Edmonton Soccer Crew honors legend Joey Moss with helmet sticker

Joey Moss was honored with a helmet sticker by the Edmonton Football Team.

The Elks put one on each helmet for the season opener against the Ottawa Redblacks in Week 1 on Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium.

Courtesy photo: Edmonton Elks

Moss became a household name when the Edmonton Oilers and EE Football Team began working as lock keepers for both organizations from the 1980s. Players and fans have valued Moss for his passion, positive attitude and incredible work ethic. Through his work and social engagement in both organizations, he taught many people about acceptance and inclusion.

Mass was born with Down syndrome and was an incredible role model for all Edmontonians.
He helped start the Winnifred Stewart Association’s “Empties to Winn” fundraiser, the
supports programs and initiatives for people with disabilities in the Edmonton area.
Funds from his Home Trust, which began in 1988 with the assistance of the Edmontonians
and local organizations, helped open Joey’s Home, an assisted living facility, in 2007
Housing for people with developmental disorders.

In 2018, with support from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, the Edmonton became
The Down Syndrome Society opened the Joey Moss Literary Center for Excellence. The center
offers workshops, an on-site library and literacy resources, reading coaches, and a speech
Literacy advisor.

He also volunteered annually for the Edmonton Police Service Lifestyle Camp and attended many local charity events as a special guest and ambassador. Moss received many awards including the NHL Seventh Man All-Star Award 2003, Services for Persons with Disabilities Award 2007, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award 2012, and the Marlin Styner Award 2015. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Hall of Fame for the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society in 2017.

Moss’ rise to fame extended beyond Edmonton when he became known in the north
American sports scene. People fondly remember seeing Moss with his hand on their television
his heart and proudly sings the Canadian national anthem in front of everyone
Home game.

After Moss passed away in October 2020, the Joey Moss Memorial Fund was established.
The money raised will be used to continue his legacy in the community by advocating inclusive employment and meaningful opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have the same opportunities as Joey, as well as increasing Joey’s Home’s capacity to provide dementia care .

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