Spokane aau

As we look forward to the fall/winter youth basketball season, we find ourselves pushing up against district, city and state health guidelines once again.  

For the foreseeable future, we will not be allowed to run our regularly scheduled Spokane AAU league and opening season tournament. However, we are currently working with various youth sport agencies and facilities across the state to lobby for special considerations and updated guidelines for youth indoor sports. Once we know, you will know.  We will continue to work with officials and be ready to play when possible. 

Like all of you, we look forward to filling the gyms with the sights and sounds of basketball once again. We want our kids to be playing for their wellbeing and for the love of the game.  

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.    

Matt Santangelo
Executive Director

The 2020 Santa Slammer Winter Classic has been canceled.

The 2020-2021 Spokane AAU league season has been postponed. Registration is closed until we have dates and further information. If your team has already registered, you will see a refund the week of November 26.


Spokane Hoopfest Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With a small staff of eight and a tremendous volunteer effort, Hoopfest has become the largest tournament of its kind and a world-class event which makes an estimated $50 million annual impact to our local economy. Since inception in 1990, Hoopfest has invested nearly $3 million back into the community through our partnership with Special Olympics, Community Courts, youth basketball programs, senior basketball programs and our partnership with our local school district. However, Spokane Hoopfest Association is a small business that is in need of your help. We need all of you to be a CHAMPION for the cause in 2020. We ask that you stand with us by maintaining your registration if you have already registered, registering for Hoopfest HomeCourt 2020 and/or consider donating to our cause. Your generous support will ensure that we will hit the streets again at Hoopfest 2021.

Donations will open back up in Fall 2021.


Eastern Washington University and Hoopfest have a long partnership, and 2020 marked the first year of EWU commitment as a Major Sponsor of Hoopfest. Last continue reading
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