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Dec
PASADENA, Calif. (December 1, 2016) – Tournament of Roses Executive Vice President and Chair of the Executive Search Committee, Lance Tibbet announced the hire of David Eads as the new Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.  Currently, Eads is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and will be officially joining the Tournament of Roses team in February, 2017.Eads has held senior... Read More
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Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 30, 2016) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 40 float entries that will participate in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.”The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):24 Hour FitnessAESAIDS Healthcare FoundationFiestaAmerican Armenian Rose Float AssociationPhoenixAmerican Honda Motor Co.PhoenixBDK, a Singpoli AffiliateParadisoBurbank Tournament of Roses... Read More
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Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 3, 2016) – Today Janet Evans, Allyson Felix, and Greg Louganis were announced as the 2017 Tournament of Roses® Grand Marshals. Evans, Felix and Louganis will ride in the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success” on Monday, January 2, 2017.  The three Olympic legends and Southern California natives represent the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid committee working to bring the Games back to the City of Angels in 2024.Tournament of... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 20, 2016) – Today the Tournament of Roses named Victoria Cecilia Castellanos as the 99th Rose Queen® at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank at The Pasadena Playhouse. The announcement follows a month-long selection process with nearly 1000 people participating in interviews. Masters of Ceremonies were Chuck Henry from NBC4 Southern California and 1988 Rose Queen Julie Myers King.Rose Queen Victoria and the Royal Court will... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 5, 2016) –The Tournament of Roses® announced today that they will hold a pre-sale for tickets to the 2017 Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.Tickets will be available online or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000. The sale will give fans the first opportunity to secure tickets for the Granddaddy of Them All®, which will take place Monday, January 2, 1 p.m.... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 4, 2016) – Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2017 Royal Court. Selected from a group of 34 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Association and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 with the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual.The announcement follows a... Read More
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Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 28, 2016) – The finalists for the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were presented today at Tournament House.Nearly 1000 people participated in the interview process and seven of the 34 finalists will be named to the 2017 Royal Court on October 4, 2016. The Tournament’s Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement, and community and school involvement. Top row, from left... Read More
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Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 15, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Phil Rulloda, Ronnie Siegel and Carol Togneri to be float judges for the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards based on many criteria including creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation and dramatic impact.The Tournament of Roses will announce the award-winning floats the morning of January 2, 2017... Read More
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Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 16, 2016) – 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 2016 will be offered, at no cost, through the month of August with the last tours scheduled on August 25 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more. Tours of Tournament House will resume in... Read More
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May
PASADENA, Calif. (May 25, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 42 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.  Six of the 42 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These organizations are: California Ladyhawks, Jackson PTA, Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation, Marshall Fundamental PTSA, Oakwood Brass - Outreach Project and The Theatre @... Read More

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