MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - A lot of work and a lot of fun too at the annual Ellington camp in Moncks Corner this weekend.
"All of the kids whether it's a girl or boy, young or old, they're all enjoying it as one big family. That's perfect." NFL running back and Berkeley alum Andre Ellington said.
Speaking of family Andre's cousin Bruce, currently a receiver for the Houston Texans, make sure everyone feels like an Ellington.
"This is where we're from, this is our home. It's always good to come back to your community. Don't go somewhere and stay away and never come back to let the kids see 'Oh he's in the NFL, maybe I can do that.'" Bruce said.
Both Ellington's have been fortunate to do just that..Bruce with the Texans, Andre with them and the Cardinals..enjoying the opportunity to play in the pros, playing anywhere..that's something they want to hammer home to the kids.
"Some people in the hospital right now, somebody can't get up and walk. Don't take anything for granted. Everything you have comes from God and y'all are blessed to be out here. I just wanted to tell y'all that."
And that grades are as important as games.
"Growing up, I wasn't really into school like that. But to see that I really need that, it's good to let the other kids hear it from me knowing that I"m at this level."