Ziff Law Has Free Tickets For Veterans For Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team’s Game In July At Dunn Field

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team last played at Dunn Field in July 2016.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team last played at Dunn Field in July 2016.

Elmira’s Dunn Field will welcome back military heroes on July 20 and 21.

Players on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will visit the Twin Tiers to meet with their fellow veterans and attend an Elmira Pioneers game on July 20, and then play a charity softball game against the Pioneers on July 21.

downloadThe Ziff Law Firm, a proud sponsor of the charity game, has free tickets for Twin Tiers veterans, who can stop at the law firm, at 303 William St. in downtown Elmira, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to pick up tickets and enter a drawing for one of two $50 Visa gift cards.

The drawing for the two $50 Visa gift cards will be at 10 a.m. on July 20 and the winners will be announced on the Ziff Law Facebook page that day.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, comprised of veterans who have had amputations, will arrive in the area on July 20 and meet with veterans at the Bath VA Medical Center before being introduced that evening during the Pioneers’ game against the Geneva Red Wings at 7:05 p.m.

Pioneers logoThe Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will be our Ziff Law Firm Veterans of the Game that night. The team last visited Dunn Field in 2016.

The Ziff Law Firm has a long history of putting our veterans and active-duty military personnel in the spotlight in our community as sponsors of the Veteran of the Game program, and we hope our veterans and their families take this opportunity to show their support for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team.

“I attended the team’s game at Dunn Field and it was deeply moving,” said Veteran of the Game program coordinator Annette Viselli Thorne of the Ziff Law Firm. “The players are courageous and great ambassadors for the strength and grace of American veterans. It was an honor to meet many of them.”

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is to inspire and educate people while enhancing the health of the players. To learn more about the team, and how to donate to its mission, go to http://woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org.

The Ziff Law Firm is also honoring veterans and active-duty military personnel home on leave this summer during all of the Elmira Pioneers home games as part of the law firm’s popular Veteran of the Game program. The honored veterans and their families and friends are seated in a box seat along the first baseline, courtesy of eight free tickets from the Ziff Law Firm. At some point during the game, the public-address announcer introduces the honored veteran and reads a short biography of their military service, then fans cheer for the veteran, who waves to the crowd from the box seats.

The program also salutes veterans in the fall and winter months at Binghamton Devils hockey games at the Broome County Arena. The program started with the Elmira Jackals at First Arena and continued for eight seasons before the team was disbanded at the end of the 2016-2017 season.

If you have any questions about the charity game or the tickets, or wish to nominate a veteran or active-duty service member for the Veteran of the Game program, email Annette Viselli Thorne at [email protected] or call her at 607-733-8866.

Thanks for reading,

Jim Reed

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NY & PA Injury & Malpractice Lawyer
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
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Dakota Truly Is A Hometown Hero! Nominate A Hero Today

Dakota Dickerson meets Patches, the Pioneers mascot, before going on the field to meet the Pioneers Friday night.

Dakota Dickerson meets Patches, the Pioneers mascot, before going on the field to meet the Pioneers Friday night.

More than 4,000 Elmira Pioneers fans who attended opening night Friday at Dunn Field will never forget Dakota Dickerson.

Dakota, an 11-year-old boy from Gillett, Pa., is battling a rare form of brain and spine cancer and was the Ziff Law Firm’s first Hometown Hero of the Game for the 2014 season.

In the fifth inning, Dakota, a big Pioneers fan, threw a pitch amid cheers and met the Pioneers on the field. Many of Dakota’s family members and friends were in the stands.

“The fans were great, and Dakota was smiling and waving his arms to thank them,” said Ziff Law paralegal Annette Viselli Thorne, who coordinates the Hometown Heroes program each summer. “It was a great moment for Dakota and all the fans.”

Dakota Dickerson meets the Pioneers after throwing a pitch in the fifth inning of Friday night’s game.

Dakota Dickerson meets the Pioneers after throwing a pitch in the fifth inning of Friday night’s game.

Annette was impressed by the Pioneers and their compassion.

“God love those players. One by one they walked up to Dakota and shook his hand and wished him well,” Annette said. “They aren’t much older than Dakota and I think the reality of what Dakota is going through really hit them hard. You could tell by the looks on their faces. It was an unforgettable night.”

And to make it a perfect night, the Pioneers won, beating the Amsterdam Mohawks, 3-2, Friday night.

