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Pioneers add to Front Office Staff

By: Doug Page

Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Categories:




Elmira, NY - The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce the addition of two members to the staff for the upcoming 2014 season. Joining the Pioneers as a intern will be Robbie Knopf along with Benjamin Efros who will manage the teams clubhouse.


Knopf, who hails from Teaneck, NJ, is a rising sophomore at the Wharton Business School. Knopf is a Statistics Major at the University of Pennsylvania branch school. He will assist the Pioneers staff by contributing content for both online and print articles as well as website content. "I hope to contribute as much as I can to the organization and also work with the fans to enhance their experience while attending a game at Dunn Field."


"We are very pleased with the addition of Robbie. We look forward to him assisting with different areas of the media department as well as various office duties" Stated Pioneers Owner Robbie S. Nichols.


Efros, who hails originally from Providence, RI currently, calls Elmira, NY his hometown makes a return for a second season with the Pioneers. Last season Efros helped manage the Pioneers clubhouse for all of the team’s home games. His main duties in the clubhouse will consist of keeping the teams uniforms clean along with the overall maintenance of the locker room.


"Ben has been a huge help over the past year with managing the clubhouse. His ability to keep the clubhouse running in an orderly manner night in and night out has been outstanding. Having Ben's services is also a nice service for the players to help them prepare and get ready for games throughout their time spent in Elmira" Stated Pioneers Owner Don Lewis.


The Pioneers have another fun and exciting season planned for fans as the 2014 season nears closer. The Pioneers home opener is set for Friday, June 6th VS the Amsterdam Mohawks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and there will be plenty of entertainment for fans including post game FIREWORKS, FIREWORKS and FIREWORKS!! To learn more about becoming a season ticket holder or to renew your seats call the Pioneers front office at 607-734-2690. Stay up-to-date with player signings and more news about the 2014 season at


The Elmira Pioneers...2013 PGCBL West Division Champions!!