Press Releases

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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 30, 2017) – Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is most famously known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, was announced today as the 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference” and participate in the pre-game celebration of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on... Read More
19
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 18, 2017) – Today the Tournament of Roses named Isabella Marie Marez as the 100th Rose Queenat the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by radio personality Ellen K of KOST 103.5FM. The announcement follows a month-long selection process with nearly 1000 people participating in interviews.2018 Rose Queen Isabella and the Royal Court will attend numerous community and... Read More
12
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 12, 2017) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 39 float entries that will participate in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference,” on Monday, January 1, 2018.     The floats, listed with the builder, are alphabetical by participating company or organization:24 Hour Fitness (AES)Ag PhD TV and Radio (AES)AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Fiesta Parade Floats)American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc. (... Read More
09
Oct
Throughout the 2017 college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week.For their outstanding performances in week six, Michigan State safety David Dowell and Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate were selected by the 17-person committee.Big Ten Player of the Week
David Dowell, Michigan State
So., S, North Ridgeville, Ohio▪ Intercepted two passes and... Read More
02
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 2, 2017) – Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2018 Royal Court. The Royal Court will attend numerous community and media functions, as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena community at large. The grand finale for the 2018 Royal Court will be riding on a float in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attending the College Football Semifinal at theRose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on Monday,... Read More
28
Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 27, 2017) – Before the final round of interviews, the 37 finalists for the 2018 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House.Nearly 1000 people participated in the interview process and seven of the 37 finalists will be named to the 2018 Royal Court on October 2, 2017. The Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership,... Read More
19
Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 19, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses has selected María Eugenia Carrion, Bradley Kaye, and Jim Suttonto be float judges for the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards based on many criteria including creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation and dramatic impact.The 2018 Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet will announce the award-winning... Read More
14
Sep
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) and the Ivy League announced today that the organizations are partnering for the eighth consecutive year to co-host a press conference and reception, presented by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, to bestow the Asa S. Bushnell Cup to the League’s Football Players of the Year.

Part of the festivities surrounding the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City, the event will take place Monday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m... Read More
05
Sep
The Tournament of Roses announced today that Mack Brown, Cade McNown, Charles Woodson and Dr. Charles West will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017.The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at noon PT on December 30, 2017, outside of the Rose Bowl Stadium, two days prior to the kickoff of the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This year’s game will feature two of the top four teams in... Read More
31
Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 31, 2017) – Tournament of Roses® 2018 President Lance Tibbet is proud to announce 20 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making a Difference.”

     The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)Broken Horn Ropers (Baldwin Park, California)Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)California Highway Patrol... Read More

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