The admission wasn’t easy, but Mike Hopkins felt the importance of leveling with his Washington men’s basketball team, which has engaged in a series of intimate conversations about race, social justice and politics over the past several months.
“I’m embarrassed to say this, I’m 51 years old and I’ve probably voted a handful of times,” Hopkins said “That’s society and that’s sad.
“Many people, myself included, talk about wanting things to change and making it happen. Well, here’s a way. And it’s so simple. Vote.”
On Monday afternoon, the Huskies men’s and women’s basketball teams canvassed the UW campus urging folks to register for the upcoming November elections. They wore black t-shirts with a QR code that read: “Scan me. Register to vote.”
“We’ve been having talks with the team with what’s been going on in the world right now,” Hopkins said “We just felt like one way we could