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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
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
09
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
09
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
09
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
09
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
09
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
09
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 1 BCS-ranked Florida State Seminoles and No. 2 BCS-ranked Auburn Tigers have earned berths to play in the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at 4:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. ET) on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. “The Tournament of Roses is pleased to host the top two teams in college football to play in 16th and final BCS National Championship,” Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins said. “We look forward to a terrific matchup between Auburn and... Read More
06
Dec
PASADENA, CA – The Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena community are working together to enhanced safety measures in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Rose Parade, and the Rose Bowl and BCS Championship Games. Police employees and trained police volunteers are going door-to-door to businesses on Colorado Boulevard educating residents and visitors on the role they play in community safety. This proactive approach is an extension of the nationwide campaign to raise public awareness of... Read More

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