RITA MORENO, GINA TORRES AND LAURIE HERNANDEZ SELECTED AS 2020 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES GRAND MARSHALS

PASADENA, Calif. (October 15, 2019) – Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez were announced today as the 2020 Grand Marshals by Tournament of Roses® President Laura Farber. They will ride in the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope” and join in the pre-game celebration of the 106th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2020.

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® 2020 ROYAL COURT ANNOUNCED

Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2020 Royal Court. Members of the 2020 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.

25 FINALISTS SELECTED FOR THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES 2020 ROYAL COURT

Before the final round of interviews, the 25 finalists for the 2020 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House. Applicants from 45 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process and seven of the 25 finalists will be named to the 2020 Royal Court on September 30, 2019. Members of the 2020 Royal Court 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.

EQUESTRIANS SET TO RIDE IN 2020 ROSE PARADE

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is proud to announce 17 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope.”  

TOURS OF TOURNAMENT HOUSE TO CONCLUDE FOR 2019

Tours of Tournament House will conclude for the year at the end of August 2019. The last free public tours will be offered on August 29 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. Tours of Tournament House, the operating headquarters for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association, which produces the annual Rose Parade® and the Rose Bowl Game®, will resume in February 2020.

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ANNOUNCES 2020 FLOAT JUDGES

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Phil Hettema and Lilit Khatchaturian as judges for the 2020 Float Awards sponsored by FTD. Each year, three judges select winners based on various criteria ranging from creative design and thematic interpretation to floral craftsmanship and artistic merit, to computerized animation and thematic interpretation. The Sweepstakes Trophy is presented to the most beautiful float entry encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainment.

PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES FOUNDATION ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors and new officers. Since its inception in 1983, the Pasadena Tournament of Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations. Community programs receive grants in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® FOUNDATION CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2019 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 23 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors. Since its inception, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has funded over $3 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association.