08Jan/20

SEU Holds Seminar for Leaders in Ministry Featuring Carey Nieuwhof

LAKELAND, Fla. – Southeastern University will hold a seminar for leaders in ministry featuring leadership expert Carey Nieuwhof on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the university’s campus. The cost to attend the seminar is $30.

Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He’s the author of several best-selling books, including his latest, “Didn’t See it Coming.” Nieuwhof speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change and personal growth.

Every attendee will receive a Lakeland Magic game ticket to Faith and Family Night on February 7, 2020, plus entry to win a Lakeland Magic jersey.

Registration for the seminar and lunch is available at SEU.edu/ministry-leaders-seminar. For more information, contact Cheryl Roth at clroth@seu.edu or call 863.667.5088.

08Jan/20

Polk County Visitor Center to Host Free Health & Wellness Fair Saturday, Jan. 18

Davenport, FL (Jan. 7, 2020) – Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) will host a Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  This free event will provide an opportunity for visitors and locals to meet representatives from multiple Polk County businesses, covering topics such health and wellness, insurance needs and more. Additional vendors will offer craft items, food and beverages for purchase. Attendees will be eligible for door prizes, to be awarded during the event, including tickets for Central Florida attractions and activities such as Bok Tower Gardens, LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Lakeland Magic games. For more information, or if you would like to become a vendor, contact Dennis Budde at 863-420-2586 or Dennis@visitcentralflorida.org.

The CFVIC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week and is located at 101 Adventure Court in Davenport (along U.S. Highway 27), a half-mile south of I-4 at Exit 55. In addition to assisting visitors, and residents, by providing tourism information about Polk County, the center also sells discounted attraction tickets for many Central Florida attractions including LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Bok Tower Gardens, the Disney parks, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and more.

18Dec/19

New 8500 Square Foot Indoor Baseball and Softball Facility Opens – Hours and Pricing Here

1128 E. MAIN STREET, LAKELAND, FL 33801

863-210-5582

EMAIL:  Going406baseball@gmail.com

INDOOR AIR CONDITIONED 8,500 SQ. FT. PREMIER LAKELAND BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FACILITY

EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

HIT-TRAX SIMULATOR FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ALLOWS YOU TO PLAY IN ANY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STADIUM AND SEVERAL COLLEGE STADIUMS. IT ALSO MEASURES KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS AND GENERATES IN-DEPTH REPORTS, ALLOWING FOR PITCH BY PITCH ANALYSIS, SESSION SUMMARIES AND TREND CHARTING OVER ANY TIME PERIOD.

FOR HITTERS IT MEASURES EXIT VELOCITY, LAUNCH ANGLE, DISTANCE OF HIT, POINT OF IMPACT, STRIKE ZONE ANALYSIS, SPRAY CHARTS, HARD HIT AVERAGE, AB, SLG AND OPS.

FOR PITCHERS IT MEASURES PITCH VELOCITY, PITCH LOCATION, HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL LATE BREAK MEASUREMENTS, BATTING AVERAGE AGAINST, OPPOSING SPRAY CHARTS, STRIKE ZONE ANALYSIS AND ANALYSIS BY PITCH TYPE

FOR CATCHERS IT MEASURES ARM STRENGTH, POP TIME AND EXCHANGE TIME

THE MOST TOP RATED HACK ATTACK 3 WHEEL BASEBALL PITCHING MACHINES THAT THROWS ACCURATE FASTBALLS, RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND CURVES, RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND SLIDERS, SPLIT FINGER AND KNUCKLE BALLS. SPEEDS RANGE FROM 50 MPH TO 100 MPH

THE MOST TOP RATED HACK ATTACK 3 WHEEL SOFTBALL PITCHING MACHINE THAT THROWS ACCURATE FASTBALLS, RISERS, RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND SCREWBALLS AND DROPS. SPEEDS RANGE FROM 50 MPH TO 75+ MPH

TOP OF THE LINE PRO-BATTER PX3 3 WHEEL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL HITTING SIMULATORS THAT USE ACTUAL PITCHER SIMULATION SHOWING THE BALL COMING OUT OF THE PITCHERS HAND. SPEEDS RANGE FROM 40 MPH TO 100 MPH.

TOP OF THE LINE PRO-BATTER STRIKE OUT PRO FOR BASEBAL AND SOFTBALL SIMULATOR THAT HAS YOU PITCH TO SIMULATED RIGHT HANDED AND LEFT HANDED BATTERS WITH A STRIKE ZONE HIGHLIGHTED AS “HOT ZONES” FOR THE PITCHER TO TRY TO HIT AND HAS AN ACTUAL CATCHER SIMULATION ALSO HAS THE ABILITY TO ALLOW THE PITCHER TO PITCH A SIMULATED GAME AGAINST A PARTICULAR BATTING ORDER

 BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PERSONAL HITTING, PITCHING AND CATCHING LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE BY FORMER PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS AND FORMER AND CURRENT COLLEGE SOFTBALL PLAYERS.

