Warhawks help MedCamps kids soar at Malone Stadium

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - ULM football players took a break from lifting weights Tuesday to lift the spirits of some young fans.

Founded in 1987, MedCamps aims to improve the health and wellness of people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities through unique experiences.

Nearly 50 campers, that unique experience came Tuesday.

Kids suited up and hit the turf to run through drills with more than 20 Warhawks.

"It's nice cause we're up grinding early in the morning and in the afternoon sometimes so just to be able to get away from all that with the kids is a good time," said senior defensive end Sam Miller.

The smiles and lessons go both ways for campers and players.

"It's fun because I have a special needs brother so it really hit home seeing these kids out here having fun," said senior quarterback Caleb Evans.

"It teaches responsibility to care for someone else that doesn't have everything you have like the ability to move around freely and play football so it makes you enjoy the little things in life."

The 6'3" Miller seemed impressed by some of the talent on the field Tuesday.

"The drill I was running over there on the dummy, one of the kids had it in him, he had the football spirit in him. I saw him run through the bags and tackle the dummy real hard and I enjoyed that coming from a defensive player."