Meet the Staff: Chad Smith

Ask Chad Smith if he’s ever played in Hoopfest, and his answer is a quick “You don’t want to see a basketball in my hands!” But now in his 14th year at the organization, Smith’s role plays a big part in making the asphalt of downtown Spokane in late June such hallowed ground. Smith is the Operations Manager at Spokane

Hotels for Hoopfest

You’ve played five games today already; you’re hot, sweaty and tired but know if you’re in this to win it, you’ll have several more games tomorrow. The only way you’ll play your best is if you’ve had a good night’s sleep. It’s no secret that downtown Spokane is packed during Hoopfest. Avoiding a commute is a vital way to help

Meet Our Board Member: Skip Templeton (and Family)

Serving on the Spokane Hoopfest/AAU board is much more than an individual commitment; for the Templetons, it’s a family affair.   When asked how it feels to hold such a big role as a Hoopfest board member, Kim Templeton, who is married to board member Skip Templeton, mentioned the family tradition it creates. The Templetons can be found at nearly

Go to most gyms and you’ll see people training their core muscles by doing Sit-Ups, V-Ups and Crunches. While these exercise are helpful in strengthening your abdominals while lying down, basketball players need core strength when cutting, posting up and finishing at the rim. If you want to get more than just six-pack abs out of your training, keep reading


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: It’s that time of the year again! Register now for Hoopfest 2015. SPOKANE, Washington – March 18, 2015 – Calling all Hoopfesters near, far, young, old, experienced, inexperienced, short and tall. Registration for Hoopfest 2015 (June 27-28) is now open. Don’t miss out and sign up today! Entry forms are available online at and in hardcopy