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Polk State College Foundation Events

Thank you for your interest in supporting Polk State College and the Polk State College Foundation!

The Polk State College Foundation offers several different fundraising events throughout the year. These events help raise money for scholarships and programs for Polk State College students.

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Polk State College Foundation will  present this exciting annual event on March 15, 2018 at Polk State Winter Haven, and March 16, 2018 at Polk State Lakeland. These events are presented by The Ledger, Regal Lakeland, SunTrust, and Tampa Electric/Peoples Gas- an Emera Company. Supporting Sponsors are CEMEX and Dixie Signs, Inc.

Each year, the Foundation chooses a speaker who can blend humor with life lessons applicable to work and personal life, making for an engaging, insightful, and entertaining luncheon. The luncheon is held on a Thursday on the Winter Haven campus, with the Friday luncheon held on the Lakeland campus.

This year we enthusiastically welcome Motivational Speaker Amy Dee.  Amy will make you laugh out loud, as you “Remember Your Power” in work settings and your personal life.

For additional information, please contact the Polk State College Foundation at 863.297.1071 or email Kristie Tapley.



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clays for courts 2015 logoOn April 20, 2018, the Polk State College Foundation will once again present the Regal Lakeland Clays for Courts in partnership with The A.D. Morgan Corporation. This sporting clays event benefits the basketball and volleyball teams.

Please join us at Catfish Creek Sporting Clays, located at 5000 Firetower Road in Haines City.

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with a breakfast, followed by a 50-target sporting clays shoot. Immediately following the shoot is a steak luncheon and the awards presentation. Ammunition, meals, and gifts are provided as part of individual and team sponsorship.

For additional information, please contact the Polk State College Foundation at 863.297.1071 or email Kristie Tapley.


Wine for Wisdom – The Mediterranean

On September 13, 2018, the Polk State College Foundation’s signature event – Wine for Wisdom – will continue the World Tour by celebrating the sumptuous food and fine wines of The Mediterranean! This highly anticipated event raises money to benefit student scholarships.

The Boyer Building Corporation will be the presenting sponsor for the eighth year in a row for this incredible dining experience. The night will be carefully sculpted by a master chef and sommelier, who will both pair items to maximize the savory pleasures enjoyed by all. Sure to be a sellout once again, this event will be held on September 13 in the Health Center on the Winter Haven Campus.

For more information regarding sponsorship information, please contact the Polk State College Foundation at 863.297.1071 or email Kristie Tapley..


On October 19, 2018, the 7th Annual Joggin’ for the Noggin! 5K presented by Regal Lakeland, will be held on the Lakeland Campus. This Halloween-themed 5K run and 1-mile Walkin’ While Walkin’ benefit student scholarships and programs on the Lakeland Campus. This family-friendly event offers a little something for everyone. Participants can run, jog, or walk the 3.1-mile course that includes a gravel road, grass paths, and a trek along the Fort Fraser Trail. The race is chip-timed and awards are presented during a Monster Mash with music, food, and fun. There is also a one-mile walk for those who want to participate for a shorter distance. Costumes are welcome at this event, and zombies are featured along the course for a bit of spooky fun! The race starts at 6:30 p.m., and the Monster Mash and awards ceremony follow afterward.

For more information on Joggin’ for the Noggin! 5K, please contact Marianne George at 863.292.3741 or e-mail at


william ryan golf logoThe A.D. Morgan Corporation 27th Annual William N. Ryan Memorial Golf Classic in partnership with MidAmerica Administrative and Retirement Solutions, Inc. and supported by Baseball Cloud will be held at Lone Palm Golf Club in January 2019. The event proceeds benefit the Polk State College Baseball Team.

Festivities will begin with an 11:30 a.m. lunch, followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, and the day will conclude with a celebration in the clubhouse with delicious food and refreshments, gifts for all attendees, prizes, and a drawing for a big screen television. Please join the Polk State College Baseball Team and Foundation for this much anticipated yearly tradition of fun, camaraderie, and philanthropy at the Lone Palm Golf Club.

For additional information, please contact the Polk State College Foundation at 863.297.1071 or email Kristie Tapley.