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.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
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- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer