Winter Springs, FL: SPORTS
Baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer are just a few of the sports offered by Winter Springs and community organizations. Winter Springs is home to the Pop-Warner Football Grizzlies and their District Champion Pee-Wee team. Baseball and softball are offered through the Babe Ruth League. The Winter Springs Basketball league offers youth basketball teams and camps. In addition, classes and training are offered in tennis, golf and volleyball. The city organizes flag football and co-ed softball teams for adults.
With an average annual high of 83°F, Orlando has a thriving sports scene. Many youth and amateur sports tournaments are held in the area year round. Also, Orlando offers local sports fans an array of events and teams that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Orlando is home to the two-time, NBA Eastern Conference Champions, the Orlando Magic, the excitement of MLB spring training and the serene greens of the many area golf courses.
Every spring, Major League Baseball comes to central Florida in the form of spring training with the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros. The Braves utilize the facilities at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex which is also host to many youth and amateur sports tournaments. The Astros work out at the Osceola County Stadium Complex in Kissimmee, FL.
For the past several years, Orlando hosted the Mascot Games, bringing together the mascots of MLB, NBA, NFL and other professional sports mascots for a unique sporting event that benefits a local charity.
Just a short drive to the west and residents can enjoy the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the MLB with the Tampa Bay Rays. About 45 minutes to the east in Daytona, race fans can enjoy the car revving action of the Daytona International Speedway. Whether experiencing the thrill of the Daytona 500 first hand with the Daytona 500 Experience exhibit or watching a race from the stands, Daytona adds to the excitement of Central Florida.