Avista Plays a key role in the World's Largest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Avista Plays a key role in the World's Largest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Free cell charging station kept everyone in touch through the 2-day event.

More than 28,000 players participated in 2013 Hoopfest in downtown Spokane.

Avista master scoreboard handled both manual and electronic scoring for more than 7,000 teams.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 9:30am

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Avista plays a major part in the communities we serve. And when a community event such as Hoopfest is right in our backyard, we want to be a part of it.
 
Hoopfest in Spokane is the largest outdoor 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world with more than 200,000 fans, 28,000 players on 7,000 teams, and 3,000 volunteers squeezed into 40 downtown city blocks. With all these teams and players, keeping track of where and what time their games are can be a daunting task. That’s where Avista comes in.
 
As a sponsor of the Avista Master Scoreboard, Avista provides a 40-person volunteer crew who puts in 550 hours each year to build and run a makeshift outdoor IT department.
 
Employees work tirelessly to ensure the Ethernet network is running properly so scores and brackets are updated in real-time. In all, Avista supplies and lays more than 1,000 feet of Ethernet, 300 feet of fiber optic cable and 250 feet of telephone line to connect 20 computers in 15 locations across downtown Spokane.
Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Avista | Cell Phone | Energy | basketball | charger | community | csr

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