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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by

Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Skiing

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SPORTS

For a complete listing of upcoming events in Polk County, please visit our website at: CentralFloridaSports.com/events.aspx.

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015 — SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
Florida’s Natural Charity Classic · Lake Wales
– The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce the return of the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic to Lake Wales Country Club in 2015. The 2015 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic will mark the seventh year that Florida’s Natural has hosted the Symetra Tour and the 15th year that the Tour has played in Polk County.
– The Florida’s Natural Charity Classic will feature a 144-player field competing for a total purse of $125,000. The winner will receive $18,750. Proceeds from the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic will once again go towards the Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation, which benefits Central Florida charitable organizations in the areas of youth, health and education.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– March 25 vs. Miami

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium
– March 26 vs. Baltimore

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 — SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
YBOA Florida Super Regional Championship · Various Locations Around Polk
– Polk County is hosting the Florida Super Regional Championship, a youth basketball tournament. The event is presented by Youth Basketball of America (YBOA), the premier youth membership organization in the sport of basketball. This year’s event will be held at numerous basketball gyms.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– March 28 vs. St. Louis

MONDAY, MARCH 30 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– March 30 vs. Atlanta

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015 — THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
60th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida · Lakeland
– Young scientists in grades 6-12 will be competing for awards and prizes during the 60th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida- the state’s largest academic competition- at The Lakeland Center.
– Awards include scholarship nominations worth more than $1.2 million, an opportunity for a summer internship at NASA, a spot at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, a chance to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles and much more!

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 12:00 AM – SUNDAY, APRIL 5 11:59 PM
Chain Of Records · Winter Haven
– During Chain of Records, put on by Pro Action Sports and Absolute Aqua Sports, participants will be attempting to set/break many different records. Pro Action Sports and Absolute Aqua Sports is hosting the event to promote the sports of water-skiing, and for fun!
– Chain of Records will utilize many of the Lakes in Polk County, most of them in Winter Haven and Lake Alfred. The records will see participants from all over the world, with Belgium, England, France, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the USA committed to having athletes present.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– March 31 vs. Pittsburgh

Recurring Events

Spring Break Sports Lacrosse Spring Training – Through March 29 (Northeast Regional Park, Davenport)
RussMatt Central Florida Collegiate Baseball Invitational – Through March 31
Detroit Tigers Spring Training – Through April 3 (Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland)
Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

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