Spokane Hoopfest Association is a 501c3 non-profit that depends on team fees and sponsorships to fund its year-round operating costs. Cancelling Hoopfest one month prior to the event reduces Hoopfest annual costs by only 30%. That means that 70% of Hoopfest’s costs have already been incurred by the beginning of June. Refunding team fees and sponsorships due to a cancellation is a situation that could put Hoopfest out of business. Fortunately, in 2020 and 2021 Hoopfest was able to survive COVID cancellations and offer 100% team refunds because we had a significant number of donated team fees, sponsorships, grants, individual & corporate and Federal & Washington State stimulus funding. This funding also allowed Hoopfest to continue to offer its other programs including youth & adult basketball leagues & tournaments, Net Day, Hooptown activities and the ongoing renovation of outdoor public courts throughout our community. In “normal” years, Spokane Hoopfest also supports other organizations including other non-profits such as Special Olympics Washington. While we need to prepare for all circumstances, rest assured – Spokane Hoopfest is working tirelessly and doing everything within our power to make sure Hoopfest 2022 happens!!
As registration opens, Hoopfest has incurred costs and prepared since September 2021 to hold Hoopfest 2022 with the expectation that it is very UNLIKELY that COVID or some other unforeseen situation will result in cancellation. In the event that Hoopfest is cancelled, our team fee refund policy is as follows:
Note this policy relates to event cancellation. This does not change the other existing refund policies, namely there are no individual team refunds if the event occurs due to COVID or any other circumstance effecting an individual team. Alternatively, Hoopfest will continue to provide the opportunity for player changes prior to the beginning of play on Saturday morning.
Spokane Hoopfest is working tirelessly and doing everything within our power to make sure Hoopfest 2022 happens.