Team Hoyt Immortalized!
April 9, 2013 8:59 AM Subscribe
Team Hoyt has been honored with a bronze statue! Team Hoyt
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is a fixture of the Boston Marathon. For 30 years, Dick has pushed his son Rick the entire 26.2 miles.
Rick has Cerebral Palsy
and decided in 1977 that he wanted to participate in marathons and other sporting events around the country. And thus, Team Hoyt was born!
To date, Dick and Rick have participated in over 1,000 sporting events around the country and have inspired an entire generation of people with disabilities to participate in sports. (Indeed, they have started a nonprofit
dedicated to it!)
segment from the Today Show.(Previously on Metafilter.
Team Hoyt's Iron Man video.
For the 2013 Boston Marathon
, Team Hoyt, a team comprising now of 30 additional charity runners,
has raised over $62,000 for the The Hoyt foundation. In 1977? They had raised $5,000.