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!
It’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 after 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.
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!
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