NEW YORK – Popular, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, who played former NFL team neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes in the movie “Concussion”, is helping to educate parents, players and coaches about concussion awareness and the advanced player safety measures Pop Warner Little Scholars has implemented.
Baldwin teamed with his former high school football quarterback Steve Forenza and Bailes in a video that will be central to Pop Warner’s “Play Safer” campaign. The video, which will be distributed as a PSA to TV stations in more than 40 markets and shared through social media, can be viewed at popwarner.com/playsafer.
“When you’re looking to articulate something as important as concussion awareness and player safety it’s hard to imagine a better spokesperson than Alec Baldwin,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars.
“We have taken a number of important, game-changing steps to make Pop Warner football safer, thanks in large part to Dr. Bailes’ medical guidance. This campaign will help us remind parents, coaches and players that the game and the culture are changing for the better. Safety first.”
“Pop Warner has been a leader in improving concussion awareness and player safety in youth football,” said Baldwin. “As someone who loves the sport, I was happy to team up with Dr. Bailes and my old friend Steve to share an important message about making the game safer today than it was when we played.”