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Dick Hoyt of Team Hoyt will be the keynote speaker for this year’s ASC Luncheon. Proceeds from this year’s ASC Luncheon will benefit Helping Restore Ability (HRA), a nonprofit provider of in-home support services for underserved persons with disabilities. Last year, HRA provided almost 1.5 million hours of service, while relying on only 5% of its available funds for administrative costs. Those helped by HRA’s services range from infants with congenital disease, to toddlers diagnosed with autism, to teenagers now using a wheelchair after an accident, to parents who battle cancer, to grandparents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Dick Hoyt is part of a father-son racing team popularly known as “Team Hoyt.” Dick’s son, Rick, was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy due to oxygen deprivation during birth. Despite many saying Rick would never be able to live a “normal” life, he attended public school, graduated from Boston University in 1993 with a degree in Special Education, and has been racing with his father since 1977. Together, Dick and Rick have participated in more than 1,000 races, including marathons, duathlons, and triathlons, including six Iron Man competitions.
Dr. Logan Sherman is the Luncheon’s honorary chair. He is a respected figure in the Dallas running and medical communities. He was named DFW Runner of the Year in 2012, and was selected in April 2013 to represent the City of Dallas in the Sendai International Half Marathon. He is training to compete in the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, and has previously won the Metro PCS Dallas Half Marathon and the Cowtown 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, and Ultramarathon.