IBA Giving Students Lessons On and Off the Court

With the start of the holiday season underway, we are thankful at Spokane Hoopfest for those who help make our programs, like Ignite Basketball Association (IBA), possible. IBA provides students in grades six through eight from Spokane’s School District No. 81 a safe and positive environment to learn about teamwork and sportsmanship, and to strengthen participant’s self-esteem on and off the basketball court.

As we wrap up another successful season with IBA, we are proud of our 157 participants, with 144 participants having perfect attendance for the 4 weeks of games and speakers. The featured speakers this year were Matt Santangelo, Quinn Western from Itron and Lt. Colonel Michael Boyington. We are thankful to our 39 coaches and assistants who volunteered their time to make this program possible, along with those who support Ignite Basketball Association through the Eric Fox Memorial Fund.

The Eric Fox Memorial Fund was started by the Fox family after the tragic loss of their husband and father Eric Fox. Eric had a passion for basketball as a coach and referee in the Spokane Area for 20 years, and the fund was started to help benefit the Ignite Basketball Association to honor Eric’s love for the game. To read the full story on Eric Fox, click here.

Today, November 28th, is National Giving Tuesday, a worldwide celebration to kick off the charitable season and a day to focus on giving back to communities. In the spirit of giving, we ask you to consider a donation to the Eric Fox Memorial Fund, which directly benefits Ignite Basketball Association and provides support for the student athletes of District No. 81.


To donate to the Eric Fox Memorial Fund, please:

1) Make out a check to Spokane Hoopfest Association

2) Send it to:

421 W. Riverside, Suite 115

Spokane, WA 99201

…or contact the office at (509) 624-2414

Spokane Hoopfest Association is a Washington non-profit corporation and tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.


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