Marc Williams is an exceptional athlete who has been competing in Special Olympics Rhode Island for over 40 years, beginning with Pleasant View School, Birch Vocational School and now with his beloved Wampanoag Warriors. In addition to Special Olympics, Marc is involved in his church, Divine Deliverance Baptist Church, serving as drummer for the choir, member of the praise and worship dance group and occasional soloist whenever the spirit moves him.
Over the years, Marc has participated and excelled in various sports that have included cross-country skiing, track & field, swimming and basketball. He is an avid sports fan which is evident from his pursuit of excellence in every sport in which he competes in. Marc is as passionate about winning as any professional athlete and always displays great sportsmanship in victory or defeat.
In 1991, Marc represented Rhode Island at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Minneapolis-St. Paul, bringing home medals and many memories and lasting friendships. In 2005, he was selected to represent Rhode Island at an NBA Sports Clinic and Competition in Disney World with NBA stars Gilbert Areanas, Chris Paul, Jerry Stackhouse and NBA legends Walt Frazier and Dee Brown, along with WNBA star, Alana Beard. In 2006, Marc was selected to represent Rhode Island as a member of the basketball team to compete at the 1st USA Games held in Ames, Iowa. Marc is an outstanding athlete, not because of the numerous medals he has won, but because of his spirit and determination
It is with great pleasure and honor that we induct Marc Williams into the 2019 Special Olympics Rhode Island Hall of Fame.