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 to be unveiled
On May 4, Brenner Park, Hamilton Park and Robinson Park will benefit from the work of 85 Tournament volunteers, as well as an additional 91 family members and friends. More than 19,500 square feet of mulch and Miracle-Gro products donated by the company
will be used to improve the soil and help ensure that new plants and trees thrive.
The improvement of Central Park will be a larger-scale project, with work resources provided by other parties.
“The Tournament tries very hard to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the City of Pasadena and its residents and visitors. Partnering with Miracle-Gro to improve parks for the enjoyment of everyone is a wonderful opportunity for our members to do something
in the city that will have lasting impact,” said Tournament President Scott Jenkins.
“Miracle-Gro is very proud of its ongoing relationship with the Tournament of Roses Association. Collaborating on these projects gives us the chance to be a part of the Pasadena community, and encourage consumers to participate in not only volunteer beautification
projects around the City, but also bring that enthusiasm and inspiration into their own landscape,” added John Sass, vice president Miracle-Gro.
In addition to the labor provided by the Tournament and the products from Miracle-Gro, the two entities have made a combined cash contribution of $37,000 to fund the effort.
Brenner Park is located at 235 Barthe Drive, Hamilton Park is at 3680 Cartright Street, and Robinson Park is located at 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Central Park is located at 275 S. Raymond Ave.
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About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and a variety of associated events. The Tournament’s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of
the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dreams
Come True,” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. On Jan. 6, 2014, the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on
the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.
About Scotts Miracle-Gro
With nearly $3 billion in worldwide sales and more than 8,000 associates, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care.
The Company’s brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle- Gro®, and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe
exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In the U.S. the Company operates Scotts LawnService®, the second largest residential lawn care service business. In Europe, the Company’s brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®,
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