Wanted: Hoopfest Volunteers | Community Spirit
On Hoopfest weekend thousands will be in Downtown Spokane to be a part of the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world. It takes a lot of planning and organization to run an event sporting over 7,000 teams, 250,000 players and 456 courts and have it go smoothly. But mostly it takes an army of volunteers and Hoopfest is already recruiting.
Last year over 2,500 volunteers helped make the event happen and this year organizers are half way to filling the volunteer ranks. Anyone can be involved, whether you have basketball experience or not. From court monitors to merchandise sales to general clean up there is a job for everyone.
For people interested that aren't able to commit to the entire weekend, the general job arena is for you. Volunteers are needed through out that week to assistant in the office and with team check in on Thursday and Friday. Other positions offer the option of Saturday or Sunday, morning or afternoon shifts. Organizers are still looking for 500 people to volunteer in these areas.
If you want to be a court monitor, Hoopfest asks for a little more of a commitment. In order to maintain consistency for players and the courts, they ask that court monitors be available for the entire weekend. You don't, however, need experience referring basketball. Hoopfest has training seminars through out June that are about two hours long, they ask that you attend just one. All seminars will be held at the Lincoln Center, near the Spokane Arena. Court monitors are provided with a t-shirt, hat and a pair Nike shoes to wear during the event. They are also encouraged, but not required, to provide their own scorekeeper, which could be a great way to enjoy Hoopfest with a friend. About 300 monitors are still needed.
So grab a friend and head to www.spokanehoopfest.net to help represent Spokane and make Hoopfest a blast for everyone this year. Just click on VOLUNTEER to get involved.