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PASADENA, Calif. (August 11, 2015) – Tournament of Roses® 2016 President Mike Matthiessen today announced 19 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.”     The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Horse Detachment - Fort HoodAmerican Endurance Ride ConferenceAnheuser Busch Budweiser ClydesdalesCalizona Appaloosa Horse ClubDakota Thunder ShiresLong Beach Mounted... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 4, 2015) – Applications for the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available online via the Tournament of Roses website. Young women from the Pasadena area who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions on September 12 and 15 at Tournament House.To be eligible, an individual must be an unmarried female resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District; be a senior in high school or... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (July 28, 2015) – Free tours of Tournament House, the operating headquarters for the Tournament of Roses® Association, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and the Rose Bowl Game®, will conclude for the year at the end of August. The last tours of 2015 will be offered, at no cost, through the month of August with the last tours scheduled on August 27 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (June 8, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation elected Katherine Martinez Kleine as its new president and Tournament of Roses Association members Ken Burrows, Mitchell S. Ing and Dr. Robert B. Miller to the Foundation board. These new members replace outgoing board members Gerald Freeny, Brian James and Mike Ward who provided a combined nine years of outstanding service and leadership.The Foundation board also elected officers: Nancy Neal Davis, vice president;... Read More
On Saturday, June 27, boys and girls, ages 5 to 14, from Pasadena and the surrounding region are invited to attend the Northwestern Mutual Youth Football Clinic hosted by the Rose Bowl Game.  This free half-day clinic will be held at Robinson Park (1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) in Pasadena and participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with college football coaches; run offensive, defensive and agility drills; learn proper techniques to promote on-field safety; and learn about... Read More
Richard N. Frank, a Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame member and honorary member of the Tournament of Roses, passed away on May 20 at his home in Pasadena. The chairman emeritus of Lawry’s restaurants was 92.Frank was the founder of the longest running pre-bowl game tradition in college football known as the "Lawry's Beef Bowl." He was a great friend and supporter of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.Lawry's The Prime Rib of Beverly Hills hosts each participating Rose Bowl team at their... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 42 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.  Ten of the 42 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These organizations are: About Productions, American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, Jericho Road Pasadena, Life Skills FORE Pasadena Youth, Inc., Mark Keppel High School Drama Boosters, Marshall... Read More
 PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2016 President Mike Matthiessen today announced 18 of the 20 marching bands that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Guatemala, Japan and Mexico. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. They will be added to the... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2015) -- The National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® today announced a collaboration between the two organizations, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016.“We are delighted to form this historic partnership that will bring about a great level of visibility to the National Park Service on the first day of our centennial year,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Our relationship is a tribute to our mutual... Read More


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