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Hydroplane Boat Racing Action Coming to Lake Cannon

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Powerboat Racing, Upcoming, Water Sports

An action packed rip-roaring sporting event will take place on the beautiful shores of Lake Cannon located at the Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club, 2400 Havendale Boulevard NW in Winter Haven.  One of the largest U.S. Title Series championships in the sport of power boat racing will be hosted once again in Winter Haven, […]

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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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Runners Can Experience Florida’s Cowboy Country at the First-Ever “Run the Ranch 5K

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Categories: Running, Upcoming

Runners can take in the natural beauty of Florida’s old cowboy country at the first-ever “Run the Ranch 5K” May 17 at Westgate River Ranch. The course will take runners through a portion of the ranch’s 1,700 lush acres alongside grazing buffalo and long-horn Watusi cattle. Participants will celebrate like a cowboy during the post-race […]

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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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Flying Tigers Home Schedule Kicks Off April 3

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

Magnet Schedule Giveaway and Taste of Lakeland Highlight Opener The Lakeland Flying Tigers 2014 season kicks off Thursday, April 3 at Joker Marchant Stadium when they battle their north division rivals the Tampa Yankees.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the gates to Joker Marchant Stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. 2014 marks […]

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Early Registration Deadline for 2014 Carillon Classic Rapidly Approaching

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Running, Upcoming

Early Registration $5 Discount, Dri-Fit T-Shirt Guarantee for 2014 Carillon Classic 5K Expire April 9; Run May 3 at Bok Tower Gardens Runners and walkers who plan to compete in the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, May 3 at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales are encouraged to register on or […]

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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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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SPORTS For a complete listing of upcoming events in Polk County, please visit our website at: CentralFloridaSports.com/events.aspx. **Show your Tigers spirit in our Spring Training photo contest through March 28. Click for the details. 2014 Florida Synchronized Swimming Spring Invitational Meet Date: Saturday, March 29 – Sunday, March 30 Venue: Kelly Recreation […]

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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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Future Stars of LPGA Tour Ready to Tee Off at Sixth-Annual Florida’s Natural Charity Classic

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Golf, Upcoming

After two weeks on the west coast to begin the Symetra Tour season, the future stars of the LPGA Tour are ready to tee off at the sixth-annual Florida’s Natural Charity Classic at Lake Wales Country Club.  Practice rounds begin on Tuesday, March 18 with the first-round of the 54-hole stroke play tournament scheduled for […]

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