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Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 31, 2017) – Tournament of Roses® 2018 President Lance Tibbet is proud to announce 20 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making a Difference.”

     The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)Broken Horn Ropers (Baldwin Park, California)Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)California Highway Patrol... Read More
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Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 24, 2017) – Free tours of Tournament House will conclude for the year on August 31, 2017. The last tours of 2017 will be offered, at no cost, on August 24 and 31 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. 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 resume in February 2018.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.,... Read More
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Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 1, 2017) – Applications for the 2018 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available on the Tournament of Roses website. The Tournament of Roses invites young ladies to become a part of history in the search for the 100th Rose Queen and 2018 Royal Court.In 1905, Hallie Woods was selected as our first Rose Queen and together with the 1905 Royal Court, began a legacy of service to our community.  Since then, hundreds of young ladies have followed in their footsteps... Read More
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Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 1, 2017) –The Tournament of Roses® announced today that tickets for the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 1, at 9 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,... Read More
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Jul
PASADENA, Calif. (July 21, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation elected Alex Aghajanian, Mark S. Harmsen, Diana Peterson-More and Michael K. Riffey to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. These new members replace outgoing board members Rick Jackson, Katherine Martinez Kleine, Charlie Martinson and Robert B. Miller who provided a combined 20 years of outstanding service and leadership.The Foundation Board also elected officers: Maxine Harris, President; Norma Garcia Kachigian, Vice... Read More
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May
PASADENA, Calif. (May 31, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 45 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. Thirteen of the 45 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. These organizations are: Alhambra High School Mighty Moors Boosters, Altadena Library Foundation, Blair High School PTA, Flintridge Center, Friends of the Temple City Library, Pasadena Community Gardens... Read More
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Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2018 President Lance Tibbet announced 20 of the 22 marching bands that will participate in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making a Difference.” The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan and Panama. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 104th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual,... Read More
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Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Guided tours inside Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark, open to the public. Tours will be offered, at no cost, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. beginning February 2. Last year, over 5000 guests toured the house and gardens.  Visitors enjoy the rich history of the 21-room, Italian-Renaissance-style mansion designed and built in 1906 by architect G. Lawrence Stimson and his father George W. Stimson, a local builder.  The... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – This evening, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Lance Tibbet as President for the 2017-2018 Tournament of Roses year. Tibbet will provide leadership for the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the College Football Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Monday, January 1, 2018.Tibbet announced “Making a Difference” as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme to encourage creativity in float entries... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – This evening, the 2018 Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet announced the leadership and organizational structure for the 2017-2018 Tournament of Roses. Mark Leavens, a Tournament volunteer since 1995, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the Tournament of Roses President in 2025. He will provide leadership for the 136th Rose Parade® and the 111th Rose Bowl Game® on January 1, 2025.Mark Leavens was appointed a Tournament of Roses... Read More

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