Sydney’s gay and lesbian softball league, the Sydney Outfielders, are leaving the action of the softball field behind them on October 28 and moving into the water for the annual Dragons Abreast Festival.

Held in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, the festival is the Dragons Abreast organisation’s biggest event, used as a way of connecting with the community who are living with and have survived breast cancer.

This year, the Outfielders have teamed up with ACON to honour their former team-mate Libby Stowe.

“The team is named ‘Stowaways’, in support of Libby Stowe,” Outfielders and Dragons Abreast member Shannon Maguire said.

“Libby was the original captain of the Libby’s Pink Mitts, an Outfielders softball team.

“Sadly we lost this brave, fun-love, warm and inclusive woman to breast cancer in 2006.”

The team will race in 3-4 races on the day and will be adorned in a variety of costumes – from pirates to buxom wenches.

INFO: For more on the event, team or how to donate visit the Stowaways website here.

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