Project Connect organized a fundraiser volleyball tournament Friday, Dec. 6 for The Ellie Fund.

The night of volleyball began at 7 p.m. and ended at 2:30 a.m. The tournament consisted of 21 teams playing, with three divisions.

Project Connect is a local nonprofit based out of the South Shore, founded by Jazna Stannard and Sierra Gonsalves. They focus on community development and engagement by bringing corporations and individuals together. For this particular event they brought the Greater New England volleyball community together to raise money for the Ellie Fund. The Ellie Fund is a nonprofit based out of Needham. They provide assistance to breast cancer patients, such as supplying them with food, transportation, and child care. Their impact is seen all over New England since they not only assist Massachusetts residents, but also those that receive treatment in Massachusetts.

The night was fueled by free waffles for everyone, complimentary of East Bay Grille, pizza from Rosie’s Pizzeria in Braintree, and KIND Snacks. And a special thank you goes out to the new Thayer Sports Center for donating their facility for the night, as well as all of the local businesses that donated their services for the raffle!


Wicked Local Braintree | Posted Dec 18, 2019 at 7:51 AM