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Category: Volunteer

QUIZ – What’s your ideal volunteer position?

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. A lot goes into making this weekend the most exciting basketball weekend on earth, and to do so we need as many hands on deck as possible to help with everything

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Hoopfest 2021 is now September 11-12!

It is no secret that our collective court vision was certainly tested in 2020. We had to be on our “A” game, even though we were not allowed to play OUR game. However, with all of you as teammates and basketball in our hearts, our inspiration was always at our virtual fingertips. For that, we will always be grateful. For

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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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VolunteerFest

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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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Christina Ridenbaugh

This Earth Day, find out more about what Christina Ridenbaugh is doing to help out Hoopfest and the Earth: Today marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day. In honor of Earth Day, Hoopfest would like to highlight one of our most dedicated volunteers, Christina Ridenbaugh, who helps keep Mother Earth happy during Hoopfest weekend. Christina has been a volunteer at

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Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Brooks

Find out why Emily Brooks is coming back to volunteer at Hoopfest for the 21st year. “I feel like I was born into Hoopfest,” said current Court Marshal, Emily Brooks. Brooks has been unofficially volunteering with Spokane Hoopfest for the past 20 years, but she got her start as a toddler when she would help to deconstruct the courts.  “As

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Volunteer Spotlight: Adam Jackson

Find out more about why Adam Jackson has been volunteering at Hoopfest for over 30 years: “Family. Hoopfest is a family.” That’s what keeps long-time volunteer, Adam Jackson, coming back each year to Hoopfest. Adam has been with Hoopfest from the very beginning, making this his 31st year with the organization. Adam credits his dad for his start as a

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kathleen Sullivan

This week at Hoopfest, we’re highlighting Kathleen Sullivan – one of our dedicated volunteers who supervises and oversees our Team Check-in and Player Change committee. Kathleen has been with us for a whopping 30 years! From being bribed with Chai tea lattes to showing us how much she loves her committee and teams by putting their names on a sponsored

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Volunteer Registration NOW OPEN

https://youtu.be/6J4-EQvPse4 Everything about Hoopfest is grounded in community. This essential element ensures that Hoopfest’s mission stays the same year after year: to create the best basketball weekend on Earth. A huge part of the Hoopfest community is the 3,000 volunteers that help the weekend run smoothly. There are 13 different volunteer positions, so find your perfect fit and be part

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