A local football legend crossed paths with a local Special Olympian today in Albany.
Bill Stanfill, a former Georgia Bulldog and Miami Dolphin, presented a trophy Antron Shepherd, who was just named Georgia's Special Olympian of the month. For Stanfill, it was a pleasure.
"There's always been a soft spot in my heart for folks with disabilities," said Stanfill, a Cairo native and Albany resident. "I just try to help whenever I can."
The small ceremony was put together by the Albany Advocacy Resource Center, which services people with disabilities.
Antron has been with the ARC Special Olympics for over ten years. He competes in basketball, flag football, and softball, among others. According to his coordinators, he is a good athlete on the field and a great teammate and person off of it.
"He never complains," said Chandra Wesley-Carr, the Special Olympics director. "When he starts doing something, he gives it his all."