This year, William Mitchell was crowned King Antonio. Since 1927, this ceremony marks the reign of the new king and honors the memory of the courageous defenders of the Alamo. During his reign throughout the year, King Antonio visits schools, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses and other groups throughout the community.
The Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation support children's charities in the San Antonio community. The Cavaliers have also donated over 1,000 free Fiesta River Parade tickets to military Families and host a pre-River Parade party with food, drinks and free Fiesta medals. Their distinctive red and blue uniforms was inspired by those worn by French Foreign Legion and French officers' corps of World War I.