Every competitor has felt that moment during a game when the momentum shifts, sometimes in your favor and sometimes against you. Sometimes you have control and sometimes it is outside of your control, but every game has its own unique momentum. If 2020 were a game, it certainly brought its very own kind of momentum.
Like you, we at Hoopfest are competitors. We chose to compete against the shift in momentum. We worked diligently to understand the ever-changing environment. We planned scenario A through Z, and then some. We spoke with teams, volunteers, sponsors, the City and Health officials. We remained positive and optimistic while planning a dynamic event that would uphold the tradition of Hoopfest AND bring people together for the love of basketball and community. We wanted Hoopfest 2020 to be the light at the end of this uncertain tunnel.
Unfortunately, 2020’s momentum has shifted against a traditional Hoopfest.
Under the continued guidance of the Spokane Regional Health District, Hoopfest 2020 will not take place as previously planned. While creating the Best Basketball Weekend on Earth is our mission, the health, wellness and safety of our community has always been our priority. The rising number of COVID-19 cases has made Hoopfest 2020 unplayable for the first time in its storied 31-year history. We are disappointed and understand if you are too. Hoopfest has become an annual tradition for tens of thousands and takes countless hours of hard work from our small staff, incredible volunteers and critical sponsors and partners.
However, when one path is blocked, any good player knows that you pivot and look for other opportunities. For the first time since its inception, Hoopfest is coming to your home! Learn more about Hoopfest HomeCourt below.