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Ben Affleck to present Team Hoyt with award at ESPYs

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  July 2, 2013 06:43 PM

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Boston native and actor Ben Affleck will present Dick and Rick Hoyt, the father and son team that has been a fixture at the Boston Marathon, with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs July 17.

Team Hoyt has been participating in the Boston Marathon and other endurance events for more than 30 years. Dick, 73, pushes his son Rick, 51, in a special wheelchair. Rick has cerebral palsy. ESPN previously announced they would be the recipients of this year's Jimmy V Award.

The Jimmy V Perseverance Award is given in honor of Jim Valvano, the late coach of North Carolina State famous for his impassioned speech about never giving up at the 1993 ESPYs as he battled cancer.

Basketball star LeBron James will present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs to Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.

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