RAIN OR SHINE -- HOOPFEST STILL GOES ON!
THIS YEAR - ORGANIZERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE POSSIBLITY
OF A WET HOOPFEST.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ IS LIVE AT CENTER COURT TONIGHT.
KYLEE, PLAYERS ARE STILL HOPING IT DOESN'T RAIN!
YES, THEY ARE!
IT'S NICE TO HAVE A DRY HOOPFEST BUT IT DOESN'T ALWAYS
EVEN IF THE WEATHER ISN'T IDEAL, THAT WON'T STOP PEOPLE
FROM PLAYING BALL.
print right here, sign right there
AS TEAMS CHECK IN...
FOR THE WORLD'S LARGEST THREE ON THREE BASKETBALL
i'm so excited
THEY AREN'T JUST TALKING ABOUT GAMETIME STRAGEY.
it's rainy, it's cold right now
THE WEATHER IS ON EVERYONE'S MIND, INCLUDING SHELLY
KILCUP AND JORDAN MOOG WHO CAME FROM TACOMA.
we kept checking our weather app the entire time we
BUT RAIN NEVER THROWS A CURVEBALL TO HOOPFEST'S RANDY
games go on.
about the only thing that will start a basketball
game is lightning so if that comes around, we may
close it off until it passes
RANDY SAYS THE WORST TIME FOR THE RAIN -
friday night because one of the issues we have is
the court tape that we use will not stick down in
the streets are wet
BUT RANDY IS A PRO, HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO IF MOTHER
NATURE GIVES US A LITTLE UNWANTED MOISTURE.
we have weed burners that will heat the pavement to
dry the pavenment off, we also have chalk
we are fine with the rain, it's tradition
MEANWHILE - SHELLY AND JORDAN ARE READY FOR ANYTHING!
THESE BALLERS JUST WANT TO COME OUT ON TOP.
it gets a little slippery on some of the courts so
you kind of have to watch itself - everyone is dealing
with it so we are on the same playing level
STARTING AT 7 TONIGHT -- THAT'S WHEN THINGS REALLY
START TO CHANGE DOWNTOWN AS VOLUNTEERS START SETTING
UP THE 458 COURTS.