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Spring Fling Hoop Thing Basketball Tournament Returns for 21st Year

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One of the most popular events in Great Falls, the Spring Fling Hoop Thing is back for another year.

"It's hard to believe this is the 21st year. We started in 1995 down on Central Ave. So we sure have grown since that day a long time ago."

And for Great Falls resident Joe Filipowicz, he's participated in every one. 21 years and counting, the Spring Fling is a yearly commitment for him.

"It's a tradition every single time to participate and be able to play in it. I mark my calendar for that first Saturday in June and if I have something else going on i'm going to cross that out and be over at the fairgrounds playing some basketball for Alliance for Youth. It's good for the community and good for the kids."

The kids of Great Falls. The Spring Fling is a win win for everybody. The tournament benefits the Alliance for Youth program which aims to help the development of youth within the community.

"It's a great fundraiser to help support the health development of kids within our community so we'd love to have you come check it out and talk to our staff about the work that Alliance for Youth does if nothing else."

And while you're there you can have some fun. There's more than just basketball. With live music, food and drink, and other activities, the Spring Fling is for everyone.

"What more could you ask for? You know being able to spend time with family and friends and make a day of it. Raising money for the Alliance for Youth and it's also great for Great Falls to draw people in to our city."

A city that's put on the Spring Fling for now it's 21st year. It's an event that is beloved by everyone in the state and is more than just basketball.

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