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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on April 9th, 2012 by

Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Running, Softball, Uncategorized

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Dates:
Now – September 1
Venue:
Joker Marchant Stadium
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The Lakeland Flying Tigers have returned to Lakeland for the 2012 season.
-This week’s home games are:
April 9 vs. Brevard County, 6:30 PM  
April 10 vs. Brevard County, 6:30 PM  
April 11 vs. Brevard County, 6:30 PM

Florida State Golf Association – Senior Amateur Championship
Dates: April 10 — April 12
Venue: Lake Wales Country Club
-The Florida State Golf Association presents the 51st Florida State Senior Amateur Championship.
-The field will consist of 144 players from throughout the state. Before they can reach the Championship, they must attempt to qualify at one of seven sites. The field will then be cut to low 60 players.

Auburndale Hoops Fest
Dates:
April 13 — April 15
Venue: Polk State College – Winter Haven & Florida Southern College –  Lakeland
-This boys’ basketball tournament is sponsored by YBOA and is expected to bring in 50 teams.

Florida Suncoast Sports- World Series Qualifier
Dates
: April 13 — April 15
Venue: Lake Myrtle Sports Park – Auburndale
-Baseball teams from all over the state will be coming to the Lake Myrtle Sports to compete for the World Series Qualifier.

National Collegiate Paintball Championship
Dates:
April 13 — April 15
Venue: Central Florida Paintball – Lakeland
- 51 collegiate teams from across the U.S. have already registered to compete in 2 divisions (College XBall and College Race to 2).
-Fox College Sports will be broadcasting this event nationwide.

Lakeland Raiders vs. Florida Tarpons
Date:
April 14
Venue: The Lakeland Center
-The Raiders’ 2012 season consists of seven home games at The Lakeland Center.
-Kick-off for all home games will be 7:15pm.
-Single Game Ticket Prices:
Club Level: $25 Adult, $18 Child
Side Line: $18 Adult, $9 Child
Red Zone: $12 Adult, $7 Child

Winter Haven Hospital Foundation- Citrus Classic
Date:
April 14
Venue: LEGOLAND® Florida – Winter Haven
-The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Citrus Classic is a community-wide health event designed for participants of all ages.
-Proceeds from the 2012 Citrus Classic will benefit the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Fund for Women and Children.
-The event will include a 5K race/walk and will take place at LEGOLAND® Florida this year.

Youth April Classic
Dates:
April 14 — April 15
Venue: Bartow 555 Complex
- This is an ISA qualifying tournament expected to bring in over 300 softball players.

Upcoming Events:

Legends & Legacies- D-Day Invasion of Normandy – May 11-12 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

Ironman 70.3 Florida – May 19-May 20 (Lake Eva Park-Haines City)

Carillon Classic 5k Run/Walk – May 26 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Legends & Legacies- Reflections of Vietnam – June 8-9 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

Red, Brick & Boom – July 4 (LEGOLAND® Florida – Winter Haven)

Polk NatureFest – October 4-7 (locations across Polk County)

Brick-or-TreatOctober- Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida – Winter Haven)

Legends & Legacies- Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival – October 12-13 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

Go LEGOLAND – It’s Your BirthdayOctober 15 (LEGOLAND® Florida – Winter Haven)

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