Local community partners join together to encourage responsibility during Fiesta®
SAN ANTONIO (April XX, 2014) – As thousands prepare to descend upon San Antonio to celebrate one of the most festive events in the region, Silver Eagle Distributors and Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of Fiesta®, are encouraging Fiesta attendees to celebrate responsibly during the 11-day event by planning ahead with a safe ride home.
For the sixth year in a row, the Fiesta Safe Rides® program is being offered to festival goers thanks to a partnership between the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, Silver Eagle Distributors, the Valero Energy Foundation and Yellow Cab. The program provides consumers with a $20 Yellow Cab pre-paid taxi card that can be used for transportation to and from Fiesta events. Two-thousand cards are available for this year’s event, and are valid throughout Fiesta. Those interested in utilizing the program can pick up a card at the Yellow Cab offices. A select amount of cards will also be handed out during various Fiesta events.
“Fiesta is a great time to enjoy rich traditions and quality time with family and friends,” says John L. Nau III, President and CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors. “As we head out to celebrate this exciting time of year, I encourage everyone to do so responsibly by planning ahead to make it home safe. Whether using the Fiesta Safe Rides® program or choosing a designated driver, let’s all do our part to keep San Antonio roads safe”
Thanks to responsibility efforts across the city, last year marked the fourth-consecutive year of no alcohol-related deaths during Fiesta. “By utilizing the programs put in place for Fiesta, and talking with family and friends to plan ahead, we can all do our part to ensure 2015 is another safe and fun time for festival-goers across the city,” adds Nau.
For more information on Fiesta and the Fiesta Safe Rides® program, visit www.fiesta-sa.org.
About Silver Eagle Distributors
Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. is the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributor. The company employs more than 1,400 employees that serve 16 counties in Texas through operations in Houston, San Antonio, Pasadena, Conroe, Cypress and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle also distributes a broad selection of import brands, microbrews and craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit www.silvereagle.com
About the Fiesta Commission
Fiesta® San Antonio is a fusion of arts, heritage and culture and culminates every year in April— to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. 2015 marks the 124th Anniversary of Fiesta® taking place over 11 days April 16-26. Fiesta® literally has something for everyone with more than 110 events ranging in highlights from music, food, sports and pageantry to military and patriotic observances, exhibits, parades, Fiesta® Royalty and more.
Fiesta® is also the “Party With a Purpose” because more than 100 local nonprofit organizations and military units create the more than 100 terrific events that take place over 11 days. Those nonprofit organizations spend the rest of the year giving back to the community of San Antonio.