Tournament of Roses® Foundation Givees $100,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations
Grants Benefit 28 San Gabriel Valley Agencies
Pasadena, CA (May 30, 2013) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation President Jacqueline Howard distributed grant checks totaling $100,000 to 28 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley at the Tournament of Roses Foundation Grant Award Reception held yesterday at Tournament House. Seven of the 28 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. These organizations are Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, Los Angeles Wilderness Training, Pasadena Panthers, Inc., Pasadena YMCA, Red Hen Press, The Pasadena Village and Vernon Lee Amateur Gymnastics Academy.
Established in 1983, the Tournament of Roses Foundation is a non-profit corporation that manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses. The Foundation assists charities in the Pasadena area by funding sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, and volunteer motivation and leadership development. These grants, ranging from $1,600 to $7,600 will help support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.
The 2013 Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients (listed by organization and their program or project) are:
- A Noise Within -- Classics Live!, a year-round education program.
- Academy of Music for the Blind -- Hiring of three new teachers.
- Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena -- Year-round Aquatics Program.
- Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills -- One-on-One Mentoring Program.
- Club 21, Learning & Resource Center, Inc. -- One week bike camp to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle without training wheels.
- College Access Plan -- Training sessions for new volunteers and a volunteer recognition program.
- El Centro de Acción Social -- Creating Young Leaders – Summer School in the Park Program.
- Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County -- Outreach to 200 low-income girls in the greater Pasadena area in fall 2013/spring 2014.
- Light Bringer Project -- Three Room 13 creative studios located at John Muir High School, Eliot Middle School and San Rafael Elementary School.
- Los Angeles Children's Chorus -- Musical outreach to children from underserved Pasadena elementary schools via the First Experiences in Singing Program.
- Los Angeles Wilderness Training -- Purchase of infrastructure for the Gear Library.
- Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development -- The Oakbridge Summer Camp, a four-day camp provided to at-risk youth at John Muir High School.
- Mothers' Club Family Learning Center -- Mothers' Club Volunteer Program.
- Pasadena Arts Council -- Support for SAPPA (Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy).
- Pasadena Education Network -- Parents As Leaders program, free volunteer leadership development programs and workshops for parents of PUSD students.
- Pasadena Educational Foundation (Pasadena Unified School District) -- Sports and recreational activities as part of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program.
- Pasadena Museum of History -- 7th & 8th grade Junior Docent volunteers.
- Pasadena Panthers, Inc. -- Purchase new helmets for football program.
- Pasadena Senior Center -- Concerts in the Park, an 11-week series of free evening concerts targeted to a senior population.
- Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra -- The Young Artist's Concert project.
- Pasadena YMCA -- Scholarships for youth civic engagement programs.
- Red Hen Press -- Ten writing workshops for two classrooms at Cleveland Elementary.
- San Gabriel Educational Foundation -- GHS Instrumental Music Program.
- Southwest Chamber Music -- Musical education programs to serve students at two high schools in Pasadena and Alhambra.
- Special Olympics San Gabriel Valley -- Pasadena aquatics program and weekly practices, uniforms, sports equipment and tournament costs.
- The Pasadena Village -- Development and implementation of a volunteer project to recruit, train and retain volunteers.
- Vernon Lee Amateur Gymnastics Academy -- Scholarship program expansion throughout Pasadena and its surrounding communities.
- YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley -- Four-week Girls Empowerment Summer Camp.
The Tournament of Roses Foundation receives donations and gifts from the Tournament of Roses Association, its supporters, and the general public. Organizations or individuals interested in making a contribution or submitting a grant application should contact the Foundation by calling (626) 449-4100 or visiting the Tournament of Roses website: www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation.
[About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®: The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and a variety of associated events. The Tournament's 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "Dreams Come True," will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. On Jan. 6, 2014, the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.]