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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
 March 19
 March 21-23
 March 21-23
 March 21-23
 March 26
 March 28-30
 March 29-30
  Gumbo Acadiana Governor's Games; St. Thomas Moore Catholic High School, Lafayette, LA
  Lafayette Elementary Fitness Meet; Northside High School, Lafayette, LA
  Boxing; Lafayette
Girls Gymnastics Upper levels,The Alario Center, New Orelans
  Taekwando; Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, LA
  Evangeline Fitness Meet; Basile High School, Basile, LA
  Girls Gymnastics Lower levels, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales
  Girls Volleyball; New Orleans
 April    2
 April    3
 April   15
 April   16
  Rapides Elementary Fitness Meet; Alexandria High School; Alexandria, LA
  Assumption Elementary Fitness Meet; Assumption High School; Napoleonville, LA
  Iberia Elementary Fitness Meet; New Iberia HIgh School; New Iberia, LA
Livingston Elementary Fitness Meet
 May    3
 May    3-4
 May    23-25
 May    24-25
 May    30
 May    31
  Elementary Fitness Meet; Woodlawn High School, 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
 June   6-8
 June   7-8
 June   7-8
 June   13-15
 June   14-15
 June   14-15
 June   20-22
 June   21-22
 June   21-22
 June   21-22
 July    12-13
 July    17

  Boys Baseball; 9U-14U Major Divisions and 6U-8U Southwest Louisiana; Lafayette
Girls fast Pitch Class B; Hammond, LA
Adult Softball; Slidell
Youth Track and Field
  Boys Basketball; Alario Center, New Orleans
Desoto Athletics, ASA Girls Fast Pitch, Southern National Qulaifying Tournament, Grand Cane
  Master's Track and Field Meet; Southern University Baton Rouge     
18th Annual Rose Dedon Memorial; Oak Villa, Baton Rouge
Girls Open Fast Pitch Softball, Baton Rouge
Girls Basketball; Opelousas
  Girls Slow Pitch Softball, Erath, LA 
Junior Golf; LeTriomphe Golf and Country Club, Broussard, LA
Rugby, Highland Road Park, Baton Rouge


Girls Slow Pitch Softball, Erath, LA
Junior Golf; LeTriomphe Golf and Country Club, Broussard, LA