Spokane Hoopfest never stops.
Many have heard of Spokane Hoopfest. In fact, when asked, they can usually recite a quick one-liner about the organization, referring to it as “the largest 3-on-3 tournament in the world, taking place in downtown Spokane every June.” However, there’s more to Hoopfest than yellow duct tape, asphalt and snowcones.
This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization not only puts on one of Spokane’s largest summer events — bringing in over 250,000 people to flood the streets and parks of downtown Spokane — but also runs a number of programs throughout the year.
Spokane AAU Basketball is the area’s premier recreational league for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, where competition and fun are merged. The Midnight Basketball Association (MBA) is a community- and school-based outreach program that offers a safe, constructive alternative for area youth in grades six, seven and eight.
While the local youth are an important focal point for us, so are the older hoopers out there! By participating in “The Fitz” Clinic, 8th-11th grade boys are eligible for selection to the Eastern Washington Elite traveling basketball program.
While hoops are our namesake, we try to have a positive impact on our community by creating courts throughout the city, doing independent contracting with companies and giving donations to organizations.
Spokane Hoopfest is an event of community engagement. We would not be as successful if not for the “small but mighty” staff of six in the office, but most importantly because of the volunteers and community of people like you! The support we receive from the people of Spokane year-round is what makes this organization impressive.
For more information on our different programs, staff, volunteers, community involvement, and all things Hoopfest, keep an eye out for our WEEKLY BLOGS. Also, be sure to check us out on our various social media pages!