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The invasion begins March 10!

The invasion begins March 10!

Lakeland, Fla. --  In less than a week, the Lakeland Raider will begin their 2012 UIFL Championship Journey!  The Lakeland Raiders, first introduced to Lakeland on Sept. 15, 2011 with an impressive press conference, have vowed to work hard and long to bring a championship to Lakeland.

3rd Annual Bartow Blarney Triathlon

3rd Annual Bartow Blarney Triathlon

Bartow, Fla. -- It's that time of year again, the 3rd Annual Bartow Blarney Triathlon where athletes compete in a 1/4 mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride and 5K run to find who is the toughest and quickest of them all!

All proceeds from the event will go towards Bartow Parks & Recreation Department to continue and further its youth, adult, family, and senior recreational programming. 

Age Divisions are broken down into the following for both men and women:

The battle continues with a great visit

The battle continues with a great visit

Lakeland, Fla. -- Competition is fierce among players trying to grab one of the 23 open roster spots. This is where these potential Lakeland Raiders need to step up their game and impress Head Coach Michael Mink and his staff. 

When asked if anyone has secured a spot on the 2012 Raiders he commented, “No one has a guaranteed spot.  They need to work hard on every play. They can't rely on their reputation or what they have done before, they have to prove to us that they want to be a Lakeland Raider."

Polk Senior Games set to begin

Polk Senior Games set to begin

Bartow, FL -- Let the senior games begin!

This week marks the launch of two weeks of athletic and recreational competitive events for men and women 50 and years and over.

The Mission has Begun!!

The Mission has Begun!!

Lakeland, Fla. -- The weekend weather was mostly overcast and humid as the Raiders began their 2012 Championship Mission. On Feb. 18, Bonny Park hosted the Raiders opening days of training camp where 40 men vied for a spot on the 2012 Lakeland Raiders Arena Football roster. Many of them preparing months in advance for the chance.

Trim Nutrition joins the Battalion

Trim Nutrition joins the Battalion

Lakeland, FL -- The Lakeland Raiders are feeling great about the upcoming season.  After a very successful Fan Fest, the Raiders are back to work getting ready for the 2012 season.

"The staff is doing a great job and training camp is next," said Raiders Head Coach Michael Mink. 

The Raiders will open their Inaugural game against the Rome Rampage on March 10.

Raiders championship run begins!

Raiders championship run begins!

LAKELAND, FL -- The Lakeland Raiders are counting down the days until the opening game against the Rome Rampage.  The organization has been receiving a great feedback from the community and from all the surrounding areas.

"The support makes me feel at home and really shows how championship football is in the blood of Polk County and the surrounding cities" quoted Head Coach Michael Mink.