Elmira Pioneers to host IAC Small/Large School Championship Games
Elmira, N.Y. — Historic Dunn Field will be busy this spring as it will be the site of the IAC Small/Large School championship games for the fifth straight year.
The championship games will be played on Thursday, May 11 with the Large School Championship kicking things off at 5:30 P.M. The Small School Championship game will take place 15 minutes after the conclusion of the Large School Championship game.
Should the games be cancelled due to rain, they will be played the following day on Friday, May 12.
“Being able to host these championship games allows us to keep Dunn Field active and busy throughout the whole year. These games give the athletes the opportunity to play in a historic ballpark and it gives us a very nice lead-in to the start of the Elmira Pioneers season just over two weeks later,” said Pioneers co-owner Robbie Nichols.
Tickets for all ages can be purchased for $5.00. The Dunn Field concession stand will be open to serve food throughout both games. The Pioneers ask that fans please refrain from bringing any outside food or beverages into the stadium.
“The IAC Championship games have been a tradition that we started 4 years ago. We look forward to keep working with the IAC committee to make sure we can keep this tradition going as long as Robbie and I are the owners of the Elmira Pioneers. I would also like to thank Elmira College for being flexible with their schedule to make this annual event still possible,” stated Pioneers co-owner Don Lewis.
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.