What’s Happening in Polk County Sports
Posted on July 30th, 2012 by Rebecca Thompson
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:
July 30 vs. Marauders, 6:30 PM; Dollar Days
July 31 vs. Marauders, 6:30 PM; Baseball Wingo, Silver Sluggers, 2-for-1 Ticket Offer
August 1 vs. Marauders, 6:30 PM; All-You-Can-Eat Night
August 2 vs. Marauders, 6:30 PM; $1 Sodas & 2-for-1 Beers, Golf Night Under the Lights
August 3 vs. Threshers, 7:11 PM; Firework Extravaganza, 7-11 Fridays, Bartow Dixie Youth Series Opening Ceremony, Metro PCS Family 4-Pack
August 4 vs. Threshers, 6:00 PM; Bartow Dixie Youth Little League Night, Kids Club Day
August 5 vs. Threshers, 1:00 PM; Sunday Family Fun Day
Dixie Youth World Series
Dates: Friday, August 3 – Thursday, August 9
Venue: Bartow Park
-Opening ceremonies for the 2012 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series will be held at Tiger Town on Friday, August 3, while the tournament games start Saturday, August 4 and last through Thursday, August 9.
Florida Suncoast Sports’ High School Baseball Tournament
Dates: Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5
Venue: Lake Myrtle Park – Auburndale
-Florida’s premier provider of competitive sports tournaments, Florida Suncoast Sports, will bring baseball teams from all over the state of Florida for this three-day tournament.
Polk County Men’s Amateur Championship
Dates: Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5
Venue: Lake Region Yacht & Country Club – Winter Haven
-Entrants in the 36th Annual Polk County Men’s Amateur Championship must be a Polk County resident or have a current USGA Handicap Index established at a Polk County Golf Course.
-Senior Flight must be 55 years of age or older as of August 4, 2012.
-Limited to the first 120 registered participants.
Saturday Night Rodeo –Every Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort-Lake Wales)
Live at the Gardens: Summer Music Series – August 11, September 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)
“Bark” Tower Gardens’ Dog Days of Summer – September 8 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)
Central Florida NatureFest – October 4-7 (locations across Polk County)
Brick-or-Treat – October: 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 Birthday – October 15 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)
Boktoberfest – October 20 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)
Wings ‘n Things – November 2 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)
Water, Wings & Wild Things – November 3 (Circle B-Bar Reserve-Lakeland)
Red, White & Blue Veteran’s Salute – November 9 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)