Mission: The georgia sports foundation is a comprehensive non-profit, volunteer driven, 501 (c) 3 organization whose vision is to improve georgia through the belief of & adherence to pierre de coubertin's philosophy of a balanced blending of the body and society. Our mission is to develop, promote, operate & educate physical fitness, sports & health programs in georgia. The education division plays a major role in completing our mission
Programs: Volunteers are the backbone of the georgia sports foundation & all of its programs. Annually, volunteers give their time, effort & vacation days to make the foundation & all of its programs successful. The education divisionthis division develops and promotes programs, services and partnerships to improve specific population groups. The education division consist of :scholastic sports olympiadinternship & job training program sports clinics the five rings of georgia newsletter educational grants program sportsmanship program scholarship program fitness & health divisionthis division assists local education institutions, works with local schools and districts to promote physical fitness programs, increase physical fitness activities and health education, support and assist other local organizations in promoting health and fitness in georgia. Event operations divisionthe event operation division has the responsibility of directing, coordinating & conducting the programs. The championships is an annual olympic-style sports festival held for georgians of all ages, abilities, socioeconomic status and geographic locals. District sports festival are held annually throughout georgia in 10 regional sports festivals providing a local flair of olympism to the entire state. We have a volunteer program where 3,500 volunteers join together to accomplish the foundation's goal. The cobb cop is the largest youth team handball program in the united states, and they conduct with boys & girls clubs, ngb's and local school systems. The southeast sports festival gathers the six neighboring states to conduct the inter-state olympic-style regional sports festival. Economic & development divisionphysical fitness, health & sports are a billion dollar industry which supports grassroots projects, services and our local economy. This division consist of sport tourism programs, national event hosting, venue development and sport development. The foundation has provided over $150,000 in grants to local organizations to build or refurbish recreation and physical fitness facilities.