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Friday, July 14, 2017

CFL, SAFEWAY & BOMBERS LOOK AFTER KAREN

WINNIPEG - Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie spoke with Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan and Safeway and Sobeys' Touchdown To Win contestant Karen Kuldys today and invited her and her family to attend this year’s 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw in Ottawa as VIP guests of the League.

“We’re all fans and whatever team you root for, we would all love to see a CFL fan win a million dollars. So we all feel for Karen and what she must have gone through last night, and what she must still be feeling today. I was in Winnipeg for the game and I spoke with her today. On behalf of the CFL, I invited her and her family to come to Grey Cup this year as our guests,” said Randy Ambrosie, the CFL’s Commissioner. “I know Karen’s a Blue Bomber fan and her son plays football, so we spoke with Wade Miller, the President and CEO of the Bombers, this morning. He immediately pledged to provide Karen with Bombers season's tickets for the rest of this season and next season as well. We all know these things can’t compare to a million dollars but we wanted to do something to let her and her family know that we all wished she could have won last night.”
He added: “It was a very tough call made by our official last night, one that could have gone either way. There are tough calls made all the time in our game because these are world class athletes, moving at tremendous speeds, and we ask our officials to make difficult judgement calls in the blink of an eye, and we have to respect their decisions.”
Safeway and Sobeys' Touchdown to Win Contest, which awards a Visions $25,000 home theatre package to a contest entrant if one kickoff is returned for touchdown, and a million dollars if a second kickoff is returned for a touchdown in the same game, is part of the grocery chains’ partnership with TSN, which along with RDS is the exclusive broadcaster of the CFL. Today, Sobeys announced that, in addition to the home theatre package, it will provide Karen with free groceries for one year at any Safeway or Sobeys.
"We were thrilled that Karen won a $25,000 home theatre package after one kickoff was returned for a touchdown,” said Lyne Castonguay, Executive Vice President, Sobeys Inc. “And while we can’t reverse a referee’s on-field call, we are delighted to be able to offer Karen a year’s worth of free groceries in addition to the great football offers made by the CFL and the Blue Bombers.”

13 comments:

CJ Evans said...

An excellent response by the league and its sponsors!!

Anonymous said...

Good for Karen! Under the circumstances I believe things were handled well. It's not a million dollars but it's acknowledgement that a mistake was made.

Anonymous said...

Good on the CFL, Bombers and Sobey's for stepping up!

Todd

Anonymous said...

Such a silly story! Lets move on ...

Anonymous said...

Good , positive for Karen, and the league

Anonymous said...

That hare-brained call ultimately cost Toronto the game. I'm glad the league made amends to Karen, but what about everyone who plays CFL Pick 'em? This debacle ruined a lot of win streaks across the country. Goes to show that it doesn't matter who you pick for winners, 1 or 2 blunders by the zebras decides the outcome.

Gord said...

Absolutely disgraceful call. The ineptitude of the officials and the replay officials in this league is a complete joke. Heads should have rolled a long time ago. How on earth does Jake Ireland and Glen Johnson keep their jobs is a complete mystery. Those 2 morons are killing this league. The next thing that will happen is a team is going to lose a Grey Cup because of these clowns. What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Hear ! Hear !

Thanx Gord for your post.

Anonymous said...


Is Gord Scruffy?

Anonymous said...

If the majority of the posters on here aren't bitching they're not breathing.

w said...

It's a contest in life. Life is not perfect. If your life is perfect, then pass along some of that dope you're smokin.

Anonymous said...

Cheesy consolation prize…thanks for coming out award. Deplorable...

Rafal said...

well don't forget that AIR MILES has topped up Karen's AIR MILES account. She got 500,000 AIR MILES, which she can do so many trips in the next few years! This is a great that everyone has made her day and hope she appreciates these things.