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Hoopfest 2014

On Friday and Sunday evening, June 27tn & 29th, 5 crews consisting of 7 Work Crew Officers and 45 offenders assisted with the set up and tear down for Hoopfest.   This included loading/hauling and assembling 458 courts, vendor booths, stages and barricades across 42 city blocks in downtown Spokane. Staff received positive feedback from event organizers for their professionalism, flexibility and quality work product.   Much of this is due to the preparation, planning and offender management skills demonstrated by the Geiger Work Crew staff who bring years of Hoopfest experience and are a valuable asset to the Hoopfest organization which relies almost exclusively on volunteers. Despite the REALLY heavy rainfall on Friday night, this years effort proved to be well organized and safe for everyone involved.  
This year marks the silver anniversary for Hoopfest and the 14th year that Geiger crews have participated in the set up and behind the scene support. Each year there is increased reliance on the work crews to help support Hoopfest’s expanding participation and continued growth.   Geiger’s role is not limited to two days a year. Officer Chuck Valente and Officer Ken Conwell’s crew worked behind the scenes from May through early July and prepared back boards and banner stands, painted rims, assembled 7000 team gift bags, hung 458 nets, assembled center court, and washed hundreds of tables, pads and chairs.   The week following Hoopfest is spent repairing and storing the thousands of pieces of equipment necessary for this large event.
Detention Services and the Geiger Work Crew is proud to contribute to the continues success of Hoopfest. 


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