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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by

Categories: Baseball, Food Event, Football, Mud Run, Rodeo, Running, Skiing, Softball, 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

THURSDAY, MAY 14 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally · Lakeland
-Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally is bringing food trucks to Munn Park on the second Thursday of every month! Come on out to Downtown Lakeland and enjoy a variety of Florida food trucks and their delicious cuisine!

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 Dunedin

2nd Annual Racing to the Rescue 5K · at Holloway Park
-Hope Equine Rescue is a 501©(3) non-profit organization, founded by Dani Horton and the Horton family when they took in their first rescue that they named Hope. Hope Equine Rescue survives solely on donations from the community and funds raised via events held throughout the year.
-All proceeds from Racing to the Rescue will go directly to the care of rescued horses.
RACE DAY TIMES: Registration: 9 a.m. All registrants will receive race T-shirt Race Start: 10 a.m.
-Awards given for 1st through 3rd place males and females by age bracket.

Tribal Extreme Mud Run · Mulberry
-Gear up for drudging through the mud, racing through gnarly terrain, and completing the most challenging obstacles in a 10K and 5K. Fastest time for the 5K should be about 45 minutes with the longest time for the 10K being about 4 hours. This is a chip-timed event.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Armed Forces Day at Bok Tower Gardens · Lake Wales
-Special half-hour carillon concerts at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. will honor the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who have given their lives to preserve our freedom. Carillon concerts feature patriotic musical selections.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 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. Shows take place the 3rd Saturday of every month on Lake Silver.
Monthly Water Ski Show Pre show is at 3:45 p.m. Regular show is at 4:30 p.m. Concessions with snacks, drinks, t-shirts and hats will be available for sale.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Florida Marine Raiders X-League Football · Lakeland
– The Raiders will play five home games at The Lakeland Center on from April – June. Kick-off for all home games will be 7:00 p.m.
-The mission of the Ultimate Indoor Football League is to provide fast paced, fan-friendly professional football at affordable prices.

ISA Adult Memorial · at Bartow Park/CR 555 Recreation Complex
-Florida Independent Softball Association (ISA) presents Adult Memorial in Bartow, an adult softball qualifying tournament that expects to bring over 100 participants and spectators to Polk County.

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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