#IamHoopfest: 20 Year Player Embodies Hoopfest Spirit

Meet Chris Dullanty, a 38-year-old Spokane native who has, since 1995, played in Hoopfest every year (except 1997). He began playing in the Special Olympics Unified division, but in 2008 switched to playing in the recreational adult division. “I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 18 months old” said Dullanty. Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder)

What winning at Hoopfest means to Spokane local: Cliff Poffenroth

“It’s the Christmas of summer!” exclaimed Cliff Poffenroth, Hoopfest regular. And boy, did Cliff get his Christmas present early this year, being the winner of not only his Hoopfest bracket, but the Toyota Half-Court Shoot Off as well! Imagine 107 degree heat. It’s hot, it’s mid-afternoon on Sunday and you’ve played and beaten your body down for two days. You

(Written by Jeff Bunch) The world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament comes to life on the streets of downtown Spokane for just one weekend annually, but Hoopfest is definitely a year-round venture. Planning for each year’s tournament takes months of preparation by a core leadership team, including Executive Director Matt Santangelo, Marketing Director Bailee Neyland, staff and key volunteers. No sooner

It’s that time again … AAU season is here! With two weeks of games already completed, now is the perfect time for players, coaches and parents to take a minute and focus/refocus on what improvements can be made for the rest of the 12-week season. We, as players, all have our individual and team goals, but there are a few easy and quick

Hoopfest 2015 Around the Web

After a wildly successful Hoopfest 2015, there remains a buzz throughout the Web. Here is what people are saying about this year’s epic 3 on 3 tournament! From Mary Harvill’s “Recapping Spokane Hoopfest 2015” article on fansided.com she says: “Hoopfest is a family and community tradition, Spokane’s answer to the annual family picnic. If you aren’t playing, you are watching. If you aren’t