through November 15, in conjunction with St. Catherine of
Bologna Photo, Art and Poetry Exhibitions curators, presents the
photographs of George Martin - A Walk Across America. Also, we
invite all to attend George's reception, talk and book signing
on November 15 from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Most of us know George Martin as No. 75 of the New York Football
Giants, the star defensive end of the 1970s and '80s, with 96
quarterback sacks, the touchdown record for a defensive lineman,
a Super Bowl win and incredible interception that Coach Bill
Parcells called the greatest football play he has ever seen.
George is an NFL legend, but he's also so much more. Son of a
sharecropper who grew up dirt poor in the American South,
through talent and determination, family and faith, George
Martin became a true leader on the field and off, a man whose
relentless positive energy and ability to inspire know no
He has championed NFL colleagues as their union president,
advocated for retired players with chronic injuries, and created
a non-profit to help young people find their way to responsible
adulthood through athletics and mentoring.
Heeding his own inspiration, George one day decided to walk
across America, the country he loves and credits with giving him
the opportunity to succeed, dedicating his Journey to the rescue
and recovery workers who helped American stand tall after 9/11,
and raising millions of dollars for their medical care. His book
Just Around the Bend is the remarkable story of a man, a life
and a special Journey.
His exhibit at the Ringwood Public Library chronicles that
journey in photographs. Don't miss this opportunity to see these
photos, and on November 15th, meet the man and hear his story.