Spokane Hoopfest postponed nearly two months

Michael Brock

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the 31st annual Spokane Hoopfest has been postponed until August 22-23, the organization confirmed on April 15.

The largest 3-on-3 tournament in the world—which has an estimated economic impact of around $50 million and had 24,000 players in 2019—was originally planned for June 27-28.

Marc Axton—a member of Eastern Washington University’s first NCAA tournament team in 2004—said he is happy the event is still on in a phone interview with the Tribune. Axton has played the last four summers, taking second in 2016 and winning the last three years in the men's elite division.

Read the full story in the April 22, 2020 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.