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King of Cheer by Cameron Hughes

Canadian National Treasure and frequent guest on our podcast Cameron Hughes writes about his life journey and inspires everyone to get up and take a chance on themselves in his new book KING of CHEER.

We’ve all seen him.

The wild dancing guy throwing shirts at major sporting events from the Olympics to the NBA Finals. And we’ve all wondered…”Who IS that guy?” THAT guy is…Cameron Hughes. And yes…THAT’s his job.

For over 26 years, Cameron Hughes has ignited crowds at sporting events across the globe. The only professional sports entertainer of his kind in the world, Cameron has performed at over 1,500 events including 2 Olympic Games, 5 NBA Finals, 2 Stanley Cup Finals, and the US Open tennis tournament.

His relentless optimism, infectious cheering, and unbridled dancing have delighted and energized unsuspecting crowds, infusing Cameron’s indelible spirit in over 30 million people’s memory banks – often without anyone even knowing who the man with the famous dance moves really is.

So now, for the first time ever, Cameron is letting everyone in on his big secret – how he became the world’s first professional fan. His new memoir KING OF CHEER is an inspiring story of perseverance and self-belief that recounts how he took his genuine love for people and turned it into the most unlikely of careers.

Of course people who follow Gameops.com know Cameron as our frequent guest and award-winning talent. Here are links to some of Cameron’s guest spots on Gameops.com.

