PASADENA, Calif. (October 5, 2021) – Today, LeVar Burton was announced as the 2022 Grand Marshal of the 133rd Rose Parade presented by Honda. He is an actor, director, educator and lifelong children's literacy advocate. Tournament of Roses® President Bob Miller revealed the closely guarded secret with fanfare on the front steps of Tournament House.
PASADENA, Calif. (October 4, 2021) – Today, the Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank. Members of the 2022 Royal Court will serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area, and will each receive a $7,500 educational scholarship. The Rose Queen® and Royal Court are iconic traditions, steeped in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ history and continue as a treasured legacy.
29 Finalists Selected for the Tournament of Roses 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank
PASADENA, Calif. (September 28, 2021) – Before the final round of interviews, the 29 finalists for the 2022 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House. Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process and seven of the finalists will be named to the 2022 Royal Court on October 4, 2021.
PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES KICKS OFF DISTRIBUTION OF OVER 14,000 BOOKS DONATED BY THE UPS STORE TO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
PASADENA, Calif. (September 8, 2021) – Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses celebrated International Literacy Day by starting the month-long distribution of 14,000 books generously donated by The UPS Store® network to public elementary schools in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). Through the collective efforts of Tournament of Roses volunteers, The UPS Store, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PUSD and the Pasadena Educational Foundation, San Rafael Elementary School was the first recipient of a variety of 12 different book titles relevant to each grade level.
PASADENA, Calif. (September 2, 2021) – Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced the second annual Día de Muertos art competition, a celebration of art. In partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles and the Lucille & Edward R. Roybal Foundation, winners will be awarded scholarships and gift cards in three age categories: 4-8, 9-13 and 14-18.
PASADENA, Calif. (August 26, 2021) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is proud to announce 18 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 133rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.”
PASADENA, Ca. (July 26, 2021) – Applications for the 2022 Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank will be available on Monday, July 26 on the Tournament of Roses website. The 2022 Royal Court members will each receive a $7,500 educational scholarship and serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community and the greater Los Angeles area.
PASADENA, Calif. (July 22, 2021) – As the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and our community partners actively plan for the 2022 Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the second in a series of sneak previews of floral float entries points to the joy America’s New Year Celebration® will bring to a worldwide audience on January 1, 2022.
PASADENA, Calif. (June 17, 2021) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, in partnership with Cal Poly Rose Float, has launched Rose STEM presented by Verizon. The series of virtual programs will introduce middle and high school students to STEM concepts used to create a Rose Parade® float, with a goal to reach more than 500 students from the greater Los Angeles area.
PASADENA, Calif. (May 27, 2021) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2021 grant awards, totaling more than $230,000, to 27 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.