SPOKANE, Wash. – The athletes who stole the show at last year's Hoopfest are returning for 2017.

Spokane Hoopfest will have 62 Special Olympics teams participating this year.

Hoopfest has been a huge supporter of Special Olympics since 1990. It has donated nearly $1 million dollars and supported over 17,500 over across the state.

Last year, 62 Special Olympic teams also participated in the weekend long 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Hoopfest is free to participate for Special Olympics and Unified teams. The tournament features squads from Washington, Idaho and Oregon.