Coalition members and supporters include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, ARAMARK, Delaware North Companies - Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, MillerCoors, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite Show Services, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

About Hillard Heintze Hillard Heintze provides the strategic thought leadership, trusted counsel and end-to-end services that help leading public and private corporations as well as government agencies and major public service organizations advance best-in-class security strategies and investigations to protect and preserve the safety of their people, property, performance and reputation. For the last three years, Hillard Heintze has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest-growing private companies - and ranked on the annual Inc. 500/5000 list as No. 242 in 2009, No. 583 in 2010, and No. 764 in 2011. The company has also been acknowledged by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) as #6 on its 2011 list of the 100 fastest-growing inner city firms in the United States.

For more information, please visit www.TEAMCoalition.org, www.RHIR.org or www.hillardheintze.com

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