They are in a league of their own. Some feisty senior women are part of a women's basketball team and they're all over 80 years old!
At first glance, there's nothing unusual about Meg Skinner's refrigerator, with family members pictures covering the front, or Meg Skinner for that matter.
Skinner: "This is my whole family."
Just your typical 86-year-old grandmother.
Skinner: "Family, grandchildren, church."
With your typical 86-year-old grandmother hobbies.
Skinner: "Bridge, lots of bridge."
But then you venture down her hallway and realize she's taking this golden years thing seriously.
At the California senior women's basketball league tournament, the San Diego Splash are a shoe-in to qualify for their 10th national tournament. Of course they are the only team in the over 80 age bracket.
"My age, 86."
"I'll be 81 in July."
"80, 84, 84."
"Will be 83 in August."
Skinner: "This has all the old ones, the one's we've lost..."
It all started almost two decades ago, not long after Meg lost her husband of 42 years. Someone asked her to try and start a team.
Skinner: "Three of us showed up. I think there are over 120 now that are members and lots of teams."
they range from their 50's to 80's, with a mindset in their 20's.
Skinner: "It's contact, heavy contact. And I've broken my other wrist, and I've broken four fingers."
The coach, by the way, is younger than every player. "Sometimes I have to regroup them."
But this is not always about winning. And with her sciatica keeping her on the sideline, Meg says it's not even always about even playing.
Skinner: "Saved my life, for a lot of us. It's given us something to look forward to, means a lot."
At a time in life where losing old friends is more common than making new ones.
Skinner: "Five in all. We've lost five of our teammates."
this goes to show you, it's never too late to add new family to the fridge.
Skinner: "It's a sisterhood. They would do anything for me, and I feel like I would do anything for them."