Pat and Bill Potter and Family

Virginia Tech Members of the Game

Pat and Bill Potter and Family

Why do you choose to give to the VAF and support Virginia Athletics?
Our family has always been interested and involved in sports. We admire UVA student-athletes for their fierce dedication to academics, while participating and entertaining us in their respective sports.

What is your favorite Virginia sports memory?
There are too many to choose from, but some of our favorites include the Ralph Sampson era and the 2015 Men’s Baseball World Series Championship. In addition, while I was in school we set the all-time consecutive loss record in football. But in 1961 we broke our string of consecutive losses and later that year upset Maryland (and All-American end Gary Collins), knocking them out of the Gator Bowl.

In 2014 we returned to the Sweet Sixteen and Madison Square Garden after winning the regular season ACC Championship and defeating Duke in the ACC Tournament. We were at the Regionals in Raleigh and at the Sweet Sixteen in the Garden against Michigan State. What a game!