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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...

Florida Senior Games will feature many athletes from Polk County

TALLAHASSEE – When the 27th Annual Florida Senior Games begin on Saturday, Dec. 1, the Polk County area will be represented by athletes competing in 25 sports, over nine days in Clearwater. Approximately 2,600 athletes, from age 50 up, will compete in 17 different...

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...

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...