An Evening of Inspiration with Team Hoyt
June 4, 2008 at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Looking Beyond held its first Evening Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel, chaired by Bettina Javahery. It was an honor to present the Soaring Spirit Award to Dick and Rick Hoyt. Better known as “Team Hoyt,” this father and son team have competed in many marathons and triathlons. The determination it takes to participate in more than 216 triathlons, to run over 65 marathons, 81 half marathons and numerous road races at lesser distances is unbelievable.
For over 25 years, Dick, has literally pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When this dedicated father runs, he pushes his son in a wheelchair. When he cycles, Rick is in a wheelchair seat-pod, attached to the front of the bike. When he swims, he pulls a small boat carrying Rick. They live by the motto, “Yes you can!” They are an inspiration to us all and their presence in our 2008 Gala was a moving experience for all attendees.