Georgia Ford Dealers Sponsor TEAM Georgia Designated Driver Booth at the Georgia Dome
 

Atlanta, GA (June, 2014) Team Georgia, the state’s premier safe and sober driving coalition, formally announced the creation of a new designated driver booth at the Georgia Dome. This booth will be sponsored by the Georgia Ford Dealers. TEAM Georgia volunteers ask fans to sign up as designated drivers prior to and during games and other events at our venues. Our goal is to make sure fans arrive home safely after the game. 

TEAM Georgia’s executive director, Bob Cucchi said, “We are extremely happy to have the Georgia Ford Dealers as sponsors of one of our designated driver booths at the Georgia Dome. Ford has long been a leader and advocate for motor vehicle safety in our state. This sponsorship clearly reinforces Ford as a good corporate citizen as well as an enlightened local business enterprise.” 

At present, TEAM Georgia operates 7 designated driver booths at the Georgia Dome for all Falcons home games and other events during the year. Over 1 million people attended sporting and other events at the Dome in 2013. 

“Safety behind the wheel has always been a priority for Ford Motor Company, and we want to do our part here in Georgia to make sure our community members are safe on the roads,” said John Bleakley, Jr., chairman ex-officio of the dealer group and owner of John Bleakley Ford in Lithia Springs, GA. “We’re excited to partner with TEAM Georgia and go further to keep drivers safe.”

 

Background

TEAM Georgia is made up of business leaders, government and public safety officials, and members of Atlanta’s professional sporting teams. Our unique alliance joins the state’s most prominent and progressive champions of highway safety with Georgia’s professional sporting heroes.

Our mission is to serve as an effective and progressive highway and waterway safety advocacy group, encouraging safe and sober driving choices as a means of reducing transportation crashes, injuries and fatalities. We accomplish our objectives through several unique and effective programs. One of our most noteworthy programs is our Designated Driver Booth Program. 

TEAM Georgia Designated Driver Booths are located at the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, Gwinnett Arena and Turner Field. Designated Driver Booth volunteers encourage the use of a designated driver when attending sporting, music and cultural events.  Since the Designated Booth Program began, over 450,000 fans have registered to serve as Designated Drivers, received information on impaired driving and Georgia’s DUI laws.

Southeast Ford Dealers Advertising Fund is a cooperative of Ford dealerships in Georgia and parts of Alabama and Tennessee.

For more information on TEAM Georgia, please see our website at:www.teamgeorgia.com or call Bob Cucchi our executive director at 770-490-1243.

For more information on Georgia Ford Dealers’ community involvement, Ford products or a list of dealerships, please visit www.shopfordnow.com.