2020 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES LEADERSHIP AND THEME ANNOUNCED

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors has confirmed Laura Farber as President for the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses year.  Farber will provide leadership for the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 106th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

PASADENA, Calif. (January 14, 2019) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations.  The grant awards in 2018 totaled $200,000, which funded 33 organizations. The Foundation has historically funded grantees up to $10,000 per year. This practice will continue for the upcoming grant cycle, and the Foundation is now accepting applications for three $25,000 grant awards as a part of the annual grants process. One of these new awards will be a two-year grant, which will be $25,000 each year. The other two awards will be single-year grants.

PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ANNOUNCES OPENING SPECTACULAR PRESENTED BY Honda AND GRAND FINALE PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO, AND FLOAT PARTICIPANTS

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is thrilled to announce the Opening Spectacular presented by Honda, the Grand Finale presented by Wells Fargo, float participants, and parade lineup for the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. This year’s theme, “The Melody of Life,” celebrates music, the universal language. Music has the power to bring us together and create the soundtracks that define our lives.

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® ANNOUNCES 2019 ROSE QUEEN® LOUISE SISKEL

The Tournament of Roses® has named Louise Deser Siskel as the 101st Rose Queen at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by Chris Schauble, co-anchor of the KTLA 5 Morning News.  The announcement was made by 2019 Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny and follows a month-long selection process with 24 Pasadena area schools participating in interviews. The Rose Queen and Royal Court were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.

10-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER, CHAKA KHAN SELECTED AS 2019 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® GRAND MARSHAL

PASADENA, Calif. (October 17, 2018) – Singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Chaka Khan was announced today as the 2019 Grand Marshal by Tournament of Roses® President Gerald Freeny. Chaka will ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life” and join in the pre-game celebration of the 105th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2019. As an added bonus for millions of viewers around the world, Chaka is scheduled to perform in the parade’s Opening Spectacular.

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® 2019 ROYAL COURT SELECTED

Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.

Tournament Of Roses Announces 100Th Rose Queen Isabella Marez

Today the Tournament of Roses named Isabella Marie Marez as the 100th Rose Queenat the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by radio personality Ellen K of KOST 103.5FM. The announcement follows a month-long selection process with nearly 1000 people participating in interviews.

Tournament Of Roses 2018 Royal Court Selected

Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2018 Royal Court. The Royal Court will attend numerous community and media functions, as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena community at large. The grand finale for the 2018 Royal Court will be riding on a float in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attending the College Football Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on Monday, January 1, 2018.

37 Finalists For The Tournament Of Roses® 2018 Royal Court

Pasadena, CA. (September 28, 2017) – Before the final round of interviews, the 37 finalists for the 2018 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House. Nearly 1000 people participated in the interview process and seven of the 37 finalists will be named to the 2018 Royal Court on October 2, 2017. The Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.