Kevin, 31, has been involved with Special Olympics for 8 years, competing as a Unified partner in golf and bowling and has also coached basketball.
Mullins, 26, has been a Special Olympics athlete for 14 years and has been playing golf for all 14. He has also competed in basketball, softball, flag football, soccer, track and field and bocce. He is a graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, where he served as the school’s basketball manager for four years. He also played for the school’s golf team for two years. Before graduation, he was added to the school’s Athletics Wall of Fame.
Gaines is Mullins’ stepfather in addition to being his Unified partner. He gained fame at the 2018 Games when he recorded the first hole in one of his golf career during the second round. Gaines has been a Unified partner in Special Olympics for 13 years. He also serves as a Special Olympics coach, coaching flag football, softball and basketball in the Fayette County Special Olympics program. Gaines is retired from Special Olympics sponsor Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown and works now as a consultant.