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1959 NATIONAL YOUTH FITNESS WEEK
May 04, 1959
A PROCLAMATION
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May 04, 1959

1959 National Youth Fitness Week

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COLLEGE FACILITIES FOR SPORTS AND RECREATION
Sports with the most facilities are tennis, softball and basketball

Total Number

FACILITIES

Colleges With

PERCENT

Colleges Without

PERCENT

3,096

TENNIS COURTS (outtd'r)

356

91

39

10

1,390

SOFTBALL DIAMONDS

345

88

50

11

1,141

BASKETBALL COURTS

388

98

7

1

840

BOWLING ALLEYS

127

32

268

68

799

FOOTBALL FIELDS

338

84

57

13

756

PLAY AREAS

233

59.5

162

41

728

HANDBALL COURTS

213

54

182

46

592

GYMNASIUMS

348

88

47

11

517

BASEBALL DIAMONDS

350

89

45

11

372

SOCCER FIELDS

218

55

177

45

335

TRACKS (outd'r)

309

78

86

21

328

RIFLE RANGES

204

51

191

48

316

ARCHERY RANGES

215

55

180

45

304

FOOTBALL STADIUMS

304

78

91

22

287

SWIMMING POOLS (ind'r)

218

55

177

45

284

TENNIS COURTS (ind'r)

106

26

289

73

274

WRESTLING ROOMS

244

61

151

38

184

TRACKS (ind'r)

162

41

233

59

176

GOLF COURSES

146

38

249

62

163

GOLF RANGES (ind'r)

104

26

291

72

155

FIELD HOUSES

144

38

251

62

110

GOLF RANGES (outd'r)

81

21

314

79

88

SWIMMING POOLS (outd'r)

71

18

324

81

50

ICE-RINKS (outd'r)

45

11

350

88

38

ICE RINKS (ind'r)

37

9

358

90

6

GOLF GREENS

4

391

100

6

TOBOGGAN SLIDES

1

394

100

4

ROLLER RINKS

4

391

100

A PROCLAMATION

Whereas the ongoing strength of our Nation depends upon the health of our young people; and

Whereas we must always strive to improve the fitness of our youth by determined and coordinated efforts; and

Whereas, in this challenging world, it is essential that our young people recognize their obligation to themselves, to their families, and to the Nation, to endeavor to keep themselves mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically fit; and

Whereas the President's Council on Youth Fitness has recommended that a National Youth Fitness Week be designated:

Now, therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower , President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning May 3, 1959, as National Youth Fitness Week.

I request officials of the Government, and I urge parents, young people, and interested local and national organizations, to use all appropriate means during that week to promote programs and activities demonstrating the importance of youth fitness to the end that we may assure the continuing strength and well-being of our people.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this thirty-first day of January in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-third.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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