Press Releases

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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 4, 2016) – Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2017 Royal Court. Selected from a group of 34 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Association and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 with the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual.The announcement follows a... Read More
29
Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 28, 2016) – The finalists for the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were presented today at Tournament House.Nearly 1000 people participated in the interview process and seven of the 34 finalists will be named to the 2017 Royal Court on October 4, 2016. The Tournament’s Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement, and community and school involvement. Top row, from left... Read More
22
Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 15, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Phil Rulloda, Ronnie Siegel and Carol Togneri to be float judges for the 128th 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 Tournament of Roses will announce the award-winning floats the morning of January 2, 2017... Read More
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Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 22, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses today announced that Bobby Bell, Ricky Ervins, Tommy Prothro, and Art Spander will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016.The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on January 1, 2017 outside of the Rose Bowl Stadium, one day before the kickoff of the 103rd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This year’s game will feature the top available teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12... Read More
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Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 16, 2016) – Free tours of Tournament House, the operating headquarters for the Tournament of Roses® Association, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and the Rose Bowl Game®, will conclude for the year at the end of August. The last tours of 2016 will be offered, at no cost, through the month of August with the last tours scheduled on August 25 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more. Tours of Tournament House will resume in... Read More
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Jul
PASADENA, Calif. (July 26, 2016) – Applications for the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court will be available August 1 via the Tournament of Roses website. Young women from the Pasadena area who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions on September 10 and 12 at Tournament House.To be eligible, an individual must be an unmarried female resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District; be a senior in high school or... Read More
21
Jul
PASADENA, Calif. (July 21, 2016) – Tournament of Roses® 2017 President Brad Ratliff is proud to announce 20 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.”The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)Backcountry Horsemen of California – Mid-Valley Unit (Sonora, California)Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)California Highway Patrol Mounted... Read More
25
May
PASADENA, Calif. (May 25, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 42 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.  Six of the 42 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These organizations are: California Ladyhawks, Jackson PTA, Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation, Marshall Fundamental PTSA, Oakwood Brass - Outreach Project and The Theatre @... Read More
25
May
PASADENA, Calif. (May 25, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation elected Philip V. Orozco and Amy Wainscott to the Foundation Board. These new members replace outgoing board members Laura V. Farber and Karen Palmersheim who provided a combined five years of outstanding service and leadership.The Foundation Board also elected officers: Maxine Harris, vice president; Norma Garcia Kachigian, treasurer; and Jerri Price-Gaines, secretary. Members continuing to serve on the Foundation Board... Read More
23
May
On Saturday, June 18, boys and girls, grades K-8th, are invited to attend the Northwestern Mutual Youth Football Clinic featuring Marcus Robertson and Chad Brown. The event, hosted by the Rose Bowl Game and the City of Pasadena, is a free half-day clinic that will be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium for the first time in its history. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with college football coaches; run offensive, defensive and agility drills; learn proper techniques to... Read More

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