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Junior Pioneers to host 4th annual Dunn Field Classic

Monday, April 10, 2017 | Categories:




Elmira, N.Y. — The Elmira Junior Pioneers are set to host the 4th annual Dunn Field Classic from May 25-29. The tournament will feature 7 different age brackets from 9-under to 15-under. The tournament will bring in 50 teams to the Elmira economy.

Games will take place at local fields in the Elmira area as well as Historic Dunn Field.

“I am excited to see the wide range of age groups for the tournament as we started with 3 age groups. This tournament is great for the local economy. We get a good draw to the tournament because of the history of Dunn Field and the Junior Elmira Pioneers organization is thankful for the generosity of the Pioneers ownership group and their willingness to give back to the youth. Along with many out of town teams there are many local programs (Fingerlakes Falcons, Gaffers, and Seneca All Stars) who are yearly participants in the Dunn Classic,” said lead organizer for the Dunn Field Classic, Eric Kizis.

The Elmira Pioneers, along with the Hilliard Corporation and Elmira Business Institute, are excited to announce that former Major League pitcher Tommy John will be a special guest at this year’s 3rd annual Elmira Pioneers Hot Stove Dinner. The dinner will take place on Thursday, April 20th at the Holiday Inn Riverview and tickets will cost $50. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tommy John will host a speaking engagement following the dinner which will end with a question and answer session. After the speaking engagement, there will be a live auction which will include Tommy John memorabilia along with many other items, there will also be door prize giveaways. Prior to the dinner and beginning at 5:30, there will be a one hour VIP meet and greet with tickets costing $50. The ticket includes a free Tommy John item for Tommy John to autograph, personalized photo opportunities with Tommy John, free autographs and personalized autographs up to two items and special door prize giveaways. Tickets to the VIP meet and greet and the dinner and speaking engagement will be sold separately. Tickets can be purchased for either one or both events by visiting the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce Street or calling 607-734-2690.


The Pioneers are excited to get the 2017 season underway! There will be a spectacular post-game fireworks show following the games on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd that you will not want to miss! Season tickets are on sale now. In order to reserve your seat or if you have questions about season tickets, call the Pioneers front office at 607-734-2690.