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 used as a way of connecting the community with those living with and have survived breast cancer.

This year, the Outfielders have joined together in association with ACON, to honour their former teammate, 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 three-four events on the day and will be adorned with a variety of costumes – from pirates to buxom wenches.

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