Today the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics held its field events. Here, Clarence John Wells-Martin of Herndon, Va., goes airborne during the running long jump competition, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Falls Church, Va. The NVSO runs thru Wednesday. (please click on photo to see full screen version.) Read More
For the past week I have been photographing the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Competitors range in age from 50 years old to 100. They are quite an inspiring group of men and women. Look below for a small sampling of some of the events I have seen. The event continues thru Wednesday. For more information on the NVSO please visit http://www.nvso.us Read More
One of the most satisfying things about volunteering and working with volunteers is you meet some very inspiring people like Clarence John Wells-Martin, a competitor in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Clarence, a lifelong athlete and a retired U.S. Capitol policeman, is 71-years-young and is preparing for his third Northern Virginia Senior Olympics that begins Sept. 9.
I took this promotional photo of him during a Fairfax County Channel 16 video taping at a local high school earlier this month. Clarence is in training and plans to enter 12 events in the NVSO in September. (please read below to find out what he does on top of this which is really amazing! Read More