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First comes Thanksgiving, then Hanukkah, followed by Christmas and the New Year. And nestled in the middle of all the festivities is another long standing tradition in the Inland Northwest: the Santa Slammer youth basketball tournament in Spokane.

This year’s Santa Slammer Winter Classic tournament is set for December 17 and 18 at various venues throughout Spokane and Spokane Valley.

“It’s the best [tournament] we have in the region, without question,” said Matt Santangelo, former Gonzaga basketball standout and current Executive Director of Spokane Hoopfest. “Best facilities, best officiating, and highest level of competition because teams have come from as far away as Boise to come up, enjoy and compete in these tournaments.”

The Santa Slammer tournament features premiere youth competitive teams from all over the Northwest – from Spokane in Eastern Washington, to teams in western Washington, northern Idaho, southern Idaho, eastern Oregon and all over the state of Montana. This year’s tournament is also the exclusive qualifier in Eastern Washington for the AAU State Basketball Championship Tourney.

Teams wanting to play in the Santa Slammer Winter Classic need to have their AAU card. For more information, including signup requirements, go to www.spokaneaau.com.

Santa Slammer Winter Classic
When: Dec. 17-18, 2016
Where: Spokane, WA (various venues)
Who: Boys and girls teams in grades 4-8
Registration Deadline: November 28
Cost: $350 per team
Registration information: www.spokaneaau.com

About Spokane Hoopfest Association

Established in 1990, Spokane Hoopfest Association organizes and produces the world's largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament that brings thousands of visitors and millions of dollars to the Spokane community every June. With over 250,000 participants, volunteers and spectators at the event weekend, Hoopfest has a $46 million impact on the Spokane economy each year and has donated over $1.6 million to local charities, including Special Olympics, since 1990. In addition, it manages Spokane Regional AAU Basketball, the Ignite Basketball Association - a community and school-based outreach program that offers a safe, constructive alternative for area youth – and Eastern Washington Elite, and has built over 30 community basketball courts in the region.

Spokane Hoopfest Association is a Washington nonprofit corporation and tax exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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