PASADENA, Calif. (May 30, 2013) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation President Jacqueline Howard distributed 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. Seven of the 28 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. These organizations are Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, Los Angeles Wilderness Training, Pasadena Panthers, Inc., Pasadena YMCA, Red Hen Press, The Pasadena Village and Vernon Lee Amateur Gymnastics Academy.

Established in 1983, the Tournament of Roses Foundation is a non-profit corporation that manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses. The Foundation assists charities in the Pasadena area by funding sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, and volunteer motivation and leadership development. These grants, ranging from $1,600 to $7,600 will help support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.

The 2013 Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients are:



A Noise Within

Classics Live!, a year-round education program

Academy of Music for the Blind

Hiring of three new teachers

Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena

Year-round Aquatics Program

Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills

One-on-One Mentoring Program

Club 21, Learning & Resource Center, Inc.

One week bike camp to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle without training wheels

College Access Plan

Training sessions for new volunteers and a volunteer recognition program

El Centro de Acción Social

Creating Young Leaders – Summer School in the Park Program

Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County

Outreach to 200 low-income girls in the greater Pasadena area in fall 2013/spring 2014

Light Bringer Project

Three Room 13 creative studios located at John Muir High School, Eliot Middle School and San Rafael Elementary School

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus

Musical outreach to children from underserved Pasadena elementary schools via the First Experiences in Singing Program

Los Angeles Wilderness Training

Purchase of infrastructure for the Gear Library

Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development

The Oakbridge Summer Camp, a four-day camp provided to at-risk youth at John Muir High School

Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

Mothers' Club Volunteer Program

Pasadena Arts Council

Support for SAPPA (Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy)

Pasadena Education Network

Parents As Leaders program, free volunteer leadership development programs and workshops for parents of PUSD students

Pasadena Educational Foundation

(Pasadena Unified School District)

ports and recreational activities as part of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program

Pasadena Museum of History

7th & 8th grade Junior Docent volunteers

Pasadena Panthers, Inc.

Purchase new helmets for football program

Pasadena Senior Center

Concerts in the Park, an 11-week series of free evening concerts targeted to a senior population

Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra

The Young Artist’s Concert project

Pasadena YMCA

Scholarships for youth civic engagement programs

Red Hen Press

Ten writing workshops for two classrooms at Cleveland Elementary

San Gabriel Educational Foundation

GHS Instrumental Music Program

Southwest Chamber Music

Musical education programs to serve students at two high schools in Pasadena and Alhambra

Special Olympics San Gabriel Valley

Pasadena aquatics program and weekly practices, uniforms, sports equipment and tournament costs

The Pasadena Village

Development and implementation of a volunteer project to recruit, train and retain volunteers

Vernon Lee Amateur Gymnastics Academy

Scholarship program expansion throughout Pasadena and its surrounding communities

YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley

The four-week Girls Empowerment Summer Camp

The Tournament of Roses Foundation receives donations and gifts from the Tournament of Roses Association, its supporters, and the general public. Organizations or individuals interested in making a contribution or submitting a grant application should contact the Foundation by calling (626) 449-4100 or visiting the Tournament of Roses website: www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation.

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