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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on May 7th, 2012 by

Categories: Baseball, Basketball, General, Softball, Table Tennis, Uncategorized, Upcoming, Wrestling

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Now – September 1
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium
-The Lakeland Flying Tigers have returned to Lakeland for the 2012 season.
-This week’s home games are:
May 8 vs. Palm Beach Cardinals, 6:30 PM
May 9 vs. Palm Beach Cardinals, 10:30 AM
May 10 vs. Palm Beach Cardinals, 6:30 PM
May 11 vs. Palm Beach Cardinals, 7:11 PM

Benefit for Bailee
Dates: Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
Venue: Triple Canopy Ranch – Lake Wales
-Sky Powersports and Triple Canopy Ranch are holding an ATV weekend fundraiser to help with Bailee Kent’s medical expenses.
-The three-day event will feature live entertainment from several artists, a corn-hole tournament, activities, bonfires, raffles, prizes, and an auction along with swamp buggy rides, monster truck rides and ATV Demo rides.
-All proceeds will be donated to Bailee Kent, 18 year old Webber student who recently suffered a massive stroke.

Body Bar Women’s National Championship
Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
The Lakeland Center
-The 2012 Body Bar Women’s National Championships features freestyle competition for five (5) separate age groups: Girls Division I, Girls Division II, Schoolgirls, FILA Cadet and FILA Junior.
-Winners become members of the USA Wrestling Team and go on to represent the United States in the World Championship. Over 400 wrestlers are expected to compete in this tournament.

Florida Orange Blossom Table Tennis Series Spring Classic
Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12
-Sanctioned by the United States Sandpaper Table Tennis Association and the Lakeland Table Tennis Association Table Tennis.

Florida Suncoast Sports – Florida State Championship
Dates: Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
Venue: Lake Myrtle Sports Park – Auburndale
-Baseball teams from all over the state will be coming to the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale to compete in the Florida State Championship.

Freestyle Greco State Championship
Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
Venue: The Lakeland Center
-This state championship will consist of elite competitors from across the state of Florida coming to wrestle in two different styles: Freestyle & Greco.
-Wrestlers will compete for the chance to wrestle at Nationals.

Auburndale Hoops – Polk Pride Challenge
Dates: Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13
Venues: Polk State College, Florida Southern College
-This boys basketball tournament is a YBOA sponsored event that will be played at basketball gyms across the county including Polk State College in Winter Haven and Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

Mayfaire by-the-Lake
Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13; 6:30pm–8:30pm
Venue: Lakeland
-The 41st annual Polk Museum of Art MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake 2012. Mayfaire is a free community weekend that features children’s art activities, musical performances and food, all centered around beautiful, award-winning art.

Mayfaire Saturday Night
Date: Saturday, May 12; 5pm–11pm
Venue: Lake Mirror Promenade – Lakeland
-A free street party at the Lake Mirror Promenade featuring live music and fireworks.

Youth Summer Slam
Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13
Bartow Park
-This ISA qualifying tournament is expecting to bring in over 600 softball players to the Bartow Softball Complex.

Upcoming Events:

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)

Florida’s Sunshine State Games: Polk County Festival – June 15-17 & 23-24

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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