I’d like to encourage local readers of the NY Injury Law Blog to nominate a Twin Tiers veteran to receive FREE Elmira Jackals tickets through our NEW ZiffLaw Veteran of the Game program.

We wanted to come up with a program that would show some of our appreciation for the bravery local veterans have shown and the sacrifices they have made in the service of our country.

Veteran of the Game will give four tickets to a local veteran for each Elmira Jackals home game the rest of the season. In addition to a great view of the game for the veteran and his or her guests, the honoree will be featured in a special announcement at the beginning of the game.

Star-Gazette columnist and veteran Roger Neumann recently wrote about our effort in his Roger That blog post “Ziff Law Firm will honor veterans at Jackals’ games.” Thanks, Roger!

YOU CAN HELP us make Veteran of the Game a successful program! We need your nominations of area veterans. To nominate a veteran for this special recognition, just contact us (by e-mail or through our website are the best and quickest means).

Veterans of the Game – so far

Two area veterans have already received Jackals tickets through our plan. The Ziff Law Firm was honored to recognize Brett York and Matthew Fogarty.

Brett York is a lifelong resident of Chemung County and a 1998 graduate of Southside High School in Elmira. Brett was in the U.S. Army from December 2002 through February 2008. He served a 2-year tour of duty in Korea, from August 2003 through August 2005.

Brett is a member of the National Guard Reserves, which he joined in February 2008.


Christina Sonsire and Matt Fogarty.

Matt Fogarty is also a lifelong resident of Chemung County. Matt graduated from Elmira’s Notre Dame High School in 1994. He served a 9-month tour in the Army National Guard in Iraq, from January through September 2009. He was a 19 D Cavalry Scout with the 56th Stryker Brigade.

Matt is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

He plans to live in the Elmira area until January, when he will begin pursuing an MBA degree at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

We are very thankful to Brett, Matt, and all of the veterans who have served our nation so bravely! And with your help and nominations, we hope to extend our thanks – and hockey tickets – to additional local veterans.

Thanks for reading,

James B. Reed, Esq.
Personal Injury & Malpractice Attorney
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William St., Elmira, NY 14902
Tel. (607) 733-8866 Fax. (607) 732-6062
Toll Free 1-800-943-3529


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