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News Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Board member loves that it's all about the children

Philip Moss supports Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital's mission

Phillip Moss from Al Kaly in Peyton, Colorado, has been involved with the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital Board of Governors since 2012, and has been a Shriner for 14 years! When he moved to Colorado in 1996, he was looking for an activity that supported children. He’d always been involved with kids’ sports but at the age of 50, didn’t want to chase kids around bases as an umpire any longer. After watching Shriner Clowns and how they worked with kids, he decided it was something that he wanted to do.

He has supported countless fundraisers for the hospital through his home Shriners temple (chapter). “I love identifying and reaching out to children we can support and help,” said Phillip. “It is all about the children.”  

As a board member, he’s committed to carrying hospital information back to his temple and prides himself on being in the know about the hospital. His favorite hospital memory was watching a young boy race through the hospital in a motorized wheelchair with Dad hot on his heels. The child would stop just long enough for Dad to almost catch up and then he’d take off again, laughing and daring Dad to catch him. This moment truly captures the spirit of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City!

Philip is retired from the Submarine Service (20 years) and runs a company that is contracted to the Air Force to support Department of Defense Satellite sustainment and development.  

He and his wife Vickie have three sons: Phillip, Jr., Lee and Cameron. He enjoys camping, fishing and shot gunning. He’s also currently the Deputy Grand Master of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Colorado.