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Eligibility of The NBA Finals 2014 Winners of TEAM's Responsibility Has Its Rewards Sweepstakes Confirmed by Hillard Heintze

(June 04, 2014)

Alexandria, VA, June 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As NBA fans all over the country and across the world anticipate
Game One of The NBA Finals 2014 this week, the two winners of the
Responsibility Has Its Rewards™ sweepstakes will have the
experience of a lifetime thanks to Techniques for Effective Alcohol
Management (TEAM) Coalition and Hillard Heintze, one of the leading
private strategic security advisory and management companies in the
United States.

Jim Corbin and Gerald Mitkowsky were selected as the grand prize
winners of the sweepstakes, and their eligibility was confirmed by
Hillard Heintze. Jim Corbin, a San Antonio Spurs fan from Santa Fe,
New Mexico and a guest will attend Game One at AT&T Center.
Gerald Mitkowsky, a Miami Heat fan from Miami, Florida and a guest
will attend Game Three at AmericanAirlines Arena. The thirty NBA
teams randomly chose one fan from the NBA fans who pledged to be
designated drivers at regular season home games as their Designated
Driver for the Season. These thirty fans became finalists in the
Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes. The grand prize winners
of the sweepstakes are the Designated Drivers for the Season
representing the two NBA teams competing in the NBA Finals. This
season nearly 65,000 fans pledged to be designated drivers at NBA

For the seventh consecutive season, the NBA and TEAM Coalition
have joined together to make more fans aware of the NBA teams'
designated driver programs. The designated driver programs and the
"Responsibility Has Its Rewards" sweepstakes promote traffic safety
by encouraging responsible drinking and positive fan behavior.

"This promotion is an opportunity for the NBA to show support
for each team's efforts in coordination with beer companies and
concessionaires to encourage responsible fan behavior," said Jill
Pepper, Executive Director, TEAM Coalition. "For fans, it's a great
reminder that responsibility really does have its rewards."

As the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat Designated Drivers for
the Season, each sweepstakes winner receives two tickets to an NBA
Finals Game and will meet league and NBA team officials.

"The NBA and TEAM Coalition are doing a terrific job," said
Arnette Heintze, CEO of Hillard Heintze, "and we are thrilled to
provide our service to TEAM Coalition. We are deeply committed to
keeping fans and their families and other commuters on our roads
safe." Hillard Heintze conducts the background checks for the
winners using the advanced 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 Hillard Heintze

Hillard Heintze is one of the leading investigation and security
risk management firms in the United States. We help organizations
and senior leaders protect their people, performance, interests and
reputations. We do this by delivering investigative, security and
law enforcement advisory services worldwide that provide insight,
deliver assurance and instill confidence.

To protect what matters most, we believe that immediate access
to trusted counsel, critical insights and the full scope of
information vital to strategic decision making is absolutely
essential. And we view our role as a trusted advisor as a noble and
honorable pursuit. This is our purpose. It's who we are. It's why
our clients trust us.

Headquartered in Chicago, Hillard Heintze also has operations in
Washington D.C., Miami, San Jose and Virginia Beach, as well as
operating capabilities across North and South America, Europe, the
Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia. 

For more information, please visit

About TEAM Coalition

TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate
sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaries, stadium service
providers, the beer industry, distillers, 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 National
Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer,
NASCAR, 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, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of
Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite,
International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers
Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety

For more information, please visit


CONTACT: Jill Pepper, TEAM Coalition 703-647-7431

TEAM Coalition

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