Spokane, WA – Spokane Hoopfest Association Executive Director Matt Santangelo has announced that he will be leaving Spokane Hoopfest as Executive Director to pursue other opportunities.
“We have been very privileged to have Matt as our Executive Director for the past 7½ years. He has done an outstanding job carrying on the tradition of Hoopfest and expanding our programs. We wish Matt the best as he moves on with his career but are happy we will continue to work with him and his family as volunteers. While his departure date is not yet finalized, we expect that he will remain with us to help transition the new Executive Director,” says Spokane Hoopfest Co-Founder and current Board Member Rick Betts.
Matt was instrumental to bringing SportsCenter to Hoopfest in 2014, Kevin Durant in 2017, and launching the Spokane Hoopfest Association’s “Hooptown USA” initiative, a community brand designed to acknowledge and celebrate what Spokane has accomplished as a basketball community.
“I will be forever grateful for having the opportunity to represent Spokane Hoopfest Association as the Executive Director. The magic of Hoopfest is in the people – athletes, volunteers, and sponsors – that give so much to keeping this tradition strong and vibrant. Hoopfest will be back on the streets in 2022! Hooptown is also thriving and will continue to grow long into the future. With your continued enthusiasm and support, there are endless possibilities. I am proud of all that has been accomplished during my time, and I am excited to see the future of this great organization,” says Santangelo.
While his departure date is not yet finalized, we expect that he will remain with us to help transition the new Executive Director.
We have begun the process of hiring a new Executive Director and will continue to build the quality of the event and its other programs. The deadline for application submission is November 30, 2021.
We are excited to announce that the Toyota Shootoff is back! Only the most talented (or luckiest) contestant will make it through the qualifying rounds to win the 2021 Toyota RAV4. In addition, youth under the age of 18 will be able to participate this year for the first time with the chance to win a 5-Minute Shopping Spree at the Nike Factory Store in Downtown Spokane.
ADULT DIVISION (18 years or older)
YOUTH DIVISION (under 18 years old)