At the end of last month, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation changed its traditional mission of protecting the Rose Bowl’s future, to protecting our community’s future. The “Rose Bowl Community Response Fund” has raised significant dollars to support the many families of Pasadena Unified School District affected by the recent