Coach Pinkel awarded 24 scholarships through the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation in 2020. Pinkel and GP M.A.D.E. board member Mark Fenner hopped on a Zoom call to surprise the students who did not know they were about to receive scholarships.
“They thought this was part of the interview process still, and it was awesome,” Pinkel told ABC17. Pinkel told the high school students on the call that this is the first time GP M.A.D.E. has done this, and he thought they were all a great fit for the scholarship.
“There were some incredible stories of what some of these kids have had to overcome to get where they’re at and it’s pretty awesome,” Pinkel said. GP M.A.D.E. will award $2,000/year renewable scholarships annually and continue Making A Difference Every-day.