The 2020 Grey Cup game was cancelled, but that doesn’t mean Sunday was without at least one reason to smile.
The Edmonton Football Team hosted a virtual 50/50 raffle in support of the Winnifred Stewart Association’s Joey Moss Memorial Fund. Ticket sales started on Sunday at 12:00 noon ET and closed ten hours later with sales totalling $991,800. That shattered the previous mark of $871,839 set during the July 14, 2017 home game against Ottawa.
“What a phenomenal day celebrating an unbelievable human being, Joey Moss,” president Chris Presson said.
“His legacy will last forever, and the $991,800 Albertans raised today though our 50/50 program to benefit the Winnifred Stewart Association’s Joey Moss Memorial Fund will make sure his flame continue to burn bright for years to come.”
Moss passed away in October at the age of 57. He was a local sports legend who worked as a locker room attendant for the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Football Team for almost 40 years.
The Joey Moss Memorial Fund was founded to promote the hiring of people with developmental disabilities. This event will be held annually to support the fund while also celebrating Moss’ extraordinary life.
“We are beyond grateful to the EE Football Club and each and every Albertan who purchased a 50/50 ticket. The outpouring of community spirit is overwhelming,” Winnifred Stewart Association chief operating officer Sue Gilchrist said.
“The support in honour of Joey Moss to continue his legacy of advocating for people with developmental disabilities will truly make a difference is so many people’s lives.”
The winning 50/50 ticket has been drawn and is A-13137327. The holder of the winning ticket will have until November 26, 2020 at 4 p.m. MST, four days following the announcement of the draw to claim their winnings.