Hoopfest 2009 set to break registration record - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hoopfest 2009 set to break registration record

SPOKANE, Wash. - The 2009 Hoopfest tournament is in the process of making history.  The largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament in the world just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  Hoopfest 2009 is set to be the biggest year ever with a goal of admitting 6,500 teams. 
These numbers would surpass the previous record year in 2008 when 6,429 teams registered. 

"Our goal is to accommodate as many teams as possible that have registered.  We are ecstatic with this year's turnout," says Executive Director, Rick Steltenpohl. 

Registration closes May 18; however several teams will be placed on hold and will be moved into bracketing as openings and cancellations occur. 

With over 400 playing courts and 25,000 players, Hoopfest will be taking to the streets of downtown Spokane on June 27 & 28.  Hoopfest's mission is to create the best basketball weekend on Earth. Organizing Hoopfest requires 3,000 volunteers each year.  There is need for all kinds of volunteers.  However, with an increase in teams, the urgent need is for more court monitors.  All volunteers can register online at spokanehoopfest.net. 

Hoopfest not only coordinates the largest outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world but also brings many people to Spokane and the downtown area for a fun and eventful weekend.  Hoopfest encourages the best in outdoor basketball competition, as well as making a $35 million economic impact.  Hoopfest has built, renovated, and maintained 20 basketball courts in local area parks with signature Hoopfest backboards and has donated $1.1 million back to local charities since 1990. 

Hoopfest Over the Years (1990 - 2008)

Year                 Event Dates                  Players Teams              Courts

2008                 June 27 & 28                 25,403  6,429                 410

2007                 June 30 & July 1            24,189  6,120                 389

2006                 June 24 & 25                 24,082  6,175                 392

2005                 June 25 & 26                 24,112  6,165                 396

2004                 June 26 & 27                 23,916  6,120                 395

2003                 June 28 & 29                 24,677  6,245                 397

2002                 June 29 & 30                 23,808  6,010                 378

2001                 June 30 & July 1            22,574  5,622                 352

2000                 June 24 & 25                 21,445  5,425                 339

1999                 June 26 & 27                 20,606  5,231                 330

1998                 June 27 & 28                 18,796  4,765                 300

1997                 June 28 & 29                 17,857  4,526                 283

1996                 June 24 & 25                 15,420  3,903                 244

1995                 June 29 & 30                 14,248  3,635                 216

1994                 June 25 & 26                 12,030  3,067                 202

1993                 June 26 & 27                 8,955     2,307                 150

1992                 June 27 & 28                 6,525     1,683                 112

1991                 June 29 & 30                 3,962     1,016                   78

1990                 June 30 & July 1            2,009        512                  35

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