Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Name Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Contact Person Durand - Executive Director
Mailing Address Post Office Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629
Phone Number 225-342-4886
Fax Number 225-342-3738
Board Email
Legal Authority R.S.40:2451
Year Created 1980
Organizational Placement Department of Health and Hospitals
Purpose/Function Develop, foster, and coordinate services and programs of physical fitness and sports for the people of Louisiana; Sponsor physical fitness and sports workshops, clinics, conferences, and other similar activities; Give recognition to outstanding developments and achievements in, and contributions to, physical fitness and sports; Stimulate physical fitness research; Collect and disseminate physical fitness and sports information and initiate advertising campaigns promoting physical fitness and sports; Encourage local governments and communities to develop local physical fitness programs and amateur athletic competitions; Develop programs to promote personal health and physical fitness in cooperation with medical, dental, and other similar professional societies; Enlist the support of individuals, civic groups, amateur and professional sports associations, and other organizations to promote and improve physical fitness and sports programs.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 15
Number Currently Serving: 14
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Govenor's Councilon Physical Fitness and Sport/Dep
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Sports
Major Events
FY 2014-2015

Louisiana Governor's Games are the state's premier amateur sporting event, where sports enthusiasts from around the state participate in a variety of athletic competitions. With more than 60 sporting events, Louisiana Governor's Games provide an opportunity for competition and fitness for all ages, skill levels and economic demographics.

Own Your Own Health Challenge encourages Louisianans to develop healthy activity and eating habits. Louisianans are encouraged to form teams of 2-10 people or they can compete as individual participants. Kids and teens may have as many as 10-30 members per team.

Elementary Fitness Meet-Top two boys and girls in the state compete in seven fitness events to see which parish is the most physically fit.

Weightlifting Development Center in Shreveport is a designated Olympic weightlifting site where future Olympians from around the world train for the Olympics.

To provide training, teaching strategies, authentic assessment and best practice information to K-12 teachers in the areas of health and physical education. The primary purpose of this project is to in-service and equip teachers with developmentally appropriate information regarding smoking cessation, the dangers of tobacco (smokeless and smoking), techniques to make their physical education lessons more physically active, and assessment opportunities to measure physical fitness.
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