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Always dedicated: Flickinger wants to remember dad in every way

 

Charlie Flickinger, left, poses with his dad, Dr. Richard Flickinger during Parents Night last year. (Submitted photo)

Charlie Flickinger, right, looks to pass inside during a game this season for Hampton-Dumont. The junior will have a lot to play for in this Saturday's Coaches vs. Cancer game vs. West Fork. (File photo)

 

HAMPTON – When Saturday’s Hampton-Dumont vs. West Fork Coaches vs. Cancer basketball doubleheader commences, emotions may run high for Bulldog junior Charlie Flickinger.

He’ll be thinking about his father, Dr. Richard Flickinger, who passed away from cancer on Oct. 29, 2013.

“It’s going to be rough,” Flickinger admitted. “At first, it’s going to be rough; but it’s a great cause, it really is. That is so much more important than basketball, but I really feel….I don’t know…I guess it’s going to be wait and see.

“There are moments that you think back and it’s just rough, but there’s other moments where you don’t really think about it, but it’s there.”

For more on this story, see the Jan. 22 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.