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Polk County Garners National Media Coverage on Bloomberg TV

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

PCTSM’s strategies and recruitment of lucrative collegiate spring training events was featured on Bloomberg TV, in a program which aired March 24. Bloomberg’s Economics Editor, Michael McKee, traveled to Polk County to interview Mark Jackson about the profitability of spring training stadiums in Florida, for a segment to air on Bloomberg Television’s program “Street Smart.” McKee […]

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2014 Sunshine State Games Online Registration Now Open

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

In the early days of Florida’s Sunshine State Games, the mail truck pulled up daily to the Games Headquarters in Gainesville with tubs filled with envelopes from all around the state.  Athletes of all ages training in cities from Alachua to Zephyrhills filled out registration forms to compete in the Games. Days, weeks and months […]

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FITniche to Donate Shoes to Special Olympic Athletes

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes will get to walk – and run and jump –in another athlete’s shoes on March 29 when FITniche donates more than 300 pairs of gently used shoes that have been returned to their three stores. Athletes participating in the Area 8 Summer Games at the University of South Florida will […]

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Flying Tigers Individual Tickets On Sale March 25

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, General, Upcoming

Individual tickets for Lakeland Flying Tigers home games will go on sale tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. at the Joker Marchant Stadium box office.  The box office is located at 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.  Season tickets are currently on sale for $210 (only $3 per ticket) and include special season ticket holder benefits including events, trips […]

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Flying Tigers Announce Coaching Staff

Posted on March 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, General, Upcoming

All-Time Active Wins Leader Dave Huppert Returns as Manager The Lakeland Flying Tigers, in conjunction with their parent club the Detroit Tigers, have announced their 2014 coaching staff.  This season will mark Lakeland’s 65th season in the Florida State League (FSL) and 48th as a Detroit Tigers minor league affiliate, the longest affiliation in all […]

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Emily Flanigan Motta Receives Sponsor Exemption to 2014 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Golf, Upcoming

Mountain Lake Golf Club professional to play Symetra Tour event in her community The Symetra Tour, the official Qualifying Tour for the LPGA, presents the sixth annual Florida’s Natural Charity Classic from Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23 at Lake Wales Country Club in Lake Wales, Florida. The top up-and-coming women’s golfers on the […]

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Tourism Office Introduces Tigers Spring Training Facebook Photo Contest

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Visit Central Florida, Polk County’s official tourism sales and marketing organization, is introducing a Tigers Spring Training photo contest on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/VisitCentralFlorida, to highlight fans’ favorite Spring Training moments and memories, and to celebrate the Tigers return to Polk County for their 78th spring season. The winner will receive a baseball autographed by […]

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Polk County’s Athlete Spotlight: Derrick Brooks from Bartow High School

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Basketball, General, Video

Polk County is home to some of the top high school, collegiate, amateur and professional athletes in the world.  Home to more than 220 annual amateur sporting events, the Detroit Tigers and Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Florida Marine Raiders, and some of the top high school and collegiate athletic programs in the United States, there […]

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Streamsong Lodge Redefines the Resort Experience in Florida and Beyond

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Golf, Shooting, Uncategorized

Streamsong® Resort’s centerpiece – a 216-room luxury Lodge – officially opened, unlocking the full experience of the property’s 16,000 natural acres and setting the stage for Streamsong to become the discerning traveler’s destination of choice. Miles away from typical Florida beach hotels or theme park resorts, Streamsong features critically-acclaimed golf, world-class bass fishing, a sporting clays facility, a […]

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The Detroit Tigers are ready for spring and ready to tee it up with YOU!

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, General, Golf, Upcoming

Major League Baseball’s Spring Training is just around the corner and the boys are back in town! Your 2013 American League Central Division Champion Detroit Tigers are ready for spring and ready to tee it up with you. Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing has once again teamed up with the Detroit Tigers to present the […]

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