Hoopfest 2020 Canceled

Another huge event is being canceled due to COVID-19.

After being postponed from the end of June to late August, Hoopfest will not be played this year in downtown Spokane.

Hoopfest Executive Director Matt Santangelo says that despite being optimistic that the world's largest three on three basketball tournament would happen this year, out of caution due to the coronavirus, they've decided to cancel it.

Here's Santangelo's full statement:

It will be the first time in 31 years, the tournament has not been played.

KHQ reports a recent study from Gonzaga University showed that Hoopfest has brought in nearly $50-million since its inception in 1990.

Hoopfest is partnering with the HomeCourt App NEX Team Inc. to put on a virtual event that will deliver challenges, drills and contests. These events can all be enjoyed safely from home. The challenges will take place between August 20th and August 23rd. Registration is now open at spokanehoopfest.net.

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