Jack Cormier

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...

Canadian travel agents discover Central Florida

A tour group of travel agents from the Canadian Auto Association – Canada’s AAA – toured Polk County in late October. Hosted by Joni Allen and Jessica Roberts, the 12 agents visited LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Bok Tower Gardens, Safari Wilderness Ranch, Westgate River...

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...

Three Polk parks host men’s over 60 softball this weekend

Three Polk County parks will be busy this weekend as more than 30 softball teams from throughout the Southeast converge for an over 60 slugfest. The Florida Half Century Amateur Softball Association will take over the Loyce Harpe in Lakeland, the Polk State...

Skaters of all ages welcome at Nov. 3 Grind for Life event

The Grind for Life Series, presented by Marinela, will once again stop in Lakeland this weekend, giving local skateboarders the chance to fakie, ghetto bird and psycho white boy against others for awards and prizes. Aimed at bringing skateboarders of all ages...

Gators, USF to play in Lakeland

Two top-ranked college baseball teams will play in Lakeland this Sunday. And one just happens to be the Florida Gators. Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium will play host to the University of Florida and University of South Florida baseball teams in an exhibition...

Due to hurricane, Lake Eva Hosts IRONMAN Nov. 4

HAINES CITY – Due to the devastation caused by the fiercest hurricane to ever strike the Florida Panhandle, the Florida IRONMAN event previously scheduled to take place in Panama City Beach will instead take place in Haines City at Lake Eva Park. PCTSM and the City of...