PARKVILLE, Md. - This time of year is usually called "March Madness" for a number of reasons, but mostly because of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. And for that reason, some retirees and some local students have come together each year to create a "madness" of their own all while raising money for a good cause.
The annual event at the Oak Crest Retirement Community in Parkville is a basketball tournament of sorts. About 100 residents and students from local high schools participate in a free throw shooting competition. The goal: raising money for Stop Hunger Now.
"The residents really look forward to each year," says Temica Carter, Wellness Manager at Oak Crest Village. "It's a time for them to get out for some exercise and also mingle among the students. This is also to help the Stop Hunger campaign."
Each resident and student brings a quarter with them and it all adds up quickly.
This year's students came from the Institute of Notre Dame and Calvert Hall High School. They enjoy the experience of not only giving back to their community, but also spending time with an older generation they look up to.
"I hope that everyone can give their time," IND sophomore Sydney Pope points out. "Because time is free you don't have to pay anyone to volunteer. I feel like it makes a big difference in the lives of the people that we're helping."
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