Emmett Eastman finishes Boston Marathon!

Emmett Eastman and Jacoby Ellsbury in the Boston Globe

He did it! Emmett finished the Boston Marathon and Boston not only loved him, but respected the messages he carried.

Here’s some of the press he got: 4 TV interviews, stories on 5 different TV stations, WBZ radio interview, an Internet interview and 4 different print articles (that we know of). And Emmett will return to Boston in May to attend the Dartmouth Pow-Wow and the BU Medical School Alumni Banquet where his grand uncle, Charles Eastman, will be honored with a posthumous Humanitarian Award on May 17th.

Thanks to our fabulous friend, Chris Collins of NECN, Emmett had a chance to speak with Jacoby Ellsbury before the 4/23 game and told him what an important role model he is to Native youth, encouraging them to believe in their dreams. Ellsbury went on to hit a lead off home run, a second home run AND scored the winning run that night! Can’t help but think the chat had something to do with his amazing performance!

Boston Globe Story

Wonderful article on Emmett in MetroWest Daily

For those of you who have contributed, THANK YOU!!!! JQE & Dan

If you would like to make a contribution to the HAA, please make your check out to the Hopkinton Athletic Association and mail to:

Dan Eastman
223 Winter Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

More Marathon and Eastman family pics by clicking here.