Newsletter

Lake Myrtle’s busy summer

More than 140 baseball teams rotated through Auburndale’s Lake Myrtle Sports Park by the middle of July, thanks to Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing’s relationship building with and tenacious recruiting of the Wilson Premier Championship West event. “This...

Welcome new PCTSM staff members

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing has beefed up its starting lineup. Added to the staff was Matt Prewitt. Matt will work as a sales and events representative with PCTSM after spending five years with the St. Pete/Clearwater Sports Commission. While having both...

Upcoming Events

PCTSM will host the Florida ISA State Championships on July 20 – 22 at Bartow Softball Complex and Auburndale Softball Complex. More than 40 youth fastpitch softball teams from across Florida, ages 8-18, travel to Polk County for the tournament. PCTSM staff and the...
Ugandan teams visit Polk County

Ugandan teams visit Polk County

Two baseball teams from the African nation of Uganda – one U15, the other U18 – as well as a softball team, traveled to Polk County to take part in the Wilson Premier Tournament. The Ugandan players were from the Allen VR Stanley Secondary School for Math and Science...

Dewey’s dream comes true

More than 4,500 bowlers have descended on Polk County between May 5 and June 25, participating in the Florida State Bowling Association’s 2018 Florida State Open Tournament. Multiple disciplines, including team, doubles and singles, will compete at both Lakeland AMF...

Homeschool World Series another hit

It was another successful Homeschool World Series, which took place at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale. This year, the event drew 26 teams – six more than last year. In total, nearly 2,000 people came to town to cheer on their team for a $1.5 million...