Lion’s second differentiating factor is its passion and the heart of all the Lion’s passion is found in Coach Andrew Cameron. Coach Andy, as his athletes call him, has been a Special Olympics coach for over 15 years. He got his start interacting with the special-needs community at a young age.
Andy’s cousin, Steven, has Down Syndrome. As a child, Andy watched his Dad work with Steven and other special-needs athletes through the Special Olympics.
Andy was inspired and started out participating in Special Olympics as a unified partner. He loved working with his teammates and wanted to do more, so he pursued and obtained his Special Olympics coaching certification in golf. Since then, Coach Andy has earned coaching certifications in 8 additional Special Olympics sports.