Indian Hills students, Brighton Gardens residents share love of basketball

Photo courtesy Kathy Kreamer.
Photo courtesy Kathy Kreamer.

It was a meeting of generations at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village last week as members of the Indian Hills girls basketball team met with some former players at the senior living community.

Coach Kathy Kreamer, who steered the Knights to a district title during 2014’s inaugural middle school sports season, said the idea for the visit was for the retirees and the students to share stories about women’s participation in sports and how it has changed over the years.
“[We wanted for the girls to] connect with women who are 80-100 years of age and find out how the game and women sports have changed,” Kreamer said. “We wanted to reach out to other people who might have “blazed a trail” in their time.”

The students spent an hour chatting with the residents before presenting them with a small autographed basketball and inviting them to attend the Knights’ first home game Nov. 11.