Nominate A Veteran Today! Veteran Of The Game Program Ready For New Seasons In Elmira and Binghamton!

Ziff Law's Annette Viselli Thorne, left, joins Army Spc. Albert "Joey" Daghita and his wife Brittany after the Veterans of the Game surprise Saturday at First Arena.

Ziff Law’s Annette Viselli Thorne, left, joins Army Spc. Albert “Joey” Daghita and his wife Brittany after a Veteran of the Game surprise homecoming in March 2014 at First Arena in Elmira. Hockey returns to Elmira and the Arena this fall with a new team.

The Ziff Law Firm’s annual Veteran of the Game program is back this fall for hockey fans at two Twin Tiers arenas in Elmira and Binghamton. We are excited to be back home in Elmira while also saluting new veterans in Binghamton!

elmira-enforcers-logoIt’s a great opportunity to thank Twin Tiers military veterans and active-duty military personnel home on leave for their service to our country. Veterans and military personnel generally prefer to avoid the spotlight, but at the Ziff Law Firm, we believe our Veteran of the Game program is an important reminder to all Twin Tiers residents about the sacrifices made by veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families, as well as the challenges they have to overcome Binghamton-Devils-New-Logo-590x460after leaving military service.

That’s why the Ziff Law Firm is proud this fall and winter to offer its popular Veteran of the Game program during professional hockey games in Elmira and Binghamton.

Twin Tiers residents can nominate veterans and active-duty personnel home on leave to be honored during home games at these great hockey arenas:

  • First Arena in Elmira, the new home of the Elmira Enforcers in the Federal Hockey League, and the former home of the Elmira Jackals, who disbanded at the end of the 2016-17 season.
  • Broome County Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, the home of the Binghamton Devils in the American Hockey League.

The Devils drop the puck first, starting their season on Oct. 6 against the Toronto Marlies in Binghamton. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Learn more here.

The Enforcers, a new team announced in July, open their season Oct. 26 against the Danville Dashers at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville, Ill. Learn more about the new team here.

The Enforcers’ first home game is Nov. 16 against the Carolina Thunderbirds. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at First Arena.

“We are very excited about the return of hockey to Elmira because it allows us to bring our Veteran of the Game program home while also honoring Binghamton-area veterans,” said Jim Reed, Ziff Law Firm managing partner. “We hope the families and friends of veterans and active-duty personnel home on leave will contact us with nominations because the program honors our unsung heroes and helps to keep veterans issues in the spotlight.”

Here is how the program works:

Once a veteran or active-duty member is nominated (see how to nominate below), the program coordinator schedules their game and provides them with four free game tickets in a special seating area so they can sit together with family and friends at the game.

During the game, the public-address announcer will introduce the honored veteran or active-duty service member and read a short biography of their military service. Once the biography is read, the announcer will encourage a round of applause for the honored military member, who can stand or remain seated as hockey fans let out a big cheer.

“I am honored to once again have the opportunity to honor our veterans and military personnel,” said program coordinator Annette Viselli Thorne of the Ziff Law Firm. “I look forward to seeing some of our past-recognized veterans as well as meeting new veterans. The military people who are honored and their families and friends say it is an evening they will remember forever, and we hope to create many more memories this season inElmira and Binghamton.”

To nominate a veteran:

Military veterans and active-duty personnel who are home on leave can be nominated for the Veteran of the Game program by using one of the following ways to contact the Ziff Law Firm:

  • Email: Annette Viselli Thorne, program coordinator, [email protected].
  • Call: 1-800-943-3529 or 607-733-8866 during business hours weekdays.
  • Mail:
    Ziff Law Firm
    Veteran of the Game program
    303 William St.
    P.O. Box 1338
    Elmira, NY 14902-1338

Thanks for reading, and please nominate a veteran or active-duty military member today!

Jim Reed
Managing Partner
Best Lawyers’ “2015 & 2017 Lawyer of the Year”
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

Nominate Your Hometown Hero Today!

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The 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

Dunnfield1bigThose 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. About 100 Heroes were recognized in the first three seasons.

