SPOKANE, Wash.-- Thousands of strong teams were seen competing at Hoopfest on Saturday, but one team in particular stood out.
The "Survivors," consisting of Freeman High School students, is more than just the team name.
"We're all doing pretty good I'd say and just pushing through," said Jordyn Goldsmith, one of three students injured after a shooter opened fire at Freeman High School.
For the "Survivors," Hoopfest is not a reminder of what they lost that day, but the strength they gained moving forward.
"We're really doing great and healing as a community and I think it's a lot of fun to be together at Hoopfest," said team member Carolann Edwards.
Many on the team have played before, but this is the first time they are competing together.
The "Survivors" were seen on Saturday sharing their victory, but they said they also hope to spread a message. "Lean on your friends, they're always there for you and doing an event like this helps," said team member Anna Chisholm.
"It's a work in progress and obviously the healing will still take some time, but we are Freeman Strong and forever will be," said team member Kylie Nelson.