Words from our Executive Director: Spokane Hoops EBL

Spokane AAU Regional Basketball Club has operated as Spokane AAU since the fall of 1989. It has been and continues to be the best of the best in youth basketball in our region. As we look to improve and enhance our basketball programming, we have made the decision to move away from the name Spokane AAU and transition to Spokane

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

  When Santa Claus comes to town, he always gathers his reindeer and swings by Spokane for the annual Spokane Hoops Elite Basketball League (formerly known as Spokane AAU League) Santa Slammer Winter Classic! This weekend, December 16-17, will be the 20th annual Santa Slammer Winter Classic, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods.   “The Santa Slammer is a family favorite, with

Meet Dale Soden - Coach and Mentor

Since 1989, Spokane Hoops Elite Basketball League (formerly known as Spokane AAU) has supported generations of young athletes in growing their passion for the game. Our success could not be possible without incredible volunteers such as Dale Soden. Dale Soden has been with our programs for 24 years, starting in 1993. When he’s not coaching, Dale can be found teaching

We SWISH You a Merry Christmas and a HOOPY New Year!

Built in 1908, The Paulsen Center is one of Spokane’s most historic buildings. In years past, tenants have ranged from doctors to attorneys and, of course, now Spokane Hoops Association! In a building filled with many traditions, one of the most recent is the Door Decorating Contest. Starting four years ago, each tenant of the building has adorned their door

"RISE WITH US" - Words from our Executive Director

Spokane Hoopfest Association is not a conventional organization. It is a business born from one crazy idea that became an event. That event has grown to the largest of its kind on planet earth. That is an extraordinary statement! It is truly a shining example of what a community can accomplish when it is united for a common purpose, but