Washington State University, August 2017

Speakers & Music

Photo of Shaun Alexander, former running back for Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins, speaker at Hope Fest

Shaun Alexander

Former running back for Seattle Seahawks & Washington Redskins. NFL Rushing leader, Touch Down Leader and League MVP in 2005 (Seattle Seahawks)
Photo of Christina Hovestadt

Christina Hovestadt

Executive Director of the Rashad Jennings Foundation, Founder of The Set Apart Women, former collegiate volleyball player and coach volleyball for USAV and Under Armour's Volleyball Factory
Photo of Antwaan Randle El, wide receiver for Washington Redskins and Pittsburg Stealers, speaker at Hope Fest

Antwaan Randle El

Former wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. Superbowl XL Champion in 2006 (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Photo of Bizzle


Hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur
Photo of Noel Gugliemi, actor in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Training Day. Speaker at Hope Fest

Noel G

Actor, Fast and the Furious, Furious 7, Training Day, Dark Knight Rises





  • 6:00 PM
    Doors open
  • 6:15 PM
    Opening entertainment
  • 7:00 PM
    MC & Opening Act: Noel G.
  • 7:30 PM
    Performance: Dontae & Bizzle feat. Jared Emerson
  • 8:20 PM
    Panel: Antwaan Randle El, Shaun Alexander, and Christina Hovestadt with Greg Hendricks as moderator
  • 9:20 PM
    Message from Shaun Alexander
  • 10 – Midnight
    After Party


We are grateful to local business & community leaders for donating to Hope Fest. It is our belief that this event will inject fresh life & hope into WSU, UIdaho, and the local region.

Free Event

This is a free event! No registration or ticket purchase required. Show up for some timely motivation, great music, and a fresh injection of hope.