What’s Happening in Polk County Sports This Week
Posted on February 23rd, 2016 by Barbara Cagle
Take a look at the February 22 – March 2 events throughout Polk County, and feel free to share this list with other residents or visitors of the Central Florida area.
This Week’s Events
Now – March 26
RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational · Chain O’ Lakes Complex, Lake Myrtle Sports Park
-Over 200 colleges compete annually in all divisions (NCAA D I, II, III, NAIA and JUCO).
-For questions about this event, contact Dave Barnard at 207-376-8147. Additional information can be found at www.russmattbaseball.com.
February 23 – February 27
FHSAA Boys State Basketball Finals · The Lakeland Center
-The best high school boys basketball teams will descend upon The Lakeland Center to participate in this year’s Florida High School Athletic Association Championships.
-For a complete game schedule and additional information, go to www.fhsaa.org or www.thelakelandcenter.com.
February 24 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Florida vs. Eastern Michigan Baseball Game · Lakeland
-University of Florida will play a regular season game against Eastern Michigan University at Joker Marchant Stadium.
February 24 – February 27
Antique Engine & Tractor Show · Fort Meade
-Find implements, stationary engines, ferguson tractors and more at Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine & Tractor Show.
February 25 – 28
Winter Florida AutoFest · Lakeland
-Winter Florida AutoFest at SUN ‘n FUN Convention Complex is a swap meet, car corral, collector auction and more.
February 25 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Taste of Dundee · Dundee
-Taste of Dundee will feature food samples from 15 local restaurants, wine and craft beer, plus live entertainment.
February 25 6:00PM – 8:00 PM
Tiger BBQ · Lakeland
-Join the Lakeland Chamber in welcoming back our Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium during the 70th Annual Tiger BBQ.
February 26 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Major League Scramble with Detroit Tigers · Lakeland
-Spend a day on the golf course with Detroit Tiger legends of yesterday and coaches during our Major League Scramble.
February 26 – February 27
Ribs on the Ridge · Haines City
-Haines City’s annual Ribs on the Ridge BBQ competition features live music, a cornhole tournament and LOTS of BBQ.
February 26 – February 28
Rockin’ on the River at Camp Mack’s River Resort · Lake Wales
-Camp Mack’s River Resort will host Rockin’ on the River in February to support autism awareness.
Polk Senior Games · Bartow
-Polk Senior Games is two-weeks of athletic and recreation Olympic-style events throughout Polk County.
Mustangs & Mustangs Legends Havin’ Fun 2016 · SUN ’n FUN Complex
-This will be the 19th Annual Mustangs & Mustangs Legends Havin’ Fun presented by the Imperial Mustang Club of Polk County.
-For more information please visit www.imperialmustangclub.org
February 27 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Promise Run · Lakeland
-Lakeland Regional Health Cancer Center’s annual Promise Run 5K and 10K event begins in Munn Park each February.
February 27 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Orange Blossom Half Marathon and 5K · Haines City
-This year, Ribs on the Ridge includes a road race, the Orange Blossom Half Marathon and 5K..
February 27 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lake Wales Car Show · Lake Wales
-Enjoy a display of custom, classic, street rods, and antique cars in Downtown Lake Wales on the 4th Saturday each month.
February 27 – February 28
3 Gun Nation Regional · Universal Shooting Academy
-Universal Shooting Academy presents the 3 Gun Nation Regional
-For more information visit www.universalshootingacademy.com.
February 29, March 1, March 2
Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland
-The 2016 spring season, February 29 – April 2, marks the Tigers 80th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.
Saturday Night Rodeo– Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)