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PASADENA, Calif. (November 25, 2014) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian to be float judges for the 126th Rose Parade presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards in a variety of floral and design categories that emphasize fantastic floral presentations (especially in the use of roses), creativity, imagination, beauty, use of theme, humor, dramatic impact and entertainment value.Tournament of Roses President Rich Chinen will... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (October 21, 2014) – The Tournament of Roses today named Madison Elaine Triplett as the 97th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza. Presented by Citizens Business Bank, the announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 700 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Royal Court tryouts. The ceremony was emceed by KTLA Rose Parade® host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards. Rose Queen Madison and the... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - The seven members of the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 31 finalists, the Royal Court will attend as many as 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate with the 126th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 27, 2014) – A limited number of tickets for the 2015 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 28 at 9 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available online at or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000. The pre-sale marks the first time that fans will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the inaugural College Football Playoff... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 20, 2014) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® President Richard L. Chinen has announced the 18 outstanding equestrian units that will ride in the 126th Rose Parade, themed “Inspiring Stories.” The 18 groups selected are (listed alphabetically by group): 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment Budweiser Clydesdales Hawaii Pa’u Riders Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team Los Angeles County Fire Department The Martinez Family Medieval Times Dinner... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 15, 2014) – Free tours of Tournament House, part of the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and the Rose Bowl Game®, will conclude for the year at the end of this month. The last tours of 2014 will be offered, at no cost, on August 21 and 28, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the house was once the home of... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 11, 2014) – Applications for the 2014-2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available online at the Tournament’s website. Young women from the Pasadena area who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial tryout sessions on September 13 or 15. 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 enrolled as a full-time... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (July 30, 2014) – Nancy Neal Davis, president of the Tournament of Roses® Foundation, announced the election of Shannon Boalt, Laura Farber, Rick Jackson, Brian James, and Charles Martinson to the Foundation’s board of directors. These new members replace outgoing board members Dave Davis, Ciran Hadjian, Mike Hagedorn, Jacqueline Howard and Lance Tibbet, who provided a combined 17 years of outstanding service and leadership to the Foundation board. Shannon Boalt has lived in... Read More
Tournament of Roses Statement with regards to Louis Zamperini: The Tournament of Roses expresses our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Louis Zamperini. We will remember and honor the courage and grace that made Louis who he was, and hope that by sharing his life’s story, we can uphold the values which built his strength, perseverance and his ability to forgive others. Louis’ life serves as an inspiration to us all, and we are committed to honoring him as the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Rose... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (May 9, 2014) – Olympian and World War II prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini, a true American hero who survived excessive hardships was announced today as the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Tournament of Roses, themed “Inspiring Stories.” Zamperini, age 97, will ride in the 126th Rose Parade® presented by Honda on January 1, 2015.Tournament of Roses President, Richard L. Chinen, made the announcement at a press conference and public event at Tournament House in Pasadena. In his... Read More


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