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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on March 2nd, 2016 by

Categories: Auto, Baseball, Basketball, Cycling, Food Event, Powerboat Racing, Running

Take a look at the February 29 – March 9 events throughout Polk County, and feel free to share this list with other residents or visitors of the Central Florida area.

February 29 – April 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.
-866-668-4437

Now – March 14
2016 Polk Senior Games · Venues throughout Polk County
-If you are 50 or over, come join in the fun and friendly competition at the 23rd annual Polk Senior Games.
-For questions about this event please contact Deena Wilbur at 863-533-0055 or polkseniorgames@verizon.net
Now – March 26


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.

March 3 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Craft Beer Crawl · Winter Haven
-Main Street Winter Haven’s Craft Beer Crawl attendees can sample craft beer and food from 19 participating businesses.
-863-295-9422

March 5-6
Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic · Winter Haven
-The Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic criterium returns to downtown Winter Haven. Juniors, women and pros will compete.
-863-294-4468

March 5
Eagle Lake BBQ Festival · Winter Haven
-More than 40 teams are expected to compete at the Eagle Lake BBQ Festival. Enjoy live music and a kids area too.

March 5 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Florida’s Natural Charity Classic 5K Trail Run · Lake Wales
-Florida’s Natural Growers Charity Classic 5K Trail Run/Walk will include off-road hills, wetlands and natural terrain.

March 5-6
Bloomin’ Bike Ride · Bartow
-Tour the back roads of Polk County during Bloomin’ Bike Ride’s 62, 35 and 17 mile on-road cycling tour.
-863-640-1024

March 5 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cruisin’ Winter Haven · Winter Haven 
-Bring your love for old cars, 50’s music and new friends to Crusin’ Winter Haven on the 1st Saturday of each month.
-863-291-5656

March 5 – March 6
Big Shots Tip Off · Auburndale
-Big Shots Basketball presents the Big Shots Tip Off. The Big Shots Tip Off is expected to bring in 30 teams from all over.
-For more information, please visit www.bigshots.net.

March 5 – March 6
Orange Cup Regatta · Lakeland
-Orange Cup Regatta returns to Lake Hollingsworth. Bring a picnic lunch and watch the races with friends.

March 5 – March 7
Linder Jr. Super Series · Beerman Family Tennis Complex
-The City of Lakeland hosts the Linder Jr. Super Series, a USTA Florida sponsored and sanctioned tennis tournament featuring top ranked players across the state and world.
-For questions about this event, contact Bob Glass at bob.glass@lakelandgov.net. Additional information can be found at ustaflorida.com

March 7- March 12
Florida Jet Week · Lakeland
-170 radio controlled jet replicas will fill the skies of Lakeland during Florida Jet Week at Paradise Field.

Recurring Events
Saturday Night Rodeo– Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

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