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Bill and Carrie Britcher talk about their daughter's return to the Olympic luge competition. The York Dispatch

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Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher will be honored Sunday, April 29, during a York Revolution game.

Britcher, a luger from Glen Rock, competed in the past two Winter Olympics, in 2014 in Russia and in 2018 in South Korea. She finished 15th in women's singles in 2014 and 19th in 2018. She was also part of an American relay team in South Korea that finished fourth, missing an Olympic bronze medal by barely a tenth of a second.

The Revs are describing the event as “the champs meet the Olympian.” The 24-year-old luger will be honored in a pre-game ceremony, address the crowd and sign autographs.

“We know the excitement of being on top of your league, and we can only imagine what it’s like being among the best in your sport in the world,” said Eric Menzer, president of the Revolution, the defending Atlantic League champion. “All of York County is proud of Summer’s accomplishments, and we look forward to helping our community express its gratitude for the outstanding way she has represented our country.”

Britcher, a Susquehannock High School graduate, is the all-time American leader with five individual World Cup career victories.

The Olympian will be part of a four-day celebration of the Revs’ 2017 Atlantic League crown, which concludes on that Sunday with a 2018 magnet schedule giveaway and Bark in the Park, presented by East York Veterinary Center.

The Revs will conclude their opening series against the Lancaster Barnstormers in a 1 p.m. Sunday game at PeoplesBank Park. The season opener is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

Tickets for the games are available at www.yorkrevolution.com or at (717) 801-4487.

Information for this story was provided by the York Revolution.

 

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