Category Archives: Community Info & Events


Lakeland Magic Partners with CPS Investment Advisors and Peace River Center on March 10 Mental Health Awareness Night


Lakeland, FL – The Lakeland Magic, the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, will host a Mental Health Awareness Night in partnership with CPS Investment Advisors and Peace River Center on Tuesday, March 10 at the RP Funding Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815. The Lakeland Magic will take on the Erie Bayhawks NBA G League Affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans.

“We understand the importance of mental health and want to help people start meaningful conversations about mental health, mental illness and bring awareness to the resources available in our community,” said Lakeland Magic President Shelly Wilkes.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the game starts at 7:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy all the game day entertainment. Magic players will be wearing dedicated theme jerseys that will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting Peace River Center, a non-profit behavioral health organization that serves more than 22,000 individuals every year. All donations made during the event, and until June 30, 2020, will be doubled through a match made possible by the George W. Jenkins Foundation. Those who want to donate but cannot attend are encouraged to visit

“Having served on the board for almost 20 years, Peace River Center and mental health awareness are incredibly important to me. I am grateful CPS Investment Advisors is able to work with the Lakeland Magic and make this important awareness event possible,” said President, Peter Golotko, who currently serves as Chair of Peace River Center Board of Directors.

The evening coincides with the Lakeland Magic’s Two for Tuesday, during which guests can enjoy $2 beers, hot dogs and Pepsi fountain drinks. Tickets are $5 each, with $3 benefiting Peace River Center, and are available for purchase at


Celebrate the Tradition: Lakeland Welcomes Back our Detroit Tigers for the 73rd Annual Tiger BBQ and their 83rd Spring Training

LAKELAND, FLORIDA (January 30, 2019) – Our 73rd Annual Tiger BBQ, presented by Rodda Construction, a Lakeland tradition to kick off Spring Training, will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Publix Filed at Joker Marchant Stadium beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Please visit to purchase your tickets for this exciting event!  The menu includes an exceptional menu, complimentary beverages and a souvenir mug!

Spring Training provides the State of Florida with an estimated economic impact of $753 million each year. In Lakeland, that translates to approximately $45 million—last year bringing 111,561 fans to the games at our newly renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. The majority of these fans are from out of state—bringing new money into our area!

As a result of the stadium renovation and the new contract, Lakeland will now host Spring Training for the Detroit Tigers for more than 100 years. This new offering celebrates the Tigers relationship with the City of Lakeland dating back to 1934, the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city.  Lakeland is the only city to host a “Welcome Back BBQ!”

The Detroit Tigers spring training home, Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland will show off an array of improvements since the 2017 season. Fans will find more shade, more box seats, more concession stands, a new 1,800 square foot merchandise store and more premium and group seating including the 34 Club.  For Spring Training ticket information and special group pricing, call the Lakeland ticket office at (863) 686-8075 or visit


Health Care Industry Job Fair Slated for Jan 10th in Auburndale

Polk County, Florida, Jan 2, 2019 – The Central Florida Media Group will host the Central Florida Health Job Fair for healthcare professionals on Thursday, Jan 10th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The job fair will be held at the Auburndale Civic Center at 115 W Park Street in Auburndale located near the park in downtown Auburndale.

Top area healthcare employers are looking to fill a wide variety of healthcare related positions including physical therapists, medical assistants, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists, licensed health Insurance representatives, home health aides and administrative staff.

Employers will be looking to fill both entry-level and experienced positions.  The Health Care Job Fair will also offer job seekers looking to get started in the healthcare industry the opportunity to explore training programs.

For more details about the event visit

About Central Florida Media Group

Central Florida Media Group is a marketing, advertising, and publishing company located in Winter Haven, Fla. They publish seven award-winning magazines, including Central Florida Health News, which connects the consumer to the local healthcare community. For more information, go to