Super Fan Making Waves
Cameron Hughes posts about the Wave on his IG recently, talking about its effect at a recent Senator's game. The ...
February 2024 Party in the Back Podcast
Cameron Hughes is the national touring act who inspires you to take a chance. Both on tour and it life ...
You Can Go Home Again
Entertainment Act Cameron Hughes got his start growing up in Ottawa and his first big NHL break with the Senators.  ...
King of Cheer by Cameron Hughes
We've all seen him. The wild dancing guy throwing shirts at major sporting events from the Olympics to the NBA ...
Cameron Hughes
Professional crowd igniter and public speaker Cameron Hughes is dead set on achieving one mission in life: exciting others to ...
August 2023 Party in the Back Podcast
Lake Elsinore Storm Multimedia Manager Justin Jett and Host Kaz Egan join the Party in the Back podcast to talk ...
Cardinals SHOW Out with Marvelous Promotion
Great piece of business here from the Cardinals. Join us for our Marvel Super Hero Pregame Parade on Marvel Super ...
May 2023 Party in the Back Podcast
This month's Party in the Back Podcast features a conversation about the Calhoun Shot, an industry-altering event 30 years ago ...
SuperFans in Kamloops
Great social media post from touring act (and Canadian National Treasure) Cameron Hughes providing some fun history to his upcoming ...
January 2023 Party in the Back Podcast
January's Party in the Back Podcast features two guests in rewind.  First we dial up Jeff Munneke, VP of Fan ...
September 2022 Party in the Back Podcast
This month on Party in the Back we party with one of the longest tenured people in sports. Timberwolves VP ...
Twice as Thankful As Most Teams
Fan Appreciation Night are a staple for team, often full of prizes and surprises.  The Bakersfield Condors Fan Appreciation celebration ...
April 2022 Party in the Back Podcast
This month on Party in the Back we party with two of our favorites, Benjamin Hill and Cameron Hughes. First ...
Game Operations is Adding a Spark #1000
At its core game operations is fuel for the fan's fire.  Finding ways to inject and multiple the energy fans ...
Recap: Can You Feel It? with Cameron Hughes
Touring Act and Canadian National Treasure Cameron Hughes joins the Huddle to discuss the importance of building a deeper emotional ...
Light Up the Crowd with a Beer Chaser
Touring Act Cameron Hughes ignited crowds on a regular basis, often using a basic variation of a fan in the ...
January 2022 Party in the Back Podcast
This month on Party in the Back we party with Cameron Hughes and Paintjam's Dan Dunn. Cameron and Host Jon ...
Beer Me US Open
The US Open usually has a viral hit or two from their annual tennis tournament, typically from their high energy ...
Recap: Storytelling with Jonny Greco
Great Huddle call this week featuring the EVP from the Seattle Kraken Jonny Greco.  Jonny is a renowned sports storyteller ...
August 2021 Party in the Back Podcast
This month we catch up with two favorites on Party in the Back.  First Ben Hill joins fresh off the ...
The Stars are Back
As we push back to normal, I have been encouraged to see acts are getting back in front of fans ...
May 2021 Party in the Back Podcast
Colleen Flynn from Boxxed Up joins the Party to talk about the suite of tools they have developed for mascots ...
Blue Santa in NYC
Great story from Cameron Hughes' new book KING OF CHEER.  Ten years ago the Knicks decided his act needed to ...
That Guy Writes a Book
Congrats to our friend Cameron Hughes on the release of his new book KING OF CHEER. You can hear more ...
November 2020 Party in the Back Podcast
Frequent guest, touring act, Canadian National Treasure and professional fan Cameron Hughes is back for his biggest interview to date ...
October 2020 Party in the Back Podcast
MILB.com writer and part-time Awards Show Emcee Benjamin Hill joins host Jon Cudo to talk about the year that wasn't ...
Successful Social Media for Game Entertainers
In March 2010 we initially posted a story about using Twitter to promote your in-game promotions, entertainment and teams. At ...
April 2020 Party in the Back Podcast
This month we Party with social media thought-leader Tariq Ahmad at this critical time in sports. As the Corona Virus ...
January 2020 Party in the Back Podcast
Power of Fun Author David Raymond shares what he learned from his legendary mascot career about the Power of Fun ...
Best of 2019
Best Entertainment Group: Performance Group whose work was fresh, creative and interesting, serving as a valuable tool for their team ...
December 2019 Party in the Back Podcast
The Party in the Back Podcast holds a Roundtable Discussion regarding the Best of 2019 Awards on Gameops.com.  Host Jon ...
September 2019 Party in the Back Podcast
Host of the Between the Fur Podcast Kenn Solomon joins the party to discuss his podcast, including recent episodes with ...
O’ Canada
Cameron Hughes (frequent Guest on the Podcast and Canadian National Treasure) was a big hit at Game 1 of the ...
March 2019 Podcast
Game operations enthusiast/professional Amanda Greco makes her triumphant return to the podcast to join our host Jon Cudo discussing the ...
February 2019 Podcast
Daytona Tortuga President Ryan Keur and the Voice of the Buffalo Bisons Pat Malacaro join the February Podcast to discuss ...
Best of 2018
Best Entertainment Group: Performance Group whose work was fresh, creative and interesting, serving as a valuable tool for their team ...
December 2018 Podcast
MILB's Benjamin Hill, former NBA Mascot and YouTube Sensation Rob Wicall and Game Ops aficionado Amanda Greco join Jon Cudo ...
November 2018 Podcast
MILB's Benjamin Hill joins the podcast to talk about the best promotions in 2018 in Minor League baseball, which is ...
What Did Your Video Production Team Make Today?
A goosebump-inducing video from the Vegas Golden Night summarizing the energy and excitement of year 1 in a short video ...
August 2018 Podcast
Cameron Hughes joins to talk about the importance of having fun with your contestants, the importance of making them the ...
June 2018 Podcast
Matt Coy from Game Changer MVP shares new tools to engage your fan on the video board, Mark Cuban’s call ...
March 2018 Podcast
Cameron Hughes is back on the podcast talking about finding an emotional connection with fans. He talks about his friendship ...
Best of 2017
Best Entertainment Group: Performance Group whose work was fresh, creative and interesting, serving as a valuable tool for their team ...
November 2017 Podcast
ESPN Writer Kevin Arnovitz joins the podcast to talk about his excellent podcast story on the Memphis Grizzlies and their ...
August 2017 Podcast
Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin is our special guest to talk about an NBA team whose business is soaring.  Get ...
July 2017 Podcast
Minor league Promotional Guru Ben Hill shares his Pioneer League insights, all in a positive manner.  He talks Nickelback, Zombies, ...
May 2017 Podcast
A rare in-studio guest on the Podcast as Cameron Hughes and Jon Cudo hash out some hot topics in game ...
April 2017 Podcast
Minor league Promotional Guru Ben Hill starts the podcast with some notes on his summer touring plans #SorryColorado.  He covers ...
Best of 2016
Best Entertainment Group: Performance Group whose work was fresh, creative and interesting, serving as a valuable tool for their team ...
November 2016 Podcast
Our All-Star Panel discuss the seven award categories for the Best of 2016, along with news and promotions from across ...
September 2016 Podcast
Cameron Hughes and Benjamin Hill highlight the September Podcast.  Cameron joins live from the US Open where he is playing ...
August 2016 Podcast
The August podcast includes Jonny Greco.  Jonny has experience as a producer and video director at the highest levels of ...
April 2016 Podcast
Jon Cudo puts Cameron Hughes on the spot with a final four of promotions, including the efforts of the Durham ...
November 2015 Podcast
PR Expert Brian Berger from SportsBusinessRadio joins the podcast to talk about the Sorority Selfie Scandal in Phoenix, and how ...
Best of 2012
Best Entertainment Group: Performance Group whose work was fresh, creative and interesting, serving as a valuable tool for their team ...

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Matt Coy shares how to engage fans on your videoboard, David Raymond talks about the current state of mascoting, Marc Taylor and Cudo reflect on the life of former NBA mascot Sadiki Fuller plus Cameron Hughes.

September 2022 Party in the Back Podcast

This month we Party with Timberwolves VP of Fan Experience Jeff Munneke. Munn shares the Wolves plans for random acts of kindness, the importance of listening to your fan base and the value of a good swim cap. Plus a dose of crowd igniter Cameron Hughes.