The first Starbucks opened in Seattle in 1971, and it has been an institution in the city ever since. The Seahawks played the first game in franchise history five years later.
Nearly four decades later both are going strong, Starbucks' stock price hovering at the $80 mark on NASDAQ and the Seahawks sporting the best record in the NFC at 6-1 -- and briefly holding the world record for loudest crowd .
So imagine the excitement of some Emerald City residents when this greeted them at the drive-thru line of a Starbucks branch on Wednesday.
@PeteCarroll Thank you, Coach! Proud to partner with you, the @seahawks and @ABetterSeattle to help our community's young people.
-- Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) October 23, 2013 The two Seattle powers joined forces on Wednesday to raise money for A Better Seattle , a community-based program founded by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. In exchange for a $50,000 grant from Starbucks, Carroll and some of his players served as "guest baristas" at various Starbucks branches throughout the city.
Joining Carroll as baristas were:
- Special teams captain Heath Farwell
Special teams captain Heath Farwell serves up some @Starbucks for #abetterseattle : pic.twitter.com/wzKj4ckSY2
-- A Better Seattle (@ABetterSeattle) October 23, 2013 - Kicker Steven Hauschka
Kicker Steven Hauschka poses with a young group of #12s at @Starbucks for #abetterseattle pic.twitter.com/mhJZvp8z3M
-- A Better Seattle (@ABetterSeattle) October 23, 2013 - Tight end Luke Wilson
@LWillson_82 serves up a @Starbucks mocha for #abetterseattle : pic.twitter.com/jDAHCqDNJX
-- A Better Seattle (@ABetterSeattle) October 23, 2013 - Receiver / kick returner Jermaine Kearse
@chopchop_15 proudly serving @Starbucks for #abetterseattle : pic.twitter.com/K9rhEmyAav
-- A Better Seattle (@ABetterSeattle) October 23, 2013 You can see more of the team's photos and tweets here .
The original article can be found at FOXSports.com: Pete Carroll's next gig: Barista?.