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Aug
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
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Jul
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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Jul
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
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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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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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Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the Tournament of Roses created a special program to honor great players and coaches throughout the history of The Granddaddy of Them All. Over the course of the regular season, members of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selected one Rose Bowl Game representative from each decade to comprise an All-Century Class.  The panelists, spanning media outlets across the country, also nominated one overall player... Read More

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