Teaming Up With the CFL
For more than 35 years, The War Amps and the Canadian Football League (CFL) have shared a special tradition – the annual CFL PLAYSAFE public service announcement (PSA), saluting the League’s support
of our “kids-to-kids” safety program.
The tradition goes back to the days when the late Karl Hilzinger was The War Amps CHAMP Sports Consultant. “Karlo” was a CFL all-star who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders in the 1950s. A car accident left him a double-leg amputee.
He became an inspiration to child amputees and was well-known as the silver-suited skier in The War Amps television messages. The War Amps and the CFL have been working together ever since
to spread the PLAYSAFE message. The annual PSA, which features a different team every year, airs during CFL game telecasts, including the Grey Cup.
Jed and the Ticats
Losing his leg in a lawnmower accident has given Jed a special interest in spreading The War Amps unique “kids-to-kids” PLAYSAFE message. As National Safety Ambassador for The War Amps, Jed teams up with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2019 CFL PLAYSAFE public service announcement which salutes the League’s support of the PLAYSAFE Program.
Whatever game you play, PLAYSAFE!