Designated Driver Program

The American Red Cross along with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Baumgarten Distributing are making it easy for revelers to designate a sober driver this holiday season. Each year, the Red Cross and their partners team up to offer free, non-alcoholic beverages to designated drivers.

“The holidays give people many reasons to celebrate,” said Marie Dietrich of the Red Cross Injury Prevention Department. “Don’t let this season be remembered for the wrong reasons. Celebrate responsibly and always designate a sober driver.”

Designated drivers can enjoy free nonalcoholic beverages at participating bars on the day before Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day and Fourth of July.

Please contact for more information about participating bars.