Legendary Paralympic athlete Randy Snow dead at age 50

HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) - The Lakeshore Foundation issued a press release on Friday to say that legendary paralympic athlete and Lakeshore staff member Randy Snow passed away on Thursday.

Snow was known as the only athlete in history to compete in three different sports and win medals in each. He won medals in basketball, track and tennis and competed in four Paralympics. Ranking up several years worth of awards and wins, Snow was the first Paralympian inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.

Recently, Snow worked for the Lakeshore Foundation to promote sports to athletes as well as children and the newly disabled.

"The Lakeshore Foundation family is profoundly saddened by this loss," said Lakeshore President Jeff Underwood. "Randy exemplified the belief that every individual, no matter what their level of ability is able to achieve greatness. As a champion of the Paralympic movement, he soared past the public's expectations. Randy was a hero, an advocate, a spokesperson and more than anything else, a beloved friend. He will be greatly missed."