ST. PETERS, Mo. – Students at Fort Zumwalt South High School are launching a Twitter campaign to get one of their classmates on ESPN.
Andrew Honerkamp was born with cerebral palsy, and dreams of being a sports broadcaster. He tells his friends that since his disability prevents him from playing sports, he loves to watch them instead – almost always on SportsCenter.
"He always has a smile on his face and is always positive. If you are having a bad day he will cheer you up instantly," his friend Harrison Stephan wrote in an email. "He told me it would be awesome if he could get on the show for a little and see what it is like."
To make Andrew's dreams come true, his classmates are asking the community to use #AndrewOnSportsCenter, in hopes that ESPN will take notice.
"We as a school and as a community want to make this dream come true," Stephan said. "We won't be able to do it alone either. We are reaching out for help everywhere to make his dream happen because of how he has changed our lives."
Honerkamp has been the manager of FZS's basketball team since his freshman year. He also manages the school's baseball team and plays golf.
Since Stephan began the social media campaign to get him on SportsCenter, it has been shared thousands of times -- and it's starting to pick up steam outside the walls of their high school.
"It's amazing. The whole school's come together," Stephan said. "There's seniors from last year getting involved, and telling their sorority and fraternity members about this. It's just going around everywhere. The support is amazing."