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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2016) – In a ceremony this evening, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Brad Ratliff as president for the 2016-2017 Tournament year.  Ratliff will provide leadership for the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Monday, January 2, 2017.Ratliff announced “Echoes of Success” as the theme for the 128th Rose Parade. “Echoes of Success celebrates those... Read More
01
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (January 1, 2016) -- Today, The Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda.  These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.The 2016 Rose Parade float award-winners are (alphabetically):  AWARDDESCRIPTIONPARTICIPANT NAMETHEME BUILDERUNIT #AnimationBest animation and motion.Sierra Madre Rose Float AssociationRollin' On The RiverSelf-Built73Bob Hope HumorMost... Read More
24
Dec
Learn all about the 2016 Rose Parade and find exclusive behind-the-scene photos, videos, parade trivia and more with our Official Digital Rose Parade Program. The Digital Parade Program for tablets and smart phones is now available for free download in the Mac App Store (iPad version), Mac App Store (iPhone version), and in Google Play.You can also access a digital version for all internet browsers HERE.

07
Dec
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation will be sponsoring a booth at this year's "Showcase of Floats" on January 1st through 3rd. Please stop by to visit for a chance to win a “Find Your Adventure” basket with 4 Disneyland Tickets and 4 Rose Parade tickets.  No purchase necessary to enter.  If you cannot enter in person, please send a post card with your name, address and contact information (phone and e-mail address) to Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation, ATTN: Find Your... Read More
06
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 5 CFP-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, runner-up of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 6 CFP-ranked Stanford Cardinal, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, have earned berths to play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET), Friday, January 1, 2016, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.“The Tournament of Roses is thrilled to host Iowa and Stanford at this year’s Rose Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl Management Committee chairperson Scott Jenkins. “We... Read More
17
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 17, 2015) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 44 float entries that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.”The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fiesta Parade FloatsAmerican Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc., Phoenix Decorating CompanyAmerican Honda, Phoenix Decorating CompanyThe Bachelor, Fiesta Parade... Read More
10
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 10, 2015) – Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most admired documentaries about the history of the United States, was announced today as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Throughout his almost 40-year career making documentary films, Burns, age 62, has been honored with countless awards, including 14 Emmy® Awards, two Grammy® Awards and two Oscar® nominations. Burns will ride in the 127th Rose Parade® presented by... Read More
02
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 2, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 grant assistance program. In 2016, the total amount awarded to local charities will remain at $200,000.  Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $2.7 million in more than 180 Pasadena-area organizations. Grants typically range from $1,000 up to $10,000 per organization.  The grant award maximum is $10,000.  The grant awards in 2015 totaled $... Read More
29
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 29, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Tom Bowling, Timothy Lindsay and Jodie Petersen to be float judges for the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation and dramatic impact.Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen will announce the award-winning floats the morning of... Read More

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