About the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness & Sports

The Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports was established in 1967 by the Legislature (Acts 1967, No. 215, P.580). The mandated function of the Commission is to protect, promote and improve the physical fitness of the residents of the State. It is one of the agencies responsible for performing the stewardship functions of Alabama government.

A few examples of our ongoing activities may include, but are not limited to, Alabama Special Olympics, Alabama Youth Fitness Testing and Awards Program, Senior Olympics State Games, Alabama Sports Foundation, Alabama Sports Festival, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Employee Health and Fitness Day, Physical Fitness and Sports Month.