Category: Hoopfest

EWU Designs Shine

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 year, EWU helped us get ready for the thousands of volunteers that come to Spokane to be part of the action. Although the weekend didn’t turn out according to plan, EWU continues to support the

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Virtual Volunteerfest

EWU and Hoopfest are partnering to power our communities with volunteers. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 12 – 1 p.m. for a Community Volunteer Forum, hosted by EWU’s interim president, Dr. David May, and Hoopfest’s executive director, Matt Santangelo. This virtual webinar will feature panelists sharing about how people of all ages can volunteer in their communities, especially

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Numerica’s Cash Dash is back!

Numerica Credit Union is celebrating its 12th year as a major Hoopfest sponsor by bringing its annual scavenger hunt back. For this year’s Cash Dash, Numerica is hiding 32 mini basketballs worth up to $1,500 throughout Spokane, North Idaho, Tri-Cities, and the Wenatchee Valley during the week leading up to Hoopfest (Aug. 17-21). Hints will be posted on Numerica’s Instagram

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Gesa Credit Union Gives Back

Gesa Credit Union is proud to support Hoopfest on the most perfect summer day and in the middle of a global pandemic. Our shared values are especially important during times like these: Investment in Community Since it began in 1990, Hoopfest has invested millions of dollars in the community through Special Olympics, youth basketball, senior basketball, school partnerships, and more.

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ParaSport Spokane Celebrates 20 Years at Hoopfest

At Hoopfest, we believe basketball is for everyone. Teresa Skinner, President of ParaSport Spokane, agrees. ParaSport is a nonprofit organization that offers adaptable sports to the Spokane community. Wheelchair basketball is one of the most adaptable sports offered by ParaSport. This year, ParaSport will be celebrating 20 years at Hoopfest. Five competitive teams represent Spokane; adult (DIII), women’s, juniors, prep

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The 2020 Moss Adams Backboard Contest

Calling all young artists! Hoopfest is teaming up with Moss Adams for another year for our Youth Backboard Contest. This year, we need help decorating our backboards to bring some color to the streets of Spokane. Moss Adam’s partnership with Spokane Hoopfest has played an irreplaceable role within the World’s biggest 3on3 tournament weekend, and this year they want to

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QUIZ – What’s your ideal volunteer position?

Eastern Washington University, home of the reigning Big Sky Champion basketball team is sponsoring Hoopfest 2020 volunteers! Every year, more than 3,000 volunteers make Hoopfest possible. There is no other way we would be able to run the basketball-packed weekend all throughout downtown Spokane without them. Eastern Washington University, home of the reigning Big Sky Champion basketball team is sponsoring

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Intern Spotlight: Matt Miller

Matt has found his passion through his internship at Hoopfest. By Matt Miller. Mardi Gras. Oktober Fest. Carnaval. New Orleans. Munich. Rio De Janeiro. Each of these means something to the city in which they reside. They are times of great joy and happiness, along with memories that last a lifetime. You all remember when you went to something like

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Giving Tuesday

Giving back isn’t canceled. Today is Giving Tuesday and it’s more important than ever to recognize the power of a united community. Although we are a 501(c)(3) ourselves, Hoopfest has given back nearly $2m to other local charities. The most powerful part of that is that we alone cannot take the credit. These contributions were made possible by you –

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The Hoopfest Trick Shot Challenge is on!

Calling all hoopers! To help pass the time before Hoopfest 2020, and to keep us all busy during this time of social distancing, we’re going to get a little competition going… Introducing the Hoopfest Trick Shot Challenge! Starting today, you all have one week to submit your Trick Shot Challenge video to us via Instagram or TikTok (@spokanehoopfest) using #Hoopfest2020.

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