Cavalry in the Community
On the field, the Canberra Cavalry strive to promote a positive image to fans by displaying hard work, sportsmanship, and teamwork. However, these attributes are just as important to the Cavalry off the field. Both during the summer month and throughout the off-season, the Cavalry are fortunate to partner with local non-profits that support the community and are active at a number of Canberra events.
If you're interested in having the Cavalry participate in an upcoming fete or community event, contact the Cavalry offices. Click Here for the Appearance Request Form.
Check this page for details on where you can catch up with Cavalry players and Sarge in the coming weeks!
What a busy month! On the 20th May, the Cavalry participated in the RSPCA Million Paws Walk alongside 10,000 other Canberrans. The day was full of entertainment and fun for both the four- and two-legged participants.
Sarge spent the day mingling with his furry friends
Sarge with some fellow animal lovers at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk
The Cavalry love to support their corporate partners. On the 18th May, Cavalry staff and Sarge celebrated the opening of the new Wokitup! location in Phillip off of Hindmarsh Drive. Stop by today for a great noodle bowl creation!
Sarge satisfies his craving for Wokitup! at their new Phillip store
Sarge came out in support of Marymead on the 12th May for their Marymead Market and Family Fun Day. The Cavalry continues to be a strong supporter of Marymead's mission of supporting disadvantaged children and families in Canberra.
Sarge making friends at the Marymead fete
Clowning around at the Family Fun Day
Sarge displays his dance moves for attendees of the Marymead fete
On 5th May, the Cavalry attended the Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of ACT Fete. Pegasus Riding fore the Disabled is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. The Cavalry, through cooperation with Pegasus, believe in bringing horses and people together to achieve their potential. The Cavalry were honoured to participate in the 2nd May U.S. Embassy Canberra Marketplace. The Marketplace provided information on opportunities available in Canberra to new employees of the Embassy. By spreading the news of a professional baseball option in the ACT, the Cavalry made many new Canberra residents quite happy.
New Cavalry fans at the U.S. Embassy
U.S. Embassy staff stocking up on Cavalry gear
The Canberra Cavalry attended 2012 New South Wales Little League Championships 14th-17th April at Bernie Regan Park in Nowra. The Cavalry were on hand to support the development the next generation of baseballers in Australia and to promote the national presence and efforts of the Australian Baseball League. Cavalry representatives and Sarge joined fans in cheering on the teams and friendly antics between Sarge and Syd of the Sydney Blue Sox kept everyone entertained. To see photos from the tournament, visit the Cavalry Facebook page.
Cavalry pitcher Kyle Perkins crosses the finish line.
The Cavalry eagerly accepted an invitation to the Reclink Australia "Run, Roll, or Walk Community Cup Challenge" on 29 March. Close to 150 Canberrans took the 5K loop around Lake Burley Griffin. The mission of Reclink Australia is to provide sport and arts activities to enhance the lives of Australians experiencing social isolation and disadvantage.Contact Reclink Australia for more information.
The PCYC group enjoys a day at "The Fort".
The youth receive a pitching lesson at Narrabundah Ballpark.
The Cavalry have supported the Police Community Youth Club Canberra (PCYC) in recent weeks by hosting groups of youth at "The Fort". PCYC develops programs to engage youth as a way to promote positive values and minimise susceptibility to crime. At Narrabundah Ballpark, the youth applied newly-learned baseball skills and received a "behind-the-scenes" experience. To get involved, contact PCYC by email.
Cavalry players participate in the DonateLife Walk.
On 22 February, the Cavalry joined the Canberra TransACT Capitals and other community leaders at the DonateLife Walk organised by Gift of Life. More than 2,000 people arrived at Regatta Point in an event encouraging discourse on organ donation. More information can be found at Donate Life's website.
Cavalry staff with members before the showing "Moneyball" at Manuka Cinema.
A queue forms as Cavalry fans eagerly anticipate the start of the film "Moneyball".
Players mingle with fans and enjoy a great night at the movies.
Kody Hightower passes out balloons at the MaryMead fete.
Canberra's junior Cavalry fans.
Kellen Kmiecik and Kody Hightower with Brumby Jack.