What Are the Governor's Games?
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. Held in cities across the state, events include basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, boxing, tennis, track and field, girls' softball, youth baseball and much more.
The Louisiana Governor's Games are a seven-month statewide sporting event that involve every recreation department in the state. Experienced sports commissioners have been chosen to run the events professionally and ensure that they have an Olympic-style atmosphere. Louisianans are encouraged to sign up through local recreation departments, sports leagues, or advertisements and public service announcements run via media partners. In addition, children can sign up through local schools and physical education teachers. Registration began in January, and the events will take place through June. Results will be tracked and posted on the Louisiana Governor's Games Web site from March through June.
Governor's Games Schedule of Events
| March 8
| Gumbo Acadiana Governor's Games; St. Thomas Moore Catholic High School, Lafayette, LA
Lafayette Elementary Fitness Meet; Northside High School, Lafayette, LA
Taekwando; Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, LA
Girls Volleyball; New Orleans
| April 2
| Rapides Elementary Fitness Meet; Alexandria High School; Alexandria, LA
Assumption Elementary Fitness Meet; St Amant High School; St. Amant, LA
Lincoln Elementary Fitness Meet; Ruston High School; Ruston, LA
New Orleans Youth Soccer; New Orleans City Park
Iberia Elementary Fitness Meet; New Iberia HIgh School; New Iberia, LA
| May 3
| Elementary Fitness Meet; LSU Field House, Baton Rouge
XTERRA Triathlon; Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston, LA
Fit For Life Festival; Shreveport
Boys Baseball, 9U-14U AA Division and All Global Sports Div; Baton Rouge- Lake Charles
Boys Basketball; Alario Center, New Orleans
Boys Baseball, 9U-14U AAA Division; Lake Charles
| June 6-8
Boys Baseball; 9U-14U Major Divisions and 6U-8U Southwest Louisiana; Lafayette