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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by

Categories: Aviation, Baseball, Basketball, Cycling, Rodeo, Running

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SPORTS

For a complete listing of upcoming events in Polk County, please visit our website at: CentralFloridaSports.com/events.aspx.

This Week’s Events

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 – TUESDAY, APRIL 28
Lakeland Flying Tigers· Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!
-Kids may play catch on the field prior to the game, and run the bases following the game (weather permitting).
– Lakeland vs Brevard County

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
SkillsUSA Florida · Lakeland
– High school and college students preparing for careers in service occupations will compete to demonstrate their occupational and leadership skills in areas that include construction, manufacturing, transportation, health sciences, information technology, communications, personal services, hospitality, public safety and engineering technology industries.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 – SATURDAY, MAY 2
Homeschool World Series Tournament 2015 · Auburndale
-The Homeschool World Series Association (HWSA) is a nonprofit corporation that endeavors to promote and coordinate high school (varsity level) baseball competition among homeschool students throughout North America.

MONDAY, APRIL 27 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lakeland Flying Tigers· Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!
-Kids may play catch on the field prior to the game, and run the bases following the game (weather permitting).
– Lakeland vs Brevard County

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lakeland Flying Tigers · Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!
-Kids may play catch on the field prior to the game, and run the bases following the game (weather permitting).
– Lakeland vs Brevard County

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 – SUNDAY, MAY 3
Top Gun · Lakeland
-Frank Tiano Enterprises presents Top Gun, world finals for radio control professional scale model aircrafts.
5 days of endless competition, food and vendors!
-Located At “Paradise Field” on West Pipkin Road at the intersection of Air Show Rd (Gate 36)

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lakeland Flying Tigers· Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!
-Kids may play catch on the field prior to the game, and run the bases following the game (weather permitting).
– Lakeland vs Tampa

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3
Lakeland Hawks YBOA Classic · Lakeland
The Lakeland Hawks Basketball presents the Lakeland Hawks YBOA Classic, a basketball tournament for kids grades 4- 12.

SATURDAY, MAY 2 12:00 AM – SUNDAY, MAY 3 11:59 PM
Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2015· Polk City
-The Citrus Tour takes you through the old Florida citrus groves. Hundreds of riders will take off from Fantasy of Flight in Polk City and enjoy the overnight stop at the Caribe Royale Resort for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
-The Ride: There are 50, 75 and 100 mile route options on Saturday, and 50 and 75 mile options on Sunday. To make your ride a safe and memorable one, Bike MS is fully supported with SAG vehicles, bike mechanics and rest stops. After the ride, they invite all of their registered cyclists to celebrate and enjoy great food and festivities at the Finish Line Celebration.
-Fundraising Minimum: $250 Age Minimum: 12 years Registration Fee for April 18, 2015 – May 2, 2015: $315.00 (Includes minimum fundraising plus registration fee)

SATURDAY, MAY 2 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
2015 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk · Lake Wales
-The Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk features what many consider Florida’s most challenging 5K course, since it requires runners and walkers to cope with elevation changes as well as a variety of terrains, including paved roads and gravel and mulch trails. As they compete high atop “Iron Mountain,” one of the highest points on the Florida peninsula, runners are also exposed to soothing music from the famed Bok Tower carillon as well as beautiful gardens, citrus groves and mountain vistas.
-The event is open to adults and students in grades 1-12 and will feature team competition for the first time this year
-Cost: $25-$30; $15 students grades 1-12

SATURDAY, MAY 2 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kids Fishing Derby · Winter Haven
-A FREE event for kids 4-15 years of age (12 and under must be accompanied by an adult) which will introduce them to the sport of fishing. There will be contests and doors prizes and each registered kid will receive a free hotdog lunch. Participants must provide their own rod and bait; however bait will be sold at the event.
-Simmers-Young Park is located at 339 American Spirit Road in Winter Haven. Cost: FREE

SATURDAY, MAY 2 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Beach Boys · Lakeland
-The Beach Boys will pull into town to perform on May 2, 2015 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. The concert will feature band members Mike Love and Bruce Johnson. Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks will not appear.
– Doors open at 6:00 pm. Concert begins at 7:00 pm, Opening Act: Michael McArthur, Tickets: $35.00 – $69.00

Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3
ISA Sunshine Shootout · Bartow
-Florida Independent Softball Association (ISA) presents Sunshine Shootout in Bartow, a youth softball qualifying tournament.

MONDAY, MAY 4 6:30 PM – TUESDAY, MAY 5 8:30 PM
Lakeland Flying Tigers· Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!
-Kids may play catch on the field prior to the game, and run the bases following the game (weather permitting).
– Lakeland vs Daytona

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lakeland Flying Tigers· Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!
-Kids may play catch on the field prior to the game, and run the bases following the game (weather permitting).
– Lakeland vs Daytona

Recurring Events

Lakeland Flying Tigers - Through June 25 (Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland)
Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

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