Revolution to honor Olympian Flickinger on Labor Day

STAFF REPORT
  • The Revs will honor Hali Flickinger prior to their Labor Day game on Sept. 5.
  • Flickinger finished seventh in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2016 Olympics.
  • Flickinger graduated from Spring Grove High School in 2012 and swam at the University of Georgia.

Olympic swimmer Hali Flickinger will be honored by the York Revolution on Monday, September 5, as the Spring Grove native concludes a triumphant return to her hometown after representing the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Spring Grove-native Hali Flickinger will be honored prior to the York Revolution's Labor Day game on Sept. 5 to recognize her for her seventh place finish in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2016 Olympics. Flickinger will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The 200-meter butterfly competitor will arrive at PeoplesBank Park after celebrations in Spring Grove and participate in pregame ceremonies before the Revolution’s 5 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

Flickinger will be escorted by members of the York City Police Department and the York YMCA Aquatic Club on her way to the ballpark. She will throw out a ceremonial first pitch that afternoon and be honored by the team and its fans. Flickinger finished seventh in the 200 fly in her first Olympics. She graduated from Spring Grove High School in 2012 and swam for the University of Georgia, where she set numerous school records and was part of three national championship teams.

Flickinger finishes 7th at Olympics in 200 butterfly

“We have outstanding athletes in the ballpark every time the Revs and their Atlantic League rivals take the field, but it’s a true, rare honor for us to be able to welcome an Olympian,” said Doug Eppler, director of marketing and communications for the Revolution. “The fact that Hali is a member of our community makes it an even greater pleasure to have her here, and we’re looking forward to many members of her community having the chance to congratulate her and thank her for representing us all so well in the Olympic Games.”

Tickets for that afternoon’s game are still available at www.yorkrevolution.com or by calling (717) 801-HITS (4487).