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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
01
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
16
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
03
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
05
Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 5, 2013) – Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history and “the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers” for 64 years, was announced today as the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Tournament of Roses, themed “Dreams Come True.” Scully will ride in the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and toss the coin at the start of the 100th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on January 1, 2014, as well as participate in a number of Tournament-related events... Read More

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