A nursing home in Wellington has a unique way of getting into the March Madness spirit. At the same time it's also helping to bring something else to the residents.
When residents first heard about the idea they thought it was crazy. A basketball game inside of the Sumner County Care Center dining hall. They had player introductions, cheerleaders and even a halftime show.
Tami Klinedisnt brought the idea to the facility.
"They thought it was crazy," Klinedinst says. "They didn't quite understand the concept of how it was going to work."
As it turns out, the idea has worked out well.
"There's already a relationship that the staff has with residents and so it's nice to kind of enhance it when we have teams and then the competition component fits in."
For about a half hour two teams of three move up and down the dining hall. Not only getting exercise but building bonds with one another.
"When you get into the spirit of the game, they have teams and they have competition how that wakes them up and just totally creates a different person from what we normally see."
"I really think we all did tremendous." Says Karen Kelly a resident at the home. "I think everybody really enjoyed themselves. I was just energetic and gave you a lot of spirit that made you really want to compete with each other."
In the end there was an awards ceremony for the players.