The Spokane region offers an abundance of sporting events and activities for all ages including more than 32 golf courses, some of which have been said to be the “best in the nation.”
Other hot sporting events include:
Bloomsday, the largest timed footrace in the world, attracts over 50,000 participants each May to join in this 12-kilometer race. Participants include elite racers, runners, walkers, children and wheelchair racers. The Bloomsday race brings an estimated economic impact of $9.5 billion.
Hoopfest is the world’s largest three-on-three basketball tournament and attracts more than 5,000 teams every year. Participants range from third graders to 70-year-olds featuring former CBA and European professionals, college superstars, high school standouts, and more than a few playground legends.
Spokane was chosen as the host for the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. This event generated record-setting attendance and an estimated $30 million to the local economy.
Spokane is also home to the three-time NCAA Sweet Sixteen Gonzaga University Bulldogs basketball team, the Memorial Cup Champions Spokane Chiefs hockey team and a minor league baseball team – the Spokane Indians.
There are numerous youth sports available as well. The Spokane Youth Sports Association has been around in one form or another since 1965. Since then, it has grown and partnered with other local youth sports organizations to bring kids closer to sports such as soccer, football, baseball and many others. More than 8,000 kids are currently involved in SYSA, as well as about 800 volunteer coaches.
For more information on sports in our area please visit the Spokane Regional Sports Commission.