Eli Hines turned 8 years old on May 24.
He is the son of Tara and Travis Bartlett and the late Justin Hines. His grandparents are Tom and Debbie Thomas of Montgomery, Sharon and the late Rocky Hines of Cowen, Jerry and Pam Graham of Richmond, Virginia and Kevan and Linda Bartlett of Sissonville.
He has one brother, Evan, and two stepbrothers, Ajay and Andrew Bartlett.
Eli will be in the third grade at Ruffner Elementary. He plays basketball for Upward and was hoping to start playing baseball this season before it got can-celed because of the pandemic.
Eli loves sports. He especially likes cheering for the WVU Mountaineers, Dallas Cowboys and LA Lakers.
He loves to sing and dance and bring a smile to people’s faces.