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Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2014) – Tournament House, the operating headquarters of the Tournament of Roses Association®, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®, will re-open for weekly public tours on Feb. 6. Tours will be offered, at no cost, each Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through August 28. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more people. Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the 100 year-old mansion, completed and sold in 1914, was once the home... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014) – In a ceremony tonight, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association’s Board of Directors confirmed Richard L. Chinen as President for the 2014-2015 Tournament year. Chinen will provide leadership for the 126th Rose Parade and the 101st Rose Bowl Game®, which will host the first College Football semifinal, on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.Chinen revealed “Inspiring Stories” as the theme for the 126th Rose Parade. “The 2015 theme allows us to reflect on and appreciate... Read More
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Jan
2014 Float Award Winners (PDF) AWARD DESCRIPTION PARTICIPANT THEME BUILDER PARADE ENTRY PAST PRESIDENTS' Most Creative Design & Use of Both Floral & Non-Floral Materials Western Asset Management Co So close, yet Safari away Phoenix Decorating 9 GOVERNOR'S Best Depiction of Life In California City of Glendale Let's Be Neighbors Phoenix Decorating 11 SWEEPSTAKES Most Beautiful Entry in Parade With Outstanding Floral Presentation & Design Dole Packaged Foods Sunrise at the... Read More
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Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 22, 2013) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Cheryl Cecchetto, James Folsom and René van Rems to be float judges for the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. Twenty-four of the 46 floral masterpieces entered in the parade will receive awards in a variety of categories and specifications. Judges’ scores will be based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association today named Ana Marie Acosta as the 96th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena. Presented by Citizens Business Bank with support from Macy*s and Mikimoto, the announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Royal Court tryouts. The ceremony was emceed by CNN’s “New Day” news anchor Michaela Pereira. Rose Queen Ana... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 17, 2013) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association today announced that Michaela Pereira, news anchor of the CNN morning show “New Day,” will emcee the 2014 Rose Queen® Announcement and Coronation on October 24 at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena. Tickets are now available for purchase by the public from Sharp Seating Company. The event is sponsored by Citizens Business Bank with support from Macy*s and Mikimoto. Before working at CNN, Pereira co-hosted... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 15, 2013) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association has announced the 45 float entries that will participate in the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True.” The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by sponsoring company or organization): AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fiesta Parade Floats American Honda, Phoenix Decorating Company The Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation, Fiesta Parade Floats Burbank Tournament of... Read More
07
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 7, 2013) – The seven members of the 2014 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 30 finalists, the Royal Court will attend more than 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate with the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 100th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO. The announcement follows a month-long... Read More
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Oct
2014 Tournament of Roses®
Royal Court Finalists
October 3, 2013   Top row, from left: #686 Noelle Pablo (San Marino High School), #690 Jamie Fadley (San Marino High School), #801 Olivia Connolly (Maranatha High School), #937 Eloise DiMase-Nordling (La Cañada High School),#707 Catherine Tereszczuk (Temple City High School), #689 Veronica Mejia (San Marino High School) Fourth row, from left: #452 Candace Raymond (Maranatha High School),#506 Adelle Higley (Maranatha High School... Read More
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Sep
PASADENA, Calif. – On Tuesday, September 24, the Tournament of Roses unveiled the 100th Rose Bowl Game commemorative plaque at the Rose Bowl Stadium. “We are excited to have a permanent plaque at the Rose Bowl Stadium that celebrates the 100th Rose Bowl Game,” Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins said. “We hope this plaque serves as a reminder to all who visit the stadium that this game would not be reaching this milestone without the support of the city of Pasadena, its residents,... Read More

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