To nominate a Hometown Hero:

Online form: www.zifflaw.com/hero       

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 2 in Albany against the Dutchmen and the first home game is 7 p.m. June 5 against the Adirondack Trail Blazers at Dunn Field. The Pioneers have 25 home games in the regular season, which concludes July 30.

The 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,” Adam said. “The Ziff Law Firm feels privileged to sponsor this program and looks forward to meeting our heroes and sharing their stories.”

Elmira Pioneers’ co-owner Don Lewis said part of his dream with the purchase of the team was to give back to his community. “We are proud for our third 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 six seasons at First Arena. In that time, almost 250 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,” Adam 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!

Jim Reed, NY & PA Injury Lawyer
[email protected]

 

 


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)
Blogs: NYInjuryLawBlog.com and
            NYBikeAccidentBlog.com

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
_________________________________

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

 


Ziff Law Firm Seeks Military Veterans To Honor At Elmira Jackals Games

World War II veteran Ned Marrow of Horseheads was one of our Veterans of the Game last season.

Ned Marrow is one of our unsung heroes. Last December, the Ziff Law Firm honored the World War II veteran for his service during the war, and now we are looking forward to honoring more local military veterans.

This fall and winter, we will once again honor our veterans during all Elmira Jackals home games, and we need your help!

We are seeking nominations from the community for the 2012-2013 season at First Arena.

Twin Tiers residents can nominate male or female veterans and active-duty personnel who are home on leave by going here or by calling 607-733-8866 and asking for Annette Viselli Thorne at ext. 218.

One veteran is honored at each home game. Those selected for Ziff’s Veteran of the Game program receive four free tickets to a game. During the game, the public-address announcer introduces the veteran and reads a short biography of their military service, and then Jackals fans salute the veteran with a big cheer.

The Elmira Jackals’ first home game is Oct. 12 against the Reading Royals. The season continues through March 2013.

More than 100 veterans were honored by the Ziff Law Firm and Jackals fans during the last three seasons, including our friend Ned, of Horseheads, who received a rousing ovation when he was introduced during a game. Jackals fans thanked the 89-year-old Navy veteran for his service aboard the USS Barr, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat.

The Ziff Law Firm is very proud to sponsor this opportunity for veterans to be publicly thanked for their service. We can’t imagine more deserving recipients of our thanks.

Please take a moment to nominate someone you know and let your friends and neighbors in Elmira, Corning and the Twin Tiers say thank you at First Arena!

Thanks, Jim

_________________________________
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

 


Ziff Law Firm, Elmira Pioneers To Salute Your Hometown Heroes This Summer!

The Ziff Law Firm is teaming up with the Elmira Pioneers this summer to select 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 can be a nominee.

Tell us about your Hometown Hero today — nominate your hero!

Those selected as Hometown Heroes – and up to seven of their family members and friends – will be guests of the Ziff 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 has saluted military veterans in its Veteran of the Game honor at each Elmira Jackals hockey game for the last three seasons at First Arena. Over that time, nearly 100 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. Veterans are not the only people in the community worthy of recognition, though.

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

The Elmira Pioneers play in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, which has nine teams from across New York State. The Pioneers’ season begins June 6 in Albany and the first home game is June 8 against Newark.

The Pioneers have 23 home games scheduled in the regular season, which concludes in early August.

The Ziff Law Firm looks forward to turning the spotlight on more people making a difference in our community.

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. The Ziff Law Firm feels privileged to sponsor this program and looks forward to meeting our heroes and sharing their stories.

“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. “I am proud to partner with the Ziff Law Firm in hosting the Hometown Heroes program.”

To nominate your Hometown Hero:

Online form: www.zifflaw.com/hero

Email: [email protected]

Mail: 303 William St., Elmira, NY 14901

Call: 1-800 ZIFF LAW

 

Thanks for reading and nominate your heroes!

Adam
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Adam M. Gee, Esq.
NY and PA Injury and Malpractice Attorney
The Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William Street
Elmira, NY  14901
Phone: (607)733-8866
Fax: (607)732-6062
Email: [email protected]