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Canberra's ownership confirmed
Local community a key focus for Cavalry
04/29/2018 10:14 PM ET
 

The Canberra Cavalry can now truly be known as 'Canberra's team', as current Cavalry executives Dan Amodio and Donn McMichael head up an ownership group consisting of local community member investors.

Speaking about the exciting new venture, Amodio focused on the ever-growing Cavalry community as one of the driving forces behind their decision.

"The vision of our ownership group is to keep giving back to this community of people who have built this club into what it has become," Amodio said.

"Our members, staff, sponsors, players and coaches, and everyone else in the Cavalry community have created a very special energy around this club."

In 2009, the Canberra community launched the Let's Do it Canberra! campaign, where local individuals and organisations contributed towards securing an ABL club for the city of Canberra.

McMichael believes the campaign set the foundation for an ABL team to be 100% owned by the people of Canberra.

"I'm excited about being able to reward the baseball community in Canberra," McMichael said.

"The Let's Do It Canberra! Campaign back in 2009 set the Cavalry's destiny to be owned and run by the Canberra community."

"We would also like to acknowledge the ACT Government, in particular Minister for Sport Yvette Berry, who has been a driving force behind the Narrabundah redevelopment, and a passionate supporter of the Cavalry since day one."

Following the announcement of work beginning on Narrabundah last month, Amodio believes season 2018/19 will be one of the most memorable in the Cavalry's history.

"The 2018/19 season will definitely be a special one."

"We will have a newly renovated ballpark to celebrate in and we have some big visions for what this club can become."

Amodio has been the General Manager of the Cavalry for the past two years, and has also served the ABL and Baseball Australia for the past five years as the Facility Development Manager.

McMichael has served as the CEO of the Canberra Cavalry and Baseball Canberra for three years, as well as extensive experience running businesses in both the corporate and the not-for-profit sector.

Stay tuned tomorrow as Andrew Reynolds of theabl.com.au sits down with Dan to discuss what led to the formation of the ownership group and what to expect from the ballpark renovations in Narrabundah.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.