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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by

Categories: Auto, Aviation, Baseball, Football, Paintball, Rodeo, Running, Skiing, Uncategorized, Upcoming, Water Sports


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

This Week’s Events

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!
– Kids may play catch on the field prior to the game, and run the bases following the game (weather permitting).
– Lakeland vs Palm Beach

National Collegiate Paintball Association’s (NCPA) National Championships · Lakeland
-The NCPA brings its National Championships back to Lakeland’s Central Florida Paintball. Some of the nation’s best high school and college (Class A & Class AA) paintball teams will participate in this exciting event.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Judd Jog Benefiting the United Way · Lakeland
-The Judd Jog 5K is a family friendly event that takes place at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Southwest District Command, Polk State College Campus, and Fort Fraser Trail.
– Additional activities will include Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations vehicles on display, canine meet and greet and

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show · Winter Haven
-The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team (reestablished in 2012 by former theme park employees) is back and has a new home on Lake Silver in Winter Haven, FL.
-Concessions with snacks, drinks, t-shirts and hats will be available for sale. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Florida Marine Raiders X-League Football · Lakeland
-Come out The Lakeland Center and see Lakeland’s own Ultimate Indoor Football team, the Florida Marine Raiders, take on the Georgia Rampage.
-It’s a night of fast paced, fan-friendly professional football.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 12:00 AM – SUNDAY, APRIL 26 11:59 PM
SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo Presented by FRLA · Lakeland
-Aviation enthusiasts know it is the 2nd largest airshow in the world and Florida’s largest convention. More than 200,000 people converge in Polk County to see an airshow, visit 500 exhibits, earn education credits at workshops and forums, introduce children to the world of aviation and view more than 4,500 aircraft from homebuilts to warbirds on 2,200 acres.
-Two evening air shows offer spectators an illuminated sky set to music and narration. Daily air shows on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds, evening programs and entertainment, food vendors, airplane rides, youth programming and a Seaplane event at Fantasy of Flight also attract foreign visitors and media to the annual event.

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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