Hoopfest 2014

June 28, 2014 4:11 p.m.  •  4 comments

The Hoopfest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which draws nearly 7,000 teams and 27,000 players to downtown Spokane, gets underway on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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Amy Bogaard, center, of the Vashon Island Rock Lobsters, smiles at her opponent before checking the ball during their game against The Gone Girls during Hoopfest on Saturday.

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Anna Roesel, left of Chicago, Ashley Deruiter, center, and John Walker both from Spokane, cheer on their team, Los Pollos Hermanos.

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Eleven-year-old Aiden Stewart of Spokane looks to pass the ball on Saturday.

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Crowds gather downtown as the tournament gets underway Saturday.

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Spokane resident Matt Pool gives a thumbs-up to the crowd after breaking his leg during Hoopfest on Saturday.

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Charlie Powers, 11, of Seattle, wears a “hoop hat” made by his mother.

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Jat Stewart of Spokane wears his Superman socks during Saturday’s action.

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Teams battle it out on the streets of Spokane on Saturday.

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Cross Pilgrim, 13, of Coeur d’Alene, takes a timeout after a fall during a game on Saturday.

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Krisalyn Bisbee of the Selfie Wariors warms up with teammate Soa Moliga (not pictured) before playing on Saturday.

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Competitors mix it up during Hoopfest on Saturday.

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Teams warm up on one court while teams battle it out on the other on Saturday.

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Jim Filzen not only sponsored a Hoopfest court, but he also brought water for competitors during Hoopfest 2014, Filzen is not your traditional Hoopfest court sponsor. He used his sponsorship to continue his search for a kidney donor.

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Jim Filzen provides water for Hoopfest competitors.

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From left, members of the team Stars And Stripes, Brandon Kennedy, Cory Haas, Alex Robertson and Sidd Aramandla, size up the competition.

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Tyson White, right, of the team Simple Truth, battles John Harnetiaux of the Access All-Stars during Hoopfest 2014 on Saturday.

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Kailee Bridge, 10, watches as her cousin John Harnetiaux of Access All-Stars plays on Saturday.

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Robert Gregory of Sin Fire Ballers battles for a rebound during a wheelchair contest.

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Davion Castro of the 4th-grade team Just Do It reacts to a play Saturday.

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LT Thomason of the 4th-grade team Ballin Aint Easy drives to the hoop on Saturday.

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Tiffany Morrett, left, rests with her daughter Hailey Parks, 10, between games on Saturday.

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Xavier Glessner of Hooping Bad checks his team’s bracket on Saturday in Riverfront Park.

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Spectators watch the competition on Saturday.

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Players, spectators and volunteers fill the courts near Riverfront Park, as seen from the Parkade.

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Players compete Saturday in a youth bracket, pictured from the Parkade.

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Players and spectators soak up sun and basketball on Saturday.

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Hoopfest courts were busy throughout the day on 42 Spokane city blocks.

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This view from the Parkade shows players and spectators during Saturday’s action.

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Reece Van Lierop puts up a shot during Saturday’s action.

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Josh Cook of Spokane keeps score during a Hoopfest game.

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Spectators line the streets to watch the action on Saturday.

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Spectators mingle and watch games on Saturday.

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Players rest in the shade near Nike Center Court in Riverfront Park.

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Members of the Snoballers practice between games on Saturday.

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