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PASADENA, Calif.– In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the Tournament of Roses has announced a special program to honor great players and coaches throughout the history of The Granddaddy of Them All. Members of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) will select one Rose Bowl Game representative from each decade to comprise an All-Century Class. In addition, one overall player and one overall coach will be highlighted at a press conference on Selection Sunday, which will... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (September 5, 2013) – Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, an icon in American sports history and “the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers” for 64 years, was announced today as the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Tournament of Roses, themed “Dreams Come True.” Scully will ride in the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and toss the coin at the start of the 100th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on January 1, 2014, as well as participate in a number of Tournament-related events... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 22, 2013) – Applications for the 2013-2014 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 14 or 16. The month-long selection process will culminate with the announcement of the Royal Court on October 7, and then the announcement and coronation of the 96th Rose Queen on... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 13, 2013) – Free tours of Tournament House, part of the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO, will conclude for the year at the end of this month. The last tours of 2013 will be offered, at no cost, on August 15, 22 and 29, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more. Located at 391 S.... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (July 24, 2013) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® President R. Scott Jenkins has announced the 16 outstanding equestrian units that will participate in the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True.” The 16 groups selected are (listed alphabetically by group): All American Cowgirl Chicks, Marshal: Trish Lynn Budweiser Clydesdales, Marshal: Doug Bousselot Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club, Marshal: Leslie Foxvog Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team, Marshal:... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation has elected Nancy Neal Davis as its new president. In addition, Tournament of Roses Association members Gerald Freeny and Karen Palmersheim will join the board, as will Norma Garcia Kachigian and Jerri Price-Gaines. Outgoing president Jacqueline Howard remains on the board, as do Dave Davis, Mike Hagedorn, Lance Tibbet and Mike Ward. Katherine Martinez Kleine and Ciran Hadjian will continue as Vice President and Treasurer... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (April 30, 2013) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association and Miracle-Gro® have partnered to improve and enhance parks in the city of Pasadena through a project dubbed “White Suits Green Thumbs” – “white suits” being a reference to the traditional New Year’s Day uniform of Association volunteer members – that will have members digging, planting and utilizing Miracle-Gro products in three parks on Saturday, May 4. A fourth park will undergo a more extensive transformation... Read More
Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez reigns as 95th Rose Queen® for the 2013 Tournament of Roses® Themed Oh, the Places You’ll Go!™ PASADENA, Calif. (October 25, 2012) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2013 President, Sally Bixby, crowned the 95th Rose Queen®, Vanessa Manjarrez, today in an official Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank at the Pasadena Convention Center and supported by Royal Court sponsors Macy*s and Mikimoto. “Queen Vanessa and our six Rose Princesses are all... Read More
CONTACT: Tracie Dittemore 913-341-8151 BCS National Championship Game in 2014 Changed to Monday, January 6
Was Originally Scheduled for Tuesday, January 7 Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the BCS Group, announced today that the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game for 2014 has been moved to Monday, January 6. The game, to be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium, had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, January 7. “Moving the game closer to the weekend makes it... Read More
95th Rose Queen® and Royal Court Receive Wardrobe from Macy*s, Hair and Makeup Styling from Amadeus Salon and Spa, Gowns From Tadashi and Crowns and Tiaras From Mikimoto PASADENA, Calif. (October 16, 2012) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses named Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez as the 95th Rose Queen today. This announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who... Read More


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