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Shah repeats as Central Florida Spelling Bee champion

Shah repeats as Central Florida Spelling Bee champion

Dhurrie – a heavy cotton rug from India – was the winning word for Dev Shah, the first repeat Central Florida Spelling Bee Champion. It only took 18 rounds spanning five hours to do it. Encompassing more than a third of the counties in Florida, the third...

SSE Committee Public Meeting Notice

Due to COVID-19, we ask that non-committee members attend this month’s Sports & Special Events committee meeting via Zoom if possible. BOARD: Sports & Special Events Committee, Tourist Development Council of Polk County, Florida DATE AND TIME OF MEETING:...

Lane wins Bernie Little Sports Executive Award

Some athletes give back to their sport. Many give back to their community. Bobby Lane does both – at the same time. For his efforts, Lane recently received the Bernie Little Sports Executive Award. Voted on by a committee comprised of sports legends and local...

We’ll Be Here

A message from the director of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, Mark Jackson  ...
Grand National Hydros coming to Orange Cup Regatta

Grand National Hydros coming to Orange Cup Regatta

Move over snake orgy, the Grand National Hydros are coming. Larger, faster and more powerful than any boat recently on Lake Hollingsworth, the Grand National Hydroplanes are the latest addition to 82nd Annual Orange Cup Regatta, the start of the American Powerboat...

SSAC Basketball State Quarter Finals this weekend

LAKELAND – High school teams from throughout Florida will gather in Winter Haven this weekend for the Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC) Basketball State Quarter Finals. More than 30 teams will be involved over the weekend. Teams participating include: SSAC...