Press Releases

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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 13, 2015) – Today the Tournament of Roses announces a first-of-its-kind deal with corporate sponsor, Northwestern Mutual. As a sponsor of America’s New Year Celebration – including presenting sponsorship of the Rose Bowl Game and official sponsorship of the Rose Parade® presented by Honda — Northwestern Mutual will align its core values of teamwork, planning, strength, honor and discipline with the tradition, heritage and overall spirit on display each year in Pasadena... Read More
07
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 7, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® announced today that they would hold a pre-sale for tickets to the 2016 Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 9 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.Tickets will be available online or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000. The sale will give fans the first opportunity to secure tickets for the Granddaddy of Them All®, which will take place Friday, January 1, at 1:30... Read More
05
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 5, 2015) – The seven members of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 39 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate with the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual.The announcement follows a month-... Read More
25
Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 24, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses today announced that Mark Brunell, Fritz Pollard, Tyrone Wheatley and Jim Muldoon will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame presented by Northwestern Mutual as the Class of 2015.The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at noon PT on Dec. 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center, two days before the kickoff of the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. After serving as a semifinal game for the... Read More
24
Sep
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 25, 2015) – Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards announced today that after a thirty-eight and thirty-five year run (respectively) as hosts of the KTLA Rose Parade broadcast,  the 2016 “Find Your Adventure” Rose Parade presented by Honda will be their last. “KTLA is profoundly grateful to Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards for their incredible dedication to this television station,” said KTLA President/General Manager, Don Corsini. “Bob and Steph are... Read More
11
Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 11, 2015) – Tournament of Roses® 2016 President Mike Matthiessen today announced 19 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure."The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Horse Detachment - Fort HoodAmerican Endurance Ride ConferenceAnheuser Busch Budweiser ClydesdalesCalizona Appaloosa Horse ClubDakota Thunder ShiresLong Beach Mounted PoliceLos Angeles County Sheriff’s... Read More
04
Aug
PASADENA, Calif. (August 4, 2015) – Applications for the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available online 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 12 and 15 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
28
Jul
PASADENA, Calif. (July 28, 2015) – 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 2015 will be offered, at no cost, through the month of August with the last tours scheduled on August 27 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the... Read More
19
May
PASADENA, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 42 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.  Ten of the 42 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These organizations are: About Productions, American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, Jericho Road Pasadena, Life Skills FORE Pasadena Youth, Inc., Mark Keppel High School Drama Boosters, Marshall... Read More
12
Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2016 President Mike Matthiessen today announced 18 of the 20 marching bands that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Guatemala, Japan and Mexico. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. They will be added to the lineup... Read More

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