SIMULATED REAL TIME BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL GAMES AND HOME RUN DERBY GAMES

CAGE AND BATTING AND PITCHING MACHINES RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE

MONTH TO MONTH MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED OR UNLIMITED USE OF THE FACILITY

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR OCCASIONAL USE OF THE FACILITY

 

 

HackAttack Machine Baseball & Softball

1 Round – 75 Balls – $25

1 Round – 150 Balls – $35

HitTrax Machine  Baseball & Softball

1 Round – 75 Balls – $35

Homerun Derby

1 Round – 10 Outs – $35

Simulated Game

1 Round – 7 innings – $30 per person ( MIN 2)

Pro Batter PX3 Baseball & Softball

1 Round – 75 Balls – $35

1 Round – 150 Balls – $45

Strikeout Pro Baseball & Softball

1 Round – 50 Balls – $25

 

Monthly Membership – $99 Month

  • Unlimited Hack Attack
  • 2 Rounds a week on HitTrax & Probatter

 

Private Lessons

Pitching / Hitting / Catching

( All Lessons are One Hour)

 

Basic Advanced AllStar

$60         $75          $150

 

 

Team Cage Rentals

 

1 Hour $80

2 Hour $120

3 Hour $160

 

Rental Whole Facility

(3 Hack Attacks, HiTrax, Pro Batter & Strikeout Pro)

 

1 Hour $500

2 Hour $950  

18Dec/19

9 Earn Awards at the Annual Lakeland REALTORS® Installation and Awards Luncheon

Each year the Lakeland REALTORS® accepts nominations from their members for the prestigious REALTOR® of the Year award. The REALTOR® of the Year award recognizes an active REALTOR® member who has provided outstanding service to our profession and our community during the year.  Criteria include REALTOR® Spirit, high principals, faithfulness to laws and regulations and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, participation in community activities, and involvement with the Lakeland REALTORS® to help further the mission of the organization and its members.

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Lakeland REALTORS® held its annual Installation & Awards Banquet at the beautiful Magnolia Building and awarded the REALTOR® of the Year award to a deserving individual, Susan Conner with Coldwell Banker.

Susan has served in many capacities at the association including two years as the Golf Task Force Chair, raising $17,000 this past year alone for the Lakeland Fire Department.

Susan always has the Association’s best interest at heart. She is a leader in our community and volunteers her time and talents to many worthy causes, including promoting the real estate profession with integrity and honesty, supporting our local police, firefighters, and our military.

The William Loftin Commercial REALTOR® of the Year was presented to David Bunch with Hauger Bunch for his dedication to serving the commercial real estate sector and for his leadership in creating Lakeland’s Bonnet Park.

Juli Surface with CenterState Bank of Lakeland was awarded the Preferred Business Partner of The Year award for her hard work ethic and continuous support of the REALTOR® community.

In addition to these awards, the Volunteer of the Year is selected by the Lakeland REALTORS® staff. The 2019 award went to Angie Reynolds with Megg Homes. Angle has dedicated many volunteer hours to the profession and to Lakeland REALTORS®, including serving on the Community Service and YPN Committees.

The Humanitarian of the Year award was presented to Macara and Jason Parker with Coldwell Banker / JP’s Termite and Pest Control. Macara & Jason work tirelessly to make our community a better place and hold an annual fishing tournament in honor of Jason’s mother who loved to fish and whom they lost to cancer seven years ago. They have raised thousands of dollars in her name benefiting Good Shepherd Hospice. They support many other charities and good causes in the community as well.

The Hall of Fame Award was awarded to Gene Engle with Gene Engle Realty.  Gene is a Past President of Lakeland REALTORS®, a REALTOR® EMERITUS having been a member for 40+ years, and served on many committees at Lakeland REALTORS®.  Gene is known throughout the Lakeland real estate community for being a pioneer in our city’s legacy and serves on numerous councils and boards throughout central Florida.

This year in addition to the awards above, the Community Superstar Award was presented to Manny Delgado of Rooms to Go for his continued support in providing the furniture sets for our annual Room Makeover project. The Presidential Distinguished Service Award given for outstanding leadership and professionalism in 2019 was presented to Barbara Barnes CEO of Lakeland REALTORS®

Chief Doug Riley with the Lakeland Fire Department, was honored to accept the proceeds from the Lakeland REALTORS® Golf Tournament in the amount of $17,000 for the purchase of an emergency ATV and to start a drone program.

Congratulations to all of our outstanding award winners.