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Escape winter with a taste of Central Florida at TigerFest

Maybe they come for the orange juice. Or the player autographs. Perhaps it’s the Detroit Tigers tote bags, presented by Visit Central Florida. Or the chance to finally meet Paws. A sell-out crowd is expected for the annual TigerFest, held at Comerica Park in Detroit,...

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More than 75 softball teams on fields this weekend

They may no longer be the Boys of Summer, but that hasn’t changed their determination out on the diamond. More than 75 softball teams from throughout Florida come to Lakeland and Winter Haven this weekend for a tournament for players as young as 60. Organized by...

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Birthday golf event raises funds for scholarships

BARTOW – Once again, some of the greatest golfers in the history of Polk County will gather as part of a community fundraiser in honor of the area’s black golf pioneer, Herbert Dixon, as he nears his 100th birthday. The annual Herbert Dixon Charity Golf Tournament, to...

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Fieldhouse of Dreams breaks ground

As the shovels broke ground on an empty plot of land near the Chain O’ Lakes Complex in Winter Haven, the clock started on a project that will cause a seismic shift in the type of events Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing recruits. “I don’t think people realize...

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On short notice, IRONMAN is a success

Approximately 1,875 athletes from 57 countries and all 50 U.S. states participated in the 20th IRONMAN Florida triathlon Sunday, Nov. 4. Little did any of them know of the minor miracle that was required to have the event take place. Just weeks earlier, it looked as...

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