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.

Vons kindly offered a discount on the lunches and donated additional snacks in support of the nurses from Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Volunteer members from the Tournament of Roses deliver the lunches daily on behalf of the Association. Passion Roses, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, has generously donated a bouquet of roses every week to show their appreciation for essential workers.

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities everywhere, we want to thank the hard-working people here in Pasadena, as well as those around the world, who are on the front lines fighting the war against this virus, as well as those working to keep our essential institutions running during the pandemic.

To all: Doctors, Nurses, Medical Personnel, Sanitation Workers, Public Health Workers, Emergency Services Personnel, Farmers, Truckers and Grocery Store Workers – THANK YOU!