Contact Team Hoyt: Yes You Can! In the spring of , Rick Hoyt told his father, Dick Hoyt, that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last.
Rick was born in to Dick and Judy Hoyt. As a result of oxygen deprivation to Rick’s brain at the time of his birth, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Dick and Judy were advised to institutionalize Rick because there was no chance of him recovering, and little hope for Rick to live a “normal” life.
Team Hoyt is father and son Richard Eugene "Dick" Hoyt (born June 1, ) and Richard Eugene "Rick" Hoyt Jr. (born January 10, ), from Holland, Massachusetts, who have competed together in various athletic endeavors, including marathons and Ironman betterbasket.info has cerebral palsy and during competition Dick pulls Rick in a special boat as they swim, carries him in a special seat in the Born: Richard Eugene Hoyt, June 1, (age 78).
Team Hoyt San Diego is inspired by the father-son duo team of Dick and Rick Hoyt. In , Dick Hoyt and his wife gave birth to their son, Rick Hoyt. During child birth, Rick’s umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, cutting off the supply of oxygen to his brain. He was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.