Eskimos stars Ray & Lloyd team up with War Amps "CHAMP" to pass on safety

EDMONTON, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Losing his left foot in a lawnmower accident has given Noah Campeau, 10, a special interest in spreading The War Amps PLAYSAFE message to other children.

On Friday July 9, from 2 to 4 pm, Noah, who has been named The War Amps National Safety Ambassador, will join Edmonton Eskimos stars Ricky Ray and Maurice Lloyd to film a new War Amps PLAYSAFE public service announcement at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

Noah was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program shortly after his accident and now uses his experience to pass on the PLAYSAFE message to other children through presentations, riding the Association's PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE float in parades and filming this PSA today.

For more than 30 years, The War Amps and CFL have shared a special tradition - the annual CFL PLAYSAFE PSA, saluting the League's support of The War Amps safety program. Like all War Amps productions, the PSA is funded by corporate sponsors.

It will be broadcast during TSN football telecasts starting Thanksgiving weekend, including the playoffs and Grey Cup, and on other networks and specialty channels.

Using the Winner's Circle philosophy, CHAMP changes the lives of child amputees through funding for artificial limbs, counseling, seminars and programs like Matching Mothers.

The War Amps receives no government funding. It is funded solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, use E-ZEE ACCESS: call toll-free 1-800-250-3030, fax 1-800-219-8988 or visit


For further information: For further information: Media are welcome to attend the filming. Onsite, please contact Lorraine Cornelius at (613) 851-9034 or Rob Larman at (416) 728-5899. For more information, contact Communications at 1 877 60MEDIA or For the Eskimos, contact Nicole Turenne at (780) 448-1696 or (780) 405-5483

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