2018-03-29 / Around Town

Countdown to Volvo Pep Rally

The excitement and preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in May are building. Everyone is invited to Fort Adams State Park for the Countdown to Volvo Pep Rally celebration on Sunday, April 8 which marks just 30 days until the Volvo’s opening of the Race Village. A Clean Ocean Access shore cleanup will start at noon and will be followed by a parade of Volvo Team flags and the Rhode Island Cup rugby match at 2 p.m. For more than 25 years, in-state rivals Newport Rugby Football Club and Providence Rugby Football Club have squared off on the rugby pitch, with the winner claiming rights to the R.I. Cup. Other family activities include a giant Jenga, kids games and face painting in and around the Parade Field. Food and drink will be available through Fork in the Road Food Truck, McGrath’s Clambakes and Heineken.

“This is all part of a spring celebration for Fort Adams and the community at large,” said Joe Dias, Executive Director for the Fort Adams Trust.

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