To learn more about Dakota, see his Team Dakota Facebook page, which is updated by his family and friends.

See news reports with video about Dakota at Dunn Field here and here.

There are many local heroes to celebrate. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized this summer?

The Ziff Law Firm of Elmira teams up with the Pioneers to honor a Hometown Hero of the Game at every Pioneers home game. The Heroes are selected from nominations provided by Twin Tiers residents.

Those selected by the Ziff Law Firm as Hometown Heroes – and up to seven of their family members and friends – are guests of the law firm at a Pioneers game at Dunn Field. The Hometown Heroes are recognized during the game by the public-address announcer. Anyone who gives back to their community through their work, actions or volunteer efforts is eligible to become a Hometown Hero.

To nominate a Hometown Hero:

Online form: Click here.

Email: [email protected]

Mail: 303 William St., Elmira, NY 14901

Call: (607) 733-8866 or (800) 943-3529

The Elmira Pioneers play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League every summer. The Pioneers have 24 home games in the regular season, which concludes July 30. Dunn Field will also host the league’s All-Star Game on July 15.

Thanks for reading, and please nominate a Hometown Hero today.

Jim
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James B. Reed
NY & PA Injury & Malpractice Lawyer
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
Office: (607)733-8866
Toll-Free: 800-ZIFFLAW (943-3529)
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Nominate A Hometown Hero To Honor This Summer At Dunn Field

Hero logoThe Ziff Law Firm is teaming up with the Elmira Pioneers again this summer to honor a Hometown Hero of the Game for each Pioneers home game from nominations provided by Twin Tiers residents.

Anyone who gives back to their community through their work, actions or volunteer efforts is eligible to become a Hometown Hero.

Those selected by the Ziff Law Firm as Hometown Heroes – and up to seven of their family members and friends – will be guests of the law firm at a Pioneers game at Dunn Field, where they will be seated in a specially designated box. The Hometown Hero will be recognized during the game by the public-address announcer. The Ziff Law Firm first recognized Hometown Heroes during the 2012 season.

To nominate a Hometown Hero:
Online form is here.
Email: [email protected]
Mail: 303 William St., Elmira, NY 14901
Call: (607) 733-8866 or (800) 943-3529

The Elmira Pioneers play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, a summer league with 10 teams from across New York State. The Pioneers’ season begins June 5 in Watertown against the Rams and the first home game is 7 p.m. June 6 against the Amsterdam Mohawks at Dunn Field. The Pioneers have 24 home games in the regular season, which concludes July 30.

Dunn Field will also host the league’s All-Star Game on July 15.

Dunnfield1bigThe Ziff Law Firm looks forward to turning the spotlight on people making a difference in our community, said attorney Adam Gee of the Ziff Law Firm.

“Service to your community, whether through one’s occupation or volunteer work, is as American as baseball and apple pie, so we can’t imagine a better way to thank our Hometown Heroes,” Gee said. “The Ziff Law Firm feels privileged to sponsor this program and looks forward to meeting our heroes and sharing their stories.”

The Pioneers’ owners recently announced they are replacing the stadium’s old box seats and installing a new sound system, among other improvements, in time for opening day.

“Part of my dream with the purchase of the Elmira Pioneers was to give back to the community I was born and raised in,” said Don Lewis, co-owner of the Pioneers. “We are proud for our second year as owners to partner with the Ziff Law Firm in hosting the Hometown Heroes program at Historic Dunn Field.”

The Ziff Law Firm has saluted military veterans with its Veteran of the Game honor at each Elmira Jackals hockey game for the last five seasons at First Arena. In that time, more than 200 veterans have been applauded by Jackals fans for their service to our country.

“Through our Veterans of the Game program with the Elmira Jackals, we have been so pleased to meet and honor local veterans and give them the recognition they deserve,” Gee said. “But veterans are not the only people in the community worthy of recognition.

“There are everyday heroes in our midst, and these are the folks we’ll be recognizing this summer,” he said. “Our Hometown Heroes could be police officers or firefighters or other emergency workers, or they could be people doing other good work in the community.”

Thanks for reading, and please help us recognize the great folks in our community this summer!

Jim
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James B. Reed
NY & PA Injury & Malpractice Lawyer
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
Office: (607)733-8866
Toll-Free: 800-ZIFFLAW (943-3529)
Blogs: NYInjuryLawBlog.com and
            NYBikeAccidentBlog.com