Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier this week, Mountaineer Nation lost one of its most passionate supporters when Chris Petry, also known as Gold and Blue Dude, unexpectedly passed away.
Many prominent figures in the West Virginia community have reached out and showed support. Last night, West Virginia’s new director of athletics, Wren Baker, took time out of his busy schedule to share his thoughts on the passing of Petry: “Very sorry to hear of the passing of Chris,” Baker said in a social media post. “Only had one brief conversation with him but enjoyed his passion for WVU. Mountianeer Nation can help support his young family at the link below.”
Baker shared the link to Petry’s GoFundMe, which has already surpassed its goal of $15,000. At the time of the writing of this article, $16,385 has been donated to pay for his funeral services and burial. Baker supported the family by making a donation of $250.
Very classy move by Mr. Baker.
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. Only had one brief conversation with him but enjoyed his passion for WVU. Mountaineer Nation can help support his young family at the link below.
— Wren Baker (@wrenbaker) April 5, 2023