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Cameron's unconventional story and career path has inspired millions of people around the world. He's received mainstream media attention from countless outlets, including The Today Show, CBC Radio, Sirius XM, and Katie Couric's Katie on ABC.
Below is a look at just some of the press coverage that's put a spotlight on his incredible message and journey.
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KING OF CHEER SPREADS JOY AT BLUE BOMBERS GAME
The crowd at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers game were in for a special treat on Friday with a visit from the reigning King of Cheer. Cameron Hughes attended his first-ever Blue Bombers game last week, where he danced, cheered and handed out t-shirts. He said he’s all about taking fun to the next level. At Friday’s game, Hughes handed out more than 100 shirts, many of which he was wearing at once. The King of Cheer then tore off each shirt and threw them into the crowd.
BBC's Sporting Witness with simon watts
Since the 1990s, Canadian Cameron Hughes has entertained millions of sports fans with a unique routine based on dad-dancing in the stands and giving out t-shirts. He’s managed to make a professional career out of firing up teams in the NBA, the NFL and NHL ice hockey. Simon Watts talks to Cameron Hughes about his autobiography "King of Cheer", and a job that involves a surprising amount of training.
Canada’s very own ‘crowd ignitor’ gets paid to cheer at games
We all love an over-the-top fan at a sports game, but imagine being a fan full-time. Canada’s very own Cameron Hughes is a professional “crowd ignitor” and over the last almost 30 years has spent time cheering at every kind of sporting event, including basketball, hockey and soccer games.
Part entertainer, part wild man,
meet the professional fan
Although he has the energy and flair of an all-star, he was never much of an athlete. In high school in Canada he was 6-feet tall, yet he got cut from the basketball team four straight years. Since then he's found a way to stand out from the crowd while standing in it.