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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
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May
2014 Grant Recipient List Includes Six First-Time Winners PASADENA, Calif. (May 29, 2014) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation President Nancy Neal Davis awarded grant checks totaling $100,000 to 28 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley at the Tournament of Roses Foundation Grant Award Reception held yesterday at Tournament House. Six of the 28 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. These organizations are Alhambra Educational Foundation... Read More
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May
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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Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® President Richard L. Chinen today announced 18 of the 20 marching bands that will participate in the 126th Rose Parade, themed “Inspiring Stories.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Denmark, Japan and Mexico and each brings an inspirational story. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the Rose Bowl Game®. They will be added to the lineup when those schools are... Read More
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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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Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – Lloyd H. Carr, Orlando Pace and Lynn Swann headline the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2013 to be installed at the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony supported by Wells Fargo at noon on Sunday, December 30, 2013, at the Pasadena Convention Center. “In such a special year for the 100th Rose Bowl Game, we are delighted to induct a group of distinguished individuals,” said Tournament of Roses Executive Director Bill Flinn. “They truly personify the qualities that have... Read More
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Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love will kick off the pre-game festivities at the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO with a special performance of the Star-Spangled Banner on January 1, 2014, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. Clayton, Fischer, Hill and Love star in the critically-acclaimed 2013 RADiUS film, 20 Feet From Stardom, by award-winning director Morgan Neville, which spotlights the untold stories of backup singers behind some of the... Read More
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Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 4 BCS-ranked Michigan State Spartans, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 5 BCS-ranked Stanford Cardinal, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, have earned berths to play in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET), Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. “The Tournament of Roses is pleased to once again host the champions of our partner conferences, Michigan State University and Stanford University to play... Read More
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Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Legend will headline the pre-game festivities at the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship, performing the Star-Spangled Banner on January 6, 2014, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. Legend, one of the industry’s most innovative artists, rocketed to stardom with his debut album, Get Lifted. The 2004 platinum piece scored eight Grammy Award nominations for the former session player and vocalist, who backed accomplished artists such as Lauryn... Read More

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