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Polk Outpost 27 Hosts Spring Training Day with the Detroit Tigers!

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by

Categories: Baseball

On Saturday, February 19, Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will celebrate the game of baseball with its 4th Annual Spring Training Day. The Detroit Tigers, who are celebrating their 75th Spring training season in Polk County, will join the Spring Training celebration with a display at Polk Outpost 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with giveaways, a sports themed bounce house for kids, baseball movies, free popcorn and an appearance by the Lakeland Flying Tigers mascot, Ace, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitors to the event will also be able to register for two grand prize drawings: one will be for four tickets to see the Tigers play the Toronto Blue Jays on February 27 at Joker Marchant Stadium and the other will be a game-used Tigers jersey. Visitors who bring canned goods for local food banks will also be entered into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card.

Baseball fans that can’t get enough of the national pastime on February 19 can experience baseball themed exhibits and memorabilia from February 13-20 at Polk Outpost 27. While at Polk Outpost 27, visitors will also be able to get all the latest information on the 2011 Spring Training season including schedules, Spring Training guides and other baseball information including complete schedules for the Central Florida Collegiate Invitational that features more than 200 college baseball teams competing in Polk County throughout the month of March.

All of the events and displays are free of charge and will be open to the public during normal hours. Polk Outpost 27 is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is located on Highway 27 a half-mile South of I-4 at Exit 55. For more information call Polk Outpost 27 at 863-420-2586.

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