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2017 Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships Tournament

Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, April 30 · at Cypress Lanes Family Fun Center

Florida State United States Bowling Congress Youth presents the Florida State USBC Pepsi Youth Championships Tournament. This tournament will be taking place for five different weekends throughout the month of March until the end of April.

Event Details

Post Mark Deadline For entries from 1st qualifier: December 17th

Qualifying Dates: January 14-20, 2017

Tournament Dates are:
March 25-26
April 1-2, 8-9, 22-23 & 29-30
*No bowling Easter weekend: April 15-16

Event Location

Cypress Lanes Family Fun Center
2010 Dundee Rd
Winter Haven, FL 33804

Event Information

For information on this event please visit http://fsusbcy.com/Tournaments/PEPSI

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SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Competitions

Sunday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 26 · at The Lakeland Center

SkillsUSA Florida Conference and Competition will conduct their annual conference and competition in Lakeland for 2016 and 2017. High school and college students preparing for careers in service occupations will compete to demonstrate their occupational and leadership skills. The SkillsUSA Florida event will bring more than 1,500 participants to Polk County for three days in April during each year, and will generate over 1,800 room nights and more than $1.9 million in economic impact annually.

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. More than 125 occupational titles are represented in the curricula of SkillsUSA member students, covering the construction, manufacturing, transportation, health sciences, information technology, communications, personal services, hospitality, public safety and engineering technology industries. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills, helping students to excel in their career tracts and ensuring that America will continue to have a skilled workforce.

Event Location

The Lakeland Center
701 Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815

Traviss Career Center
3225 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803

Polk State College
3425 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803

Ridge Career Center
7700 State Road 544
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Event Details

For questions about this event please visit skillsusafl.org.

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Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk

Saturday, April 29

Runners and walkers will be able to experience what may be Florida’s most challenging and picturesque 5K course on Saturday, April 29 by competing in the Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk on the grounds of historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida.

The Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk features what many consider Florida’s most challenging 5K course, since it requires runners and walkers to cope with elevation changes as well as a variety of terrains, including paved roads and gravel and mulch trails. As they compete high atop “Iron Mountain,” one of the highest points on the Florida peninsula, runners are also exposed to soothing music from the famed Bok Tower carillon as well as beautiful gardens, citrus groves and mountain vistas.

Cost: The nonrefundable registration fee for runners and walkers is $25 for adults and $15 for students.

Registration

To register online for the Carillon Classic 5K or obtain more information, including team competition rules, please go to facebook.com.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on race day, with competition starting at 7:30 a.m. sharp, rain or shine.

Look Back at the 2013 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk

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DeMarini/Louisville Slugger Diamond Classic

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30 · at Bartow Park/CR 555 Recreation Complex

Central Florida Fastpitch, Inc. presents DeMarini/Louisville Slugger Diamond Classic, be sure to come and check out this fun and exciting fastpitch softball tournament.

Polk County hosts more than 70 youth, adult, and senior softball tournaments annually. Home to over 40 tournament-quality competitive softball fields, Polk County is suitable to host events that appeal to all ages. All competition venues include parking, seating, and concessions available to spectators. With eight multi-field complexes all located within a 30-mile radius of each other, Polk County is considered one of the country’s premier softball tournament destinations.

Event Location

Bartow 555 Complex
1105 S. County Road 555
Bartow, FL 33830

Event Details

For more information please contact Kim Largin at kim.largin@usfastpitch.com.

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First LEGOLEAGUE & LEGOLEAGUE Jr. State Championship

Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7 · at Polk State College

The First LEGOLEAGUE & LEGOLEAGUE Jr. Region Championship took place back in March and this event will be the State Championship! This event will bring together 48 teams, comprised of 5-7 middle school students aged 9-13, from the 8 county Florida-Central-Eastern region. This exciting event will showcase the best of autonomous robotics, while igniting a love for science, technology, engineering and math education.

Event Location

Polk State College
999 Avenue H N.E.
Winter Haven, Florida 33881

Event Details

For questions about this event, contact Naomi Boyer at nboyer@polk.edu. Additional information can be found at www.cflfll.org

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Florida Orange Blossom Table Tennis Series Spring Open 2017

Friday, May 5 - Saturday, May 6 · at Simpson Park Community Center

Lakeland Table Tennis Association, Inc. presents the Florida Orange Blossom Table Tennis Series Spring Open 2017, a major USATT sanctioned Table Tennis Tournament. This two day event draws players from all over the southeast United States. Some of the best players in the nation will be in attendance! Playing brackets are available for all skill levels and all ages. A USSTTA Sandpaper Table Tennis Event and Doubles are held on Friday night for all players along with Colossal Round Robin Singles on Saturday.

Event Location

Simpson Park Community Center
1725 Martin Luther King Jr Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Event Details

For questions about this event, contact Brad Woodington at bradwoodington@gmail.com. Additional information can be found at floridatt.com.

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Florida State Flag Football Championships

Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7 · at Northeast Regional Park

Florida Flag Football League presents the Florida State Flag Football Championships. Over 36 of the best adult flag football teams will be traveling to Northeast Regional Park in Davenport on the weekend of May 6-7. Teams will be competing for bragging rights and the State Title.

Event Location

Northeast Regional Park
50901 Highway 27
Davenport, FL 33897

Event Details

For more information please visit http://www.flaffl.com/.

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Florida Youth Soccer Association - State Cup Round of 16

Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7 · at Lake Myrtle Sports Park

The Florida State Cup is the first leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and is the highest premier competition at the state level. The National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. For more information about the championship series, please call the FYSA state office at (863) 268-8220 or visit the website at www.FYSA.com.

Event Location

Lake Myrtle Sports Park
905 Lake Myrtle Park Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823

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Flower Power

Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7 · at Bartow Park/CR 555 Recreation Complex

Central Florida Fastpitch, Inc. presents Flower Power, this is a three seed and double elimination fastpitch softball tournament.

Polk County hosts more than 70 youth, adult, and senior softball tournaments annually. Home to over 40 tournament-quality competitive softball fields, Polk County is suitable to host events that appeal to all ages. All competition venues include parking, seating, and concessions available to spectators. With eight multi-field complexes all located within a 30-mile radius of each other, Polk County is considered one of the country’s premier softball tournament destinations.

Event Location

Bartow 555 Complex
1105 S. County Road 555
Bartow, FL 33830

Event Details

For more information please contact Kim Largin at kim.largin@usfastpitch.com.

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Mother's Day Record Trick & Slalom

Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13

Ski Paradise, Inc. presents the Mother’s Day Record Trick & Slalom. Ski Paradise has hosted water ski tournaments from the local level to the regional level. Several records have been set by their members who train at the facility.

Event Location

Ski Paradise
4025 SR 60 E
Mulberry, FL 33860

Event Details

For more information please visit www.skiparadiseflorida.com

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Florida ISA Summer Slam

Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14 · at Bartow Park/CR 555 Recreation Complex

Florida Independent Softball Association (ISA) presents Summer Slam in Bartow, a youth softball qualifying tournament that expects to bring over 800 participants and spectators to Polk County.

Polk County hosts more than 70 youth, adult, and senior softball tournaments annually. Home to over 40 tournament-quality competitive softball fields, Polk County is suitable to host events that appeal to all ages. All competition venues include parking, seating, and concessions available to spectators. With eight multi-field complexes all located within a 30-mile radius of each other, Polk County is considered one of the country’s premier softball tournament destinations.

Event Location

Bartow 555 Complex
850 State Road 555
Bartow, FL 33830

Event Details

For questions about this event email isajim7@tampabay.rr.com. Additional information can be found at www.independentsports.net

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Florida Youth Soccer Association - State Cup Finals

Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21 · at Lake Myrtle Sports Park

The Florida State Cup is the first leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and is the highest premier competition at the state level. The National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. For more information about the championship series, please call the FYSA state office at (863) 268-8220 or visit the website at www.FYSA.com.

Event Location

Lake Myrtle Sports Park
905 Lake Myrtle Park Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823