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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on August 6th, 2012 by

Categories: Baseball, Softball, Table Tennis, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Dixie Youth World Series
Dates: Now—Thursday, August 9
Venue: George Pittas Complex—Bartow
Opening ceremonies for the 2012 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series began Friday, August 3 at Tiger Town.
-This double-elimination tournament wraps up on Thursday, August 9.
-Bartow has been the site of four World Series tournaments — in 1970, 1977, 1981 and 1987.

Florida Orange Blossom Trail Series Summer Classic
Dates: Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11
Simpson Park Community Center—Lakeland
-This sanctioned table tennis tournament begins Friday night with Doubles and Sandpaper events.
-Players from across Florida and the southwest U.S., along with several international competitors, travel to participate in the event.

August Youth Classic
Dates: Saturday, August 11—Sunday, August 12
Bartow Softball Complex
This Florida ISA Classic is a youth fast-pitch qualifying event that is expected to bring 420 participants to the Bartow Softball Complex.

Splash Bash
Date: Saturday, August 11
 Rowdy Gaines Pool – Winter Haven
-Bring the family to the pool for some fun with inflatables, swimming, a cannonball contest, food and more.
-All ages can enjoy the fun for $3 a person.

Reoccurring Events:

Saturday Night RodeoEvery Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort-Lake Wales)

Upcoming Events:

“Let’s Go Green” 21st Birthday X-travaganzaAugust 25 (Explorations V-Lakeland)

“Bark” Tower Gardens’ Dog Days of SummerSeptember 8 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Live at the Gardens: Summer Music SeriesSeptember 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

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

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

Cornfusion Corn Maze October 6- November 11 (Lakeland)

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)

BOO! BashOctober 26 (Explorations V-Lakeland)

Wings ‘n ThingsNovember 2 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)

Water, Wings & Wild Things – November 3 (Circle B-Bar Reserve-Lakeland)

Red, White & Blue Veteran’s SaluteNovember 9 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)

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