Florida Half Century takes to Polk fields this weekend

By: Jack Cormier

They may not be the Boys of Summer, but you’d never know it from the effort they give on the field.A batter swings at a softball during a senior softball event

More than 60 softball teams from throughout Florida will come to Lakeland and Auburndale this weekend for a tournament. Organized by Florida Half Century, the teams are comprised of players who are at least 60 years old, with many players in their 70s or older.

“We’ve had a great relationship with the Florida Half Century organization for years,” said Mark Jackson, the director of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing. “They love coming to Polk County for not only the great weather but the food and friendliness as well. And we love having them here.”

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