Press Releases

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
Month-Long Tryout Process Began with Approximately 900 Pasadena-area Young Ladies PASADENA, CA. (October 8, 2012) – The seven members of the 2013 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House from a group of 33 finalists. As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Royal Court members will attend more than 150 community and media functions leading up to the 124th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and 99th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on Tuesday, January 1, 2013... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: ESPN: Keri Pots at (860) 766-4483; [email protected]
Rose Bowl Game: Gina Chappin at (626) 449-4100; [email protected]
Big Ten Conference: Valerie Todryk Krebs at (847) 696-1010; [email protected]
Pac-12 Conference: Dave Hirsch at 925-932-4411; [email protected] ESPN Reaches Long-Term Extension with Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Big Ten and Pac-12
Rose Bowl Game on ESPN Outlets Through 2026 ESPN has reached a 12-year... Read More
Tournament of Roses Foundation raises $2,000 to support its mission PASADENA, Calif. (March 28, 2012) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation is the proud recipient of a generous donation from El Cholo Cafe. The donation comes as a result of the “Dine-Out Day” fundraiser held at the restaurant on February 29. Tournament members brought family, friends and business associates to El Cholo’s Fiesta Room to share in camaraderie, conversation, food and fun. El Cholo graciously donated $1,000 to the... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 10 BCS ranked Wisconsin Badgers, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 5 BCS ranked Oregon Ducks, Pac-12 Conference champions, have earned berths to play in the 98th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO at 2:10 p.m. PT (5:10 p.m. ET) on Monday, January 2, 2012, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. “The Tournament of Roses is excited to welcome the University of Wisconsin and the University of Oregon to play in The Granddaddy of Them All ®,” Tournament of Roses President... Read More


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