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Edmonton Oilers Presented With Mayor's Award For Persons With Disabilities!

Thursday, 17.05.2007 / 5:34 PM / News
By Staff Writer
Joey Moss accepts the Mayor's Award.
The Edmonton Oilers were one of three local employers recognized for their commitment to persons with disabilities at the Annual Mayor’s Awards event at City Hall, presented by the Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities. The Oilers were recognized as an employer providing paid employment for persons with disabilities for their 22-year relationship with Joey Moss, the team’s Dressing Room Attendant.

“We are honored to be one of the local employers recognized by the Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities, and thrilled that Joey’s commitment to Oil Country has been recognized,” said Kevin Lowe, General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. “Every single day we spend in Joey's company is an inspiration for our entire organization. Joey's presence means more to the Oiler Family than anyone could possibly imagine.”

Joey was first introduced to the Edmonton Oilers in 1985 by Wayne Gretzky, and has since become an essential part of the Oilers organization, and a highly respected figure in hockey circles across North America. In his role as Dressing Room Attendant, Joey has numerous duties and responsibilities that he performs exceptionally and with pride. Joey’s sunny disposition and his positive outlook on life have made him a well-recognized figure around Edmonton, and a close personal friend to many Oilers players and alumni.

In 2003, the NHL Alumni Association honored Joey with its Seventh Man Award for his dedication to the game, his service behind the scenes, and for making a difference in the lives of others. As well, each year, the Edmonton Oilers wrap-up Training Camp with the annual Joey Moss Cup, an intra-squad game that pits teammate against teammate in an annual charitable fundraising event. Outside of the dressing room, Joey has lent his name and support to Joey’s Home, an assisted-living home for individuals with developmental disabilities overseen by the Winnifred Stewart Association Residential Service.
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