Students help document Hoopfest

Students help document Hoopfest

Students help document Hoopfest

The countdown is on for the world’s largest three on three basketball tournament!

Tip-off for the 24th annual Hoopfest is just five days away and the preparations are already well underway.

This year they’re assembling a group of high school students to be apart of the first Hoopfest Digital Street Team. Their task will be to document this major sporting event for social media, posting content to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

“I’ve always wanted to be apart of it but I’m not that good at basketball,” Lewis and Clark High School student Amanda Lawler said.

Lawler is one of about 20 students who will be on the sidelines capturing those priceless Hoopfest moments with the Digital Street Team.

“I’ll be asking questions and interviewing people and just finding out stories,” Lawler said.

She’ll be teaming up with Ferris High School student, James Comine. “I’m going to be filming behind the scenes and just capturing what they are doing,” Comine said.

On Sunday the Digital Street Team held a boot camp where they practiced snapping pictures, taking video and editing their work.

“I’m just really excited about it! It’s a sweet opportunity for kids to get involved in their community,” recent Mead graduate Jacob Green said.

With his camera in hand, Green will roam the 42 city blocks dedicated to Hoopfest.

“What I’m really interested in is people’s stories so I want to go out meet new people and get the story they have out to tell,” Green said.

If you want to be in on all the Hoopfest action, be sure to follow them at #SpokaneHoopfest.