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February 14, 2014

Homecoming to celebrate volunteerism

Organizers plan to bring back fashion show, boat parade


Volpone said Yankee Homecoming will also include a new event that’s close to his heart: a softball tournament that will raise money for three charities. He envisions a format where the tournament will begin with round robin play earlier in the summer through which teams will be eliminated, until the winning team gets to play a local professional team or a celebrity during Yankee Homecoming week.

In addition to serving as a fundraiser for Yankee Homecoming, the tournament will also raise funds for the RESTORE Our Stadium committee, which is seeking to improve and renovate the high school’s World War Memorial Stadium, and ALS research, in honor of Volpone’s friend and Newburyport native Brent Paulhus, who passed away from the disease last year.

The Yankee Homecoming committee will host a social to welcome new and returning volunteers on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Michael’s Harborside. Board members and past chairpersons will be on hand to answer questions. All interested volunteers are urged to attend. Volunteers do not need to live in Newburyport.

The committee’s kickoff meeting will be held on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Starboard Galley. Meetings generally last for about an hour. A full schedule of all meetings can be found at the Yankee Homecoming website,

“It’s open to anybody that wants to get involved,” Volpone said. “We’re really looking forward to it.”

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