Rick Hoyt uses a wheelchair. That has not stopped him from living a very full and amazing life. He’s competed in the Boston Marathon 31 times and in Ironman Triathlons six times. He, along with his dad, Dick Hoyt, formed “Team Hoyt” and they have competed around the world doing marathons and triathlons.
The Hoyt’s have competed in over 1,000 athletic events in the last 33 years. Dick is a retired Lt. Colonel, having served in the military for 35 years. Rick is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Special Education.
Rick was born in 1962 as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy and as a non-speaking person – but despite these disabilities, Rick’s mind and spirit have always been strong. His family supported his quest for independence and inclusion in community, sports, education and the workplace, culminating with his graduation from Boston University.
Dick Hoyt travels the country doing corporate and community presentations, educating the public about disability awareness and promoting the Team Hoyt motto, “Yes You Can.” Through his presentation, Dick shares his lifelong commitment to changing attitudes and educating others on the world of disabilities. He and his family have seen an impact from their efforts in the area of public attitude toward people with disabilities.
Together- You Can Do Anything!