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Posted on April 6th, 2015 by

Categories: Auto, Baseball, Basketball, Food Event, Running, Shooting, triathlon, Twirling, Upcoming


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

This Week’s Events

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lakeland Flying Tigers · Lakeland
– The Lakeland Flying Tigers 2015 season kicks off Thursday, April 9 at Joker Marchant Stadium when they battle their north division rivals the Tampa Yankees. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 pm and the gates to Joker Marchant Stadium will open at 5:30 pm.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 — SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Auburndale Youth Basketball- Polk Pride Challenge · Auburndale
– Auburndale Youth Basketball’s Polk Pride Challenge is a Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) competitive basketball event.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 — SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
Wingin’ It Festival 2015 · Winter Haven
– Wingin’ It is a competition chicken wing cook off that will pit the best backyard and pro (restaurant) teams in Central Florida. Come out and enjoy some of the best wings, bands, and brews that Central Florida has to offer.
– This FLY IN event will be at the City of Winter Haven Airport, just west of the new terminal on Highway 92.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 — SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
USPSA Area 6 Championship · Frostproof
– Universal Shooting Academy is a practical shooting school designed for beginners, new shooters, intermediate, or advanced shooters wishing to increase their skill, confidence, knowledge and performance in handgun, shotgun or rifle shooting.

Run the Ridge 5K · Haines City
– The Haines City Leisure Services Department presents Run the Ridge 5K, a family friendly event, taking place on the same weekend as IRONMAN 70.3 Florida.

IronKids Florida · Haines City
– The IRONKIDS fun run offers young athletes the opportunity to feel the excitement of competition while enjoying the outdoors and promoting healthy living. Parents, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the racers while enjoying the area and family-centered event.
– Athletes receive a race bib, finisher medal, goodie bag, and the pride of calling themselves an IRONKID!

Mustangs & Mustangs: Legends Havin’ Fun 2015 · Polk City
– Who doesn’t love a Mustang, whether it’s a Ford Mustang from any era or a P-51 World War II fighter? This annual spring car and vintage airplane show at Fantasy of Flight, now in its 18th year, is the only Mustang event that showcases both restored P-51 Mustang aircraft and Ford Mustang autos of all eras, ages and styles.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Brick Dash 5k Run and Fun Walk · Winter Haven
– Run and Fun Walk held at LEGOLAND® Florida to benefit Winter Haven Hospital Foundation’s Fund for Women and Children.
– Runners and walkers can play – or run – their part while competing for a specially designed LEGO® trophy.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lakeland Flying Tigers · Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!
– Lakeland vs Tampa

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 — SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Florida State Twirling Championship · Polk State College
– Patrick Patriot’s Twirling Corps presents the Florida State Twirling Championship.
– This competition qualifies the twirlers to compete at the National Baton Twirling Finals at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana in July 2015.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 — SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Florida ISA April Classic · Bartow
– Florida Independent Softball Association (ISA) presents April Classic in Bartow, a youth softball qualifying tournament that expects to bring over 315 participants and spectators to Polk County.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Ironman 70.3 Florida · Haines City
– IRONMAN 70.3’s three-loop course makes it one of the best races on the 70.3 circuit for spectators, who have multiple chances to cheer on their loved ones, all while enjoying two playgrounds, water slides, a kiddie pool, food vendors and IRONMAN village.

Lakeland Flying Tigers · Lakeland
– Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat nights, fireworks and more!

Recurring Events

Lakeland Flying Tigers – Through June 25 (Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland)
Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

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