May 23, 2014

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Winter Haven Bank Robbery Suspect Sought -

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Police Actively Searching For Suspect Who Robbed Wells Fargo on Cypress Gardens Blvd. -

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Polk Student Arrested For Putting Hand Sanitizer In His Teachers Water -

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mother & Boyfriend Allegedly Getting High While 3 Year Old Locked Out of Residence -

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Large Brush Fire Currently At Indian Lake Estates -

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

28 Yr Old Lake Wales Man Killed In Crash -

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One Person Killed In Crash That Closes Scenic Hwy In Lake Wales -

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Alabama Man Arrested For Sending Explicit Text Messages to Polk County Girl -

Monday, May 19, 2014

Young Man Critically Injured In Dundee Crash -

Sunday, May 18, 2014

52 Yr Old Woman Killed In Haines City Motorcycle Crash -

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gunfire Erupts On The Streets Of Winter Haven Friday Night -

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Woman Killed After Being Rear-Ended In Horrific Crash -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Man Escapes Serious Injury In Roll Over Accident On Hwy 27 & Central Ave. -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WHPD Reports GREAT NEWS In Toddlers Near Drowning Incident -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Two Teens Charged With Felony Battery After Knocking Winter Haven Teen Unconscious -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Florida Law Enforcement Urges Drivers To Move Over-Slow Down-Save A Life -

Monday, May 12, 2014

More Dental Services Offered To Low Income Families -

Monday, May 12, 2014

Motorcyclist Killed On Old Dade City Rd. Sunday Night -

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tragic Ending For Toddlers Found In Family Pool -

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Local Woman Facing Additional Fraud & Money Laundering Charges -

Friday, May 9, 2014

21st Annual Polk Senior Games – February 23 – March 11, 2013

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PURPOSE: Polk Senior Games provides an annual event of competitive athletic and recreational events for men and women 50 years and over as of December 31 of the competition year. The Games promote an active, healthy lifestyle, an interest in sports, and volunteerism. The Games offer something for everyone – the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, and the physically challenged.

OBJECTIVES:
To promote friendly competition and an interest in sports and recreation
To create an awareness of the abilities and capabilities of older persons
To provide a safe and social opportunity for senior adults
To promote health and wellness through an active lifestyle
To improve the quality of life for participants

EVENT: Two-week series of Olympic-style competition for men and women 50 and over. Most events are grouped by gender in five-year age increments. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are presented in each event and age division. Polk County residency is not required.

Archery, Badminton, Basketball Shooting, Basketball 3 on 3, Billiards,
Bocce, Bowling, Bridge, Checkers, Chess, Cribbage, Ballroom and
Social Dancing, Square Dancing, Darts, Euchre, Field Events, Fishing,
Fly Casting, Golf 18 Hole and Putt & Chip, Horseshoes, Lawn
Bowling, Pepper, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Punt Pass Kick, Racquetball,
Road Race 5K, Scrabble, Senior Smarts, Rifle, Skeet and Trap
Shooting, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sudoku, Swimming, Table Tennis,
Tennis, Track, Walking.

DATES: Saturday, February 23 – Monday, March 11, 2013

LOCATIONS: Various locations throughout Polk County

President’s Welcome

“Thank-you to everyone who made our 2012- 20th Anniversary Games a succeess. The memories still make me smile. As we gein oour third decade, we give special thanks to Publix Super Markets Charities, our Gold and Founding Sponsor for 21 years, the James W. Sikes Family, a “Bronze Sponsor” for 20 years, and CPS Investment Advisors, a “Bronze Sponsor” for 11 years. We thank all our sponsors, contributors, and in-kind partners. Polk Senior Games is a non-profit charitable organization and could not exist without their generosity and support.

This year’s Games will attract over 2,500 men and women with a variety of skills- the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, the late bloomer, and the phsically challenged. New events will be Archery and Rifle Shooting. IN all there will be 95 events in 37 sports and games. To get it all done, it will take over 650 volunteers, 125 community organizations, 50 sponsors and 12 months of preparation led by our Executive Director, Deena Wilbur, who is celebrating her f20th year with the Games.
We hope you will join us and enjoy the Games from the Torch Lighting at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, February 23rd throught the Special Awards at the Closing Celebration on Monday, March 11th.”
Rudy Gittens, President

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