Get ready for the world’s largest basketball 3-on-3 because Hoopfest is coming to town! To help you prepare for the occasion, we’ve put together this article to give you all the details on this year’s Hoopfest as well as some CBD recovery options you can pick up right here at Cinder.
For the last 31 years, the Spokane Hoopfest Associated has launched several programs, donated $2.5m back to local charitable organizations, and built over 30 community basketball courts in the Inland Northwest. They strive to inspire, connect, and grow basketball in the greater Spokane Community by offering the best and most inclusive basketball experiences on Earth. Since 1990, Hoopfest has built over 30 community outdoor basketball courts in the region. In addition, they’ve donated over $2.5 million to local organizations. This includes Special Olympics, their primary beneficiary, as well as community centers and various youth sports and learning programs.
This year, Hoopfest will take place from June 24th-25th. This event will feature over 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans, and 450 courts spanning 45 city blocks. Beyond just basketball, Hoopfest is an outdoor festival with shopping, food, and interactive entertainment.
If you would like to volunteer to help at Hoopfest 2023, click this link to fill out their General Volunteer Registration Form no later than Friday, June 16th.
Contests at Hoopfest
Can’t get enough basketball over Hoopfest weekend? Even if you’re not a champion on the 3-on-3 courts, their contests give you the opportunity to compete against other Hoopfesters to be crowned champion. Whether you’re a high flyer, elite shooter, or Granny Shot extraordinaire, the Hoopfest contests have a spot just for you!
Only the most talented (or luckiest) long-range shooter will make it through the qualifying rounds of the Toyota Shootoff at Hoopfest. In order to participate, you must be 18 years of age or older. Complete rules and regulations will be available at the Toyota Shootoff courts.
Rodda Paint Contest
The Rodda Paint Contest Zone will now be in the Bennett Block. Hoopfest 2023 has three different challenges for hoopers to show off their skills: Free Throw, Three Point, and a Hot Shot Competition. Contestants will be split up into three different age groups: Adult, High School, and Youth. You could have a shot at winning an Xbox One, an iPad, an official Hoopfest 2023 game ball, and gift cards to the Hoopfest store!
Multicare Slam Dunk Competition
The Slam Dunk Competition presented by MultiCare Health System takes place at the Northern Quest Center Court. You won’t want to miss some of Hoopfest’s best athletes fly! If you want to participate in the Slam Dunk competition, sign up at Northern Quest Center Court before the qualifying round beings on Saturday.
Shop at Hoopfest
While you’re walking from game to game, don’t forget to check out the many vendors during Hoopfest. From jewelry to sunglasses and even temporary tattoos, there’s a little something for everyone. Walk around and keep an eye out for opportunities to support Hoopfest vendors in these various locations. You can also shop for exclusive gear at the Spokane Hoopfest Store. Stop by for the best customized Hoopfest gear for the whole family!
Eat at Hoopfest
In order to get the energy you need to shoot hoops at Hoopfest, you’re going to want to stop by one of the many food vendors at Hoopfest! Each year, they have a diverse collection of delicious food vendors ready to fuel you and other Hoopers. Be sure to support their vendors and satisfy your taste buds while you’re walking the streets of Downtown Spokane. From hot choices for lunch between games to cold treats to cool you off, Hoopfest vendors will have what you crave!
CBD Products for Post-Hoopfest Recovery
After a long day of shooting hoops at Hoopfest and walking the hot city streets of Spokane, you’re going to want to cool off and recover. Lucky for you, Cinder has a convenient location right in Downtown Spokane with plenty of CBD topicals to help with those sore muscles.
Full Spectrum CBD Muscle Stick | Bath by Bex
For simple rub-on relief, check out Bath by Bex’s Full Spectrum CBD Muscle Sticks. These convenient 2oz sticks are great to use on sore muscles after a long day of shooting hoops. These full-spectrum CBD sticks are a no-mess, no-stress way to get powerful CBD relief whenever you need it. In addition to providing powerful relief, these sticks are made from all-natural ingredients. Each stick contains shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, red raspberry seed oil, activated full spectrum CBD extract, and essential oils. The best part of it all? They come in all different scents!
Flow Cream | Fairwinds
If you prefer a rub-on to a roll-on, then try Flow Cream from Fairwinds for your Hoopfest recovery. Flow Cream is a multiple-award-winning formula designed to provide you with a range of benefits. A blend of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and herbal extracts helps support fast-acting relief while ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid promote overall skin health! Their 1:1:1 formula offers you equal parts THC, CBD, and CBG for ultimate relief.
Looking for a little extra oomph? Then try their High CBD Flow Gel. This fast-acting, CBD-rich transdermal gel is formulated with effective terpenes, essential oils, and herbal extracts that provide deep tissue relief. Enjoy the fresh, mild, and soothing aroma while experiencing significant relief.
Moon Cycle Bath Salts | Ceres
Nothing hits after a day of intense activity like a nice relaxing bath. Take the relief up a notch with Ceres’ Moon Cycle Relieving Bath Salts. This blend combines the healing power of their pure CO2-extracted CBD oil and the calming properties of Lavender to promote deep relaxation and relief.
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