The Presidential Physical Fitness Award
This certificate was “Signed” by President Jimmy Carter sometime between 1977–1981, together with the patch below.
Kids are in school for 12 years. But most of them will never make a team. (1968)
Now there’s a new kind of team at school. The President’s All-America Team. And everybody’s got the chance to make it. Big guys have no advantage over little guys. Boys have no advantage over girls.
This is a test of all-around ability (not how good you are in one sport). Kids have to run, jump, sit-up, pull-up and throw a softball. Last year, 50,000 kids made the President’s All America Team.Tryouts are starting again in schools all over the country.
What can you do to help?
(1) You’ve already done something. Now you know a little bit about the program.
(2) Find out if your school participated last year. If not, you can write away for official application forms and other information to help you. Write: President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Washington, D.C.
(3) If you’re a physical education instructor, you can increase your students’ chances of making the President’s All America Team. Let them practice the seven basic exercises before the tryouts start.
(4) Encourage every student to get in shape and win the Presidential Physical Fitness Award. Can your students snake the President’s All America Team? They’ll never know unless they try out.