PASADENA, Calif. (June 18, 2020) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2020 grant awards totaling over $140,000 presented to 16 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors. Due to COVID-19, many of the grant recipients were able to adjust their service approach to comply with physical distancing, while others pivoted their programming to meet community needs related to the pandemic.
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We are heartbroken about the tragedy that is enveloping our country following the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and too many others, as well as the systemic racism that has long fueled it. To our community – we recognize your pain, frustration and fatigue over the horrible injustices faced by Black people for far too long.
PASADENA, Calif. (May 28, 2020) – Today, the Tournament of Roses® hosted the first-ever virtual Rosebud Parade, featuring homemade floats. While our staff and volunteer members are diligently working on the 2021 Rose Parade® presented by Honda, we thought we’d have a little joy along the way.
PASADENA, Calif. (May 4, 2020) –The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced today a $100,000 donation in support of local COVID-19 relief efforts in the Pasadena community. All funds will go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (LARFB), the largest food provider and distributor to food banks and pantries across the County of Los Angeles. Specifically, the Tournament’s donation will be used to support the nine Pasadena food providers affiliated with the Food Bank. Working through their local providers, the Food Bank is able to provide four meals for every $1 donated. The Pasadena partner agencies provide food to anyone in need and include Foothill Unity Center, Friends In Deed, The Salvation Army and others.
PASADENA, Calif. (April 30, 2020) –The Tournament of Roses® is extending our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the work of essential employees in the community, especially during this unprecedented time. Last week, the Tournament of Roses began providing lunches to nurses staffing the drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Rose Bowl Stadium and has committed to delivering lunches for five to seven weeks, or as needed. Today, Tournament of Roses President Bob Miller surprised the nurses with bouquets of roses, with a message that we’re all in this together.
PASADENA, Calif. (April 9, 2020) – You’re invited to join the Tournament of Roses® as we host our first-ever virtual parade, featuring floats homemade by you. We’re excited to see what those creative, young minds can build! While our staff and volunteer members are diligently working on the 2021 Rose Parade® presented by Honda, we thought we’d have a little celebration along the way.
PASADENA, Calif. (March 9, 2020) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced today the selection of Carlos Illingworth as the new Senior Director of Community Relations for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
PASADENA, Calif. (March 4, 2020) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has selected 21 of the marching bands that will participate in the 132nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” The announcement of the 2021 Marching Bands comes as we celebrate National Marching Band Day.
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2020) – The second annual #ThisGen youth empowerment forum, presented by East West Bank, is returning to Pasadena. Geared toward high school and college-aged students, #ThisGen2020 is an impactful day filled with inspirational conversation with star athletes, industry innovators, talented artists, writers and more. This Tournament of Roses® event will feature opportunities to mix and mingle with speakers and community leaders. #ThisGen aims to not only inspire the next generation of leaders but provide a great opportunity for networking.
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2020) – Our doors are open, and you’re invited! Guided tours inside Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark, open to the public. Tours will be offered, at no cost, every Thursday at 2 and 3 p.m. beginning today, February 6. Tournament of Roses® volunteers from the Heritage Committee, knowledgeable of the organization’s history and details of the house, conduct the tours.