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Mar 09, 2013
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is charged with promoting physical fitness throughout Louisiana by encouraging all citizens to participate in competitive sports. The Council works with local communities to ensure that all Louisianians lead physically healthy lifestyles.
According to statute, the council is comprised of 15 gubernatorial appointments. The council must be representative of physicians, pediatricians, coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, athletes, educators, and such other persons or professions interested in the physical fitness of the citizens of Louisiana. In making his appointments, the governor takes into consideration the various geographic areas of the state with a view to giving all sections of the state representation on the council.
Appointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports:
Wesley Cannon, of New Orleans, is the owner of Cannon Fitness. Cannon will be reappointed to serve as a physical fitness advocate, as required by statute.
Kenneth Jenkins, of Baton Rouge, is the Director of Student Activities for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board. Jenkins has received the National Voice for Athletic Administrators Award. Jenkins will be reappointed to serve as an educator, as required by statute.
Ben Berthelot, of Lafayette, is the Executive Director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. Berthelot will be appointed to serve as a physical fitness advocate, as required by statute.