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2015 Florida Grapefruit League season begins March 1 with over 240 Games

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Florida Sports Foundation, in conjunction with the 15 Major League Baseball teams holding their annual Spring Training in Florida, is proud to announce a 241-game schedule of Florida Grapefruit League games between March 1 and April 4, 2015. Florida Spring Training is an annual tradition in the Sunshine State and the 2015 season will […]

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Florida Sports Foundation celebrates Olympic Day with 2014 Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Event one of 700+ nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Lakeland, as the Florida Sports Foundation and Polk County Sports Marketing hosts the Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival in celebration of Olympic Day.  The Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival features […]

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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Fencing, General, Judo, Karate, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, taekwondo, Uncategorized, Upcoming, weightlifting, Wrestling

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. WABA Florida State Championships Date: Thursday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 24 Venue: Lake Myrtle Sports Park, Auburndale – The World Amateur Baseball Association presents the Florida State Championships on June 19-24, 2014 in […]

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2014 Sunshine State Games to be Held in Polk County on June 21-22

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Fencing, Judo, Karate, Table Tennis, taekwondo, Upcoming, weightlifting, Wrestling

The Sunshine State Games – Polk County Festival returns to Polk County for the 2014 year! The Games have been held in Polk for eight years and will be held Saturday, June 21- Sunday, June 22, 2014 with competition in seven sports. The Lakeland Center will host five of the sports. Who Can Compete? All Florida residents […]

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Florida’s Sunshine State Games – A look back at the Beginning of 35 Years of Amateur Sports

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

As the Sunshine State Games celebrates its 35th Anniversary, here’s a look back at the beginnings of the longest continuously-running State Games in the U.S. Please contact Nick Gandy for further information and artwork if needed for further publication possibilities. Florida’s Sunshine State Games – 35 Years of Amateur Sports in the Sunshine State The […]

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Sport is a $44 billion industry in the State of Florida

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

While overall Florida tourism visitor numbers are nearing 100 million annually, a recent Economic Impact of Sports survey showed that 13.3 million visitors came to the state of Florida for the sole purpose of sports and recreation. The report compiled by the University of West Florida’s Haas Center showed that sports and recreation was responsible […]

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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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New Ways to Follow the 2014 Florida Grapefruit League Season

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Uncategorized, Upcoming

The Florida Sports Foundation, the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, is presenting some new ways to enjoy the 2014 Florida Spring Training season, which begins in less than a month when pitchers and catchers begin reporting in mid-February. Fans can now follow the 2014 Florida Grapefruit League season with a Mobile Phone App.  […]

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Polk County athletes to compete in the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by

Categories: Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Running, Swimming, Tennis, Uncategorized, Upcoming, weightlifting

Over 1,650 athletes will compete in the 23 sports of the 2013 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships in Lee County, December 7-15. Over 130 athletes from Polk County  will be competing in 16 sports.  Among the athletes from Polk County are 42 bowlers who will compete Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 […]

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Polk County Wraps Up a Busy Summer of Events

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Bowling, Cycling, Judo, Karate, Running, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, Uncategorized, Water Sports, weightlifting, Wrestling

The 2013 summer marked not only an eventful year for Polk County Sports Marketing with a number of events including IRONMAN 70.3 Florida, the Sunshine State Games: Polk County Festival and the NSA Fastpitch World Series, but also marked a successful one as well. Find out about these great events and their turn-outs below. IRONMAN […]

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