Jessie Beaver

In 2012, the tour was really a lot of fun, as I got the opportunity to not only travel for 3 ½ weeks and play baseball, but there was just a bunch of other stuff we did. I remember one of the first things that Coach Potter told us before we left for the tour, "I will let you have as much fun as you allow me to let you have". I pretty much knew what that meant. 

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Jim & Amy Hegarty


We can't thank you enough. We really appreciate you giving Jimmy the opportunity to participate this year as a Coach/Mentor. When he looks back at the various events that shaped his youth I'm sure Jimmy will remember the Potter Tour summers as one of the primary POSITIVE influences. The fun and friendships that he experienced on the inaugural tour combined with the learning and leadership experiences on this past summer’s tour certainly makes for some fond memories and immeasurable growth & maturity.

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Damon Matson

Hello, my name is Damon Matson. I'm 18 years old and I grew up in the little country town of Brockway, PA. Right now I'm attending California University of Pennsylvania to study meteorology and hopefully play a little baseball in the near future. Currently I'm on the road to recovery from shoulder surgery that I had this past winter. I hope to walk-on to the baseball team here at Cal next year. I played ball at Brockway Area High School, played on several travel teams through high school but no summer was better than the two I spent playing for Coach Potter.

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Ben McMurray

Hey Coach,

It has been a while. Hope you and Mrs. Potter are doing well. I have been very busy with baseball as well as football. As you probably have guessed by now I will not be able to go on the tour this year. I would really want to go but I am going to be very busy this summer with high school sports and family vacations. The tour last year was an experience that I will hold onto for the rest of my life.   

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Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

Washington College

Admission Application Essay

Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

After arriving at the vacant parking lot, I walked up to the rental van as it was filling up with unfamiliar faces. 

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Matt Pace

Hey Coach Potter,

I wanted to let you know that I was recently voted as one of three captains for baseball this spring. I just wanted to thank you for not only the things you taught me on the field but also how to be a better person.  

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Matt Shin

Coach Potter,

I just wanted to say thank you for all that you did for me, the other interns and of course the players and their parents. I know us interns were burdens to have to feed and lodge but I hope we at least partially returned the favor.

I truly enjoyed and valued the experience of the Potter Tour.

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Nick Sia

I've been meaning to write a testimonial about the tour for quite some time now, but I think now that time has passed I've been able to see how big of an impact the Potter Tour has been on my life. Nearly three years removed from my experiences on the tour and I can honestly say that it's one of the most beneficial things any teenager can be a part of.

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Joseph Telegadas

My name is Joseph Telegadas; I’m 14 and currently a freshman at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Catonsville Maryland. I am a "Potter’s Pirate" baseball player and plan to try-out for the MSJ freshman team this coming spring. This past summer I had an opportunity to travel with Coach Potter on his 2012 Potter Baseball Tour.

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Tommy Tennyson

Dear Coach Potter,

Tommy had a good start to his freshman year. I really feel like his experience on the Potter Tour gave him a needed boost this summer. He got to step out of his familiar life for a while, still get to play ball, but got to be of service to others who could use some help. He had one purposeful day after another. I’m confident that his eyes were opened up a little more and that his world is a little bigger, a little richer.

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