Davenport, FL (Feb. 19, 2017) – Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center (VIC) will celebrate the game of baseball with its 10th Annual Spring Training Celebration day on Saturday, February 25, 2017. This FREE, family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., featuring prize giveaways, a batting cage and a pitching booth with speed timer. The VIC will be giving away a limited number of commemorative event T-shirts, to the first visitors once the event begins at 10 a.m. (one per person, while supplies last). Attendees will have the chance to register for two grand prize drawings: one for four (4) tickets to see the Tigers play a Spring Training game at Joker Marchant Stadium and the other for a game-worn Tigers jersey. There will also be drawings for a pair of LEGOLAND Florida Resort tickets, two (2) pairs of tickets to Bok Tower Gardens as well as a pair of passes for a premier Airboat Nature Tour, compliments of Alligators Unlimited. In addition, visitors who bring canned goods (for donation to local food banks) will have the chance to enter a special drawing for a $50 gift card. Attendees will receive one free LEGOLAND® Florida Resort or Bok Tower Gardens ticket for each one (of the same) purchased at CFVIC on the day of the event. Note: this “buy one, get one” special on tickets is limited to the first 100 tickets sold. CFVIC attraction ticket prices are already discounted, making this an especially attractive offer.
Fans can view baseball themed exhibits and memorabilia, which will be on display February 20 – 28, and will be able to pick up the latest information on the 2017 Spring Training season such as schedules and Spring Training guides. The Detroit Tigers are celebrating their 81st Spring Training season at TigerTown in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2017 spring season marks the club’s 52nd consecutive season of exhibition play at the newly renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Spring training fans looking for additional action will be pleased to know that Polk County will also host the RussMatt Baseball Central Florida Collegiate Invitational from February 20 through March 31. For more information on the invitational, please visit www.centralfloridasports.com. For more information on the Spring Training Celebration day, contact Dennis Budde at 863-420-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Something else for VIC visitors to enjoy is the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF) Preview Center. In its new home at the VIC, the FSHOF Preview Center will showcase some of the notable sports figures that have excelled as an athlete, coach, broadcaster or sports executive. The FSHOF has inducted 234 Hall of Fame members since its founding in 1961. Such sports legends as George Steinbrenner, Fred McGriff, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Chris Evert, Frank Shorter, Rowdy Gaines, Curt Gowdy, Otis Birdsong, Rick Barry and Michael Irvin are among those that have been inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. For additional information on the Florida Sports Hall of Fame please visit: www.flasportshof.org.
In addition to assisting visitors, and residents (by providing tourism information about Polk County), Central Florida’s VIC also sells discounted attraction tickets for many Central Florida attractions (including LEGOLAND Florida Resort) and hosts a seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays, through the end of April. The VIC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week (excluding major holidays), and is located at 101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL 33837 (along U.S. Highway 27), a half-mile south of I-4 at Exit 55.
About Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing:
Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (known nationally as Visit Central Florida), is the official destination marketing organization for Polk County, Florida, and specializes in helping visitors plan a fun-filled Central Florida vacation. www.VisitCentralFlorida.org