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Center of the Lacrosse Universe

Looks like Polk County can add another superlative to its list. Already known as The Water Ski Capital of the World, after this September, it wouldn’t be hard to add “Center of the Lacrosse Universe.” Home to the Pan-American Lacrosse Association (PALA), Lake Myrtle...

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Welcome Back

Really, it never left. After being cancelled due to COVID one year, and virtual next, the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida will return, in person, to the RP Funding Center in 2022. The March event draws thousands from across the state to Lakeland each...

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Fresh. Made Daily

Mr. Whipple. Little Mikey. The Budweiser Frogs. When it comes to marketing, staying up-to-date not only helps keep you in relevant, but it also helps gain market share. That’s the reasoning behind a series of photo shoots that took place around Polk County recently....

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Celebrating the Centennial

Baseball has Fenway Park. Football has Lambeau Field. For water skiers, no single location is as storied as Winter Haven’s Cypress Gardens on the banks of Lake Eloise. While water skiing may have been invented by Ralph Samuelson in 1922 on Lake Pepin in Minnesota,...

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New faces abound

PCTSM recently welcomed numerous new team members into the fold. New team members include: Ryan Buckley, who will now lead the Partnerships and Community Development initiative for PCTSM. A one-time intern at PCTSM, Mr. Buckley comes to PCTSM from the Lakeland Magic,...

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VIC earns GBAC STAR accreditation

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing announced today that the Central Florida Visitor Information Center recently received the GBAC STAR facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA. “This accreditation just puts the...

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