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Volunteer Appreciation

Tommy Schermerhorn Since 2003, Tommy has been an integral part of our volunteer family here at Hoopfest. With over 15 years of dedicated service, he embodies the spirit of selflessness and community that defines our organization. Tommy began his journey with us at an early age, eagerly jumping into volunteer roles such as packet stuffing and T-shirt rolling. As he

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Staying Healthy While You Prep for Hoopfest with MultiCare

Achilles Tendon Achilles Exam MultiCare is one of our Major Sponsors this year and will be the exclusive medical provider of Hoopfest 2021. They are also sponsoring this year’s Slam Dunk Contest! They want to make sure you’re healthy and ready to be having fun all weekend long at the Best Basketball Weekend on Earth. For the next couple weeks

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Next Generation of Medical Experts Offer Tips for Hoopfest Training

By Spencer Raub and Evan Scholten, 2nd year students at UW School of Medicine The excruciating long wait for Hoopfest is finally ending. After a two-year hiatus, Hoopfest is back and promises to be better than ever. It is a special time of year and one to celebrate after the stress and sorrow that this pandemic has brought over the

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10 Reasons to Come to Hoopfest

“Whether you play or not, Hoopfest is about bringing together families and friends, hanging out and catching up, seeing people you haven’t seen for 10 years or 20, barbecues, reunions and celebrations.” — Rick Betts, Hoopfest Co-founder Thinking about coming to Spokane for Hoopfest Weekend, June 29 – July 1? Here are 10 reasons you don’t want to miss the Best

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Hoopfest History

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, 3on3 basketball tournaments hardly existed outside of the Midwest United States. The idea of Spokane Hoopfest was born from two separate groups: one group with members from the Midwest who wanted to see the continuance of the 3on3 ball they had back home and the other with members trying to raise money for Special Olympics.

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