Pies For Patients! – 5th Grade Girls Raise $800 for The Ellie Fund!

2 of our BAYS Travel teams – Needham Rocketeers and Needham Stingrays joined forces ahead of Thanksgiving raising $800 for The Ellie Fund! Both 5th Grade Girls Travel teams joined efforts and raised $800 for the ‘Pies for Patients’ initiative which provided pies to every Ellie Fund breast cancer patient and their families in MA for… View Article

2 of our BAYS Travel teams – Needham Rocketeers and Needham Stingrays joined forces ahead of Thanksgiving raising $800 for The Ellie Fund!

Both 5th Grade Girls Travel teams joined efforts and raised $800 for the ‘Pies for Patients’ initiative which provided pies to every Ellie Fund breast cancer patient and their families in MA for Thanksgiving. The original goal was to raise $250 and the teams easily exceeded that goal!! With the extra funds raised, 100% of the proceeds went to providing assistance to breast cancer patients residing in and/or receiving treatment in MA and their families. Before a recent practice, the teams got together to make patient cards, so that each patient would receive a pie and homemade card along with their donated Thanksgiving meals!

The teams were also recognized for their efforts in the Needham Times (pic below!). Recent years have seen a number of NSC teams getting involved in local charity efforts and we are always very proud and encouraging of teams giving back to the local community.

Needham Rocketeers Head Coach Brenda Salamone:

I am so proud of the collaborative effort from both the 5th grade girls teams! It was a special night and we have got such great feedback from both parents and players sharing that it was a great experience for the girls and that community involvement is an important part of kids’ development and making them into kind, compassionate, and giving adults.

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