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Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by

Categories: Baseball, Fitness, Football, Running, Soccer, Softball, Uncategorized

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Dates:
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 25 vs. Tampa Yankees, 7:11 PM ; 7-11 Fridays, Metro PCS Family 4-Pack
May 26 vs. Tampa Yankees, 6:00 PM; Firework Extravaganza, Kids Club Day, Spirit Night
May 27 vs. Tampa Yankees, 1:00 PM; Sunday Family Fun Day, Geico Employee Day

58th Florida State Square & Round Dance Convention
Dates: Friday, May 25 – Saturday, May 27
Venue: The Lakeland Center
-The Florida Federation of Square Dancers, Inc. presents the 58th Florida State Square & Round Dance Convention, expected to bring over 600 dancers.
-This 2012 Square & Round Dance Convention’s theme is “Mardi Gras Fun in the Sun”.

Polk County Classic Men Pro-Am Basketball Tournament
Dates:
Friday, May 25 – Saturday, May 27
Venue: George Jenkins High School – Lakeland
-This double elimination charity basketball tournament consists of 14 teams who will compete over a three-day weekend.

A-C-T Carillon Classic 5k Run/Walk
Date:
Saturday, May 26
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales
-This inaugural event will be hosted by the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, in which proceeds will benefit its educational and professional initiatives, as well as the George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway and Youth Crisis Shelter.
-Participants will enjoy a gorgeous route (with carillon music from the tower), a tech t-shirt and post-race refreshments along with the opportunity to enjoy the gardens after the race for free.

Disney’s Memorial Day Soccer Shootout
Date:
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27
Venue: Lake Myrtle Sports Park – Auburndale
-Polk County Sports Marketing teams up with Disney Sports to host a portion of the 2012 Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout presented by Danimals at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale.
-This is a FYSA Sanctioned Tournament, which is open to all USSF/FIFA affiliated organizations for boys and girls in age groups: U9-U10 (6v6), U11-U12 (8v8), and U13-U14 (Full Sided), U15-U19* (Full Sided).

Florida State Cup Under 19 Finals
Dates: Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27
Venue: Lake Myrtle Sports Park – Auburndale
-FYSA hosts the Florida State Cup U19 Finals at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale.
-Florida State Cup is an open competition for any FYSA registered team meeting the requirements of eligibility for participation.
-Teams participating in this weekend of Florida State Cup U19 Finals will have qualified through previous Florida State Cup competition

Youth Memorial Madness
Dates:
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27
Venue: Bartow “555” Complex
-This is a Florida ISA qualifying tournament that is expected to bring in over 300 softball players to the Bartow “555” Complex.

Lakeland Raiders vs. Eastern Kentucky Drillers
Date:
Saturday, May 26
Venue:
The Lakeland Center
-Kick-off for all home games will be 7:15pm.
-Single game and season tickets are available.
-Follow Central Florida Sports on Twitter and on Facebook for your chance at winning free tickets to upcoming games.

National Invitational Tournament
Dates:
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27
Venue: Lakeland and Winter Haven
-The National Invitational Tournament is expected to bring in over 25 competitive softball teams to the Polk County area.
-The games will be played at fields in Lakeland and Winter Haven.

Upcoming Events:

LEGOLAND Florida Water Park Grand OpeningMay 26 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

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

Live at the Gardens: Summer Music SeriesJune 23, July 14, August 11, September 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

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)

BoktoberfestOctober 20 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

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