In Loving Memory of

Hoyt Kenneth McDonald

5.21.2017 - 2.28.2018

Sullivan Garrett Hall

5.14.2019 - 10.16.2019


The Team HOYT Triathlon is back for a fourth year to remember and honor Hoyt McDonald, son of Kendra and Drew McDonald, and Sullivan (Sully) Hall, son of Katie and Lee Hall. These parents, along with their family and friends, had to say goodbye to their boys entirely too soon, Hoyt arriving at the gates of Heaven at just 9 months old and Sullivan at just 5 months old. This event is held in memory of Hoyt & Sullivan, to raise money to give back to the community, and as a reminder to Hold Our Youth Tight. The continued support from the Winterset Community and from others throughout the country (YES - the COUNTRY!) has allowed these families to give back to a community they love so dearly. Here are a few ways we've been able to give back:

  • Awarded $1,500 scholarships to 2 Winterset High School seniors in 2019 (Emma Lowden & Mariah White), 2020 (Justice Melroy & Taylor Schlatter), and 2021 (recipients to be announced soon)

  • Made a contribution to Knox Blocks Foundation, resulting in 12 families receiving an Owlet Monitor

  • Made a contribution to Bring Love Ministry, an organization that supports foster and adoptive families in Iowa

  • Sponsored a Winterset Little League Team

  • Made monetary contributions to families during a time of need

*We have more things planned for 2021! We will be making another contribution to a local organization (to be announced soon!), adopting a family or two during the Christmas Holiday, and are working on identifying a location to plant a couple of trees in honor of Hoyt & Sullivan along with a bench.

If you know of a family in need or have an idea for how Team HOYT can give back to the community, please contact us using the Questions section below.


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The 4th annual Team HOYT Triathlon: OLYMPICS EDITION will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 25 & 26, 2021. The event schedule is as follows:

  • Trap Shooting (Friday the 25th; first round begins at 5:00 PM)

  • Opening Ceremony - Olympics Style (Saturday the 26th; to begin at 8:30 AM)

  • Bags & Sand Volleyball (Saturday the 26th; games to begin at 9:00 AM)

  • Fireworks at nightfall (Saturday, the 26th)

Team HOYT is currently in the process of incorporating some additional Olympic themed festivities; more to come soon!


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