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Hoopfest needs YOU to volunteer

SPOKANE, Wash. - Hoopfest is in less than a month and organizers are reaching out to find as many volunteers as they can.

It takes more than 3,000 to make the massive tournament happen.

“We are so fortunate here in Spokane that we have a community that loves to volunteer and get involved,” said Chad Smith, Hoopfest Operations Manager. “Our largest need and biggest need is for court monitors.”

Spokane Hoopfest needs anywhere from 550-600 court monitors and every year they get hooked up with some pretty nice Nike swag: a hat, t-shirt, gym shorts, and a pretty decent pair of Nike kicks.

Whether you're a court monitor or helping set up, tear down, even data entry, the world's largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament needs you.

There's a job for just about everyone, even if you don't think you're qualified.

“Anybody can do it,” said Smith. “Anybody that is good with people, that wants to interact with people, that just wants to be out and make a difference in the community as a court monitor. We have so many courts, really a majority of our courts are for the players who call their own fouls.”

Here is some general info on being a court monitor:

-You are asked to attend a two hour training session ahead of the big weekend, but they are usually quicker than that.
-You'll get hooked up by Nike with a full court monitor uniform—yours to keep free and clear.
-You don't need basketball officiating experience, but if you have any there's a special spot for you.