The above photo was taken at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on Mendenhall Street as people were arriving to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Special Olympian, Marty Sheets.* Marty, age 62, was a pioneer in Special Olympics, a N.C. Sports Hall of Fame athlete, and one of Greensboro's most decorated athletes. Marty participated in the inaugural Special Olympics games in 1968 and is depicted with Eunice Kennedy Shriver in a portrait that hangs in the Smithsonian. Marty's life was a life well lived and he has been an inspiration to many. He was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest civilian honor.
* Read more about Marty's life in this News & Record article, here.