Mike Hopkins decided to take the $15,000 bonus he earned in being named the Pac-12 coach of the year to buy 1,250 Starbucks gift cards at $12 apiece.
Mike Hopkins, after his first season as the Washington basketball coach, has come up with a unique way to thank Huskies fans.
Hopkins decided to take the $15,000 bonus he earned in being named the Pac-12 coach of the year to buy 1,250 Starbucks gift cards at $12 apiece. He plans to give them away Thursday. Also, UW season-ticket holders who present their ticket card as well as Dawg Pack members who show their UW ID will be given an additional gift card. This will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Starbucks in U-Village near the campus.
“I wouldn’t have won this award without such incredible support,” Hopkins said.
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