Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and nine-time Pro Bowl selection Warren Moon has always been generous with his time and resources. On Tuesday that generosity was once again on display as the former Oilers, Vikings and Seahawks quarterback announced a rededication to his non-profit organization, the Crescent Moon Foundation.
“From its inception during my time in Houston, the Crescent Moon Foundation has always been extremely special to me,” said Moon. “Our nation’s youth deserve every opportunity to succeed and the foundation gives hard working children a chance they might otherwise not have.”
Established in 1989, the Crescent Moon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. As part of the Crescent Moon Foundation’s mission, the Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards ten scholarships of up to $5,000 annually to students that demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need.
“My mother taught me at a young age the importance of giving back,” said Moon, a Los Angeles native and Washington Huskies alum. “Unfortunately, not all kids today have someone guiding them or providing them with the means for success. It is my sincere hope the Crescent Moon Foundation can assist in that regard.”
ABOUT WARREN MOON
Warren Moon is a nine-time Pro Bowler and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. A native of Los Angeles, Moon attended the University of Washington where in 1978 he led the Huskies to a Rose Bowl Championship and was subsequently named the game’s MVP. Following a standout collegiate career, he would spend six seasons with the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos, leading them to five Grey Cups in six seasons. From there, Moon would join the NFL’s Houston Oilers where he racked up numerous awards including the NFL’s Man of the Year Award in 1989, the Walter Camp Man of the Year Award in 1993 and the Bart Starr Man of the Year Award in 1994. Following the 2000 season, Moon retired from the NFL after a decorated career.