One other digital 50/50 raffle is coming to Edmonton. This time it’s being hosted by the EE Soccer Crew and goes to assist the Winnifred Stewart Affiliation’s Joey Moss Memorial Fund.
The Edmonton sports activities legend died on Oct. 26 on the age of 57. In a press release, the Moss household mentioned Joey handed away peacefully together with his household at his facet.
Moss labored because the dressing room attendant for the soccer crew — in addition to the Edmonton Oilers — for 35 years and was a daily characteristic at Commonwealth Stadium.
Edmonton sports activities legend Joey Moss dies at 57
The 50/50 will likely be a part of the Edmonton soccer crew’s digital Gray Cup celebration. On Nov. 22, followers will have the ability to buy tickets on the crew’s web site beginning at 10 a.m. MT. Ticket gross sales will shut at 8 p.m. that day.
2:03Edmonton sports activities legend Joey Moss dies at 57
President and CEO Chris Presson appeared on 630 CHED Mornings on Friday to make the announcement after hinting the crew was engaged on methods to honour Moss the week earlier than.
“That is a type of giant concepts that I discussed final week that I couldn’t set free of the bag but as a result of we didn’t have approval,” he mentioned. “However it’s one thing that ought to transfer the needle not solely now, however properly into the longer term as properly.”
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There was a large outpouring of assist after Moss died, with athletes from all sports activities praising his onerous work ethic, infectious persona and want to make his metropolis higher.
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Sue Gilchrist is the CEO of the Winnifred Stewart Affiliation, which is the group the Moss household directed to deal with the memorial fund.
She mentioned they have been overwhelmed once they came upon in regards to the raffle.
“We have been simply shocked and overwhelmed at their generosity and that they’d consider honouring Joey’s legacy in such an unbelievable approach,” she mentioned. “To be partnered with them on one thing like that is simply an unbelievable alternative. Excess of we anticipated.”
Moss had Down’s syndrome and spent quite a lot of his time advocating for others dwelling with the genetic dysfunction.
“We wish to proceed to advocate for these with developmental disabilities in Alberta, whereas actually protecting Joey’s title and flame burning shiny,” Presson mentioned.
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The memorial fund will likely be put towards efforts to not solely create alternatives for these with developmental disabilities discover employment or discover entrepreneurship, however it’ll additionally go towards making a advertising and marketing marketing campaign to encourage companies to see the worth that comes from hiring somebody with developmental disabilities.
“For a charity the scale of ours, that is monumental for us,” Gilchrist mentioned. “This might be the one largest fundraiser that we’ve ever had. It most likely would be the single largest fundraiser that we’ve ever had in 66 years of operation.”
The successful quantity is anticipated to be introduced no later than 6 p.m. on Nov. 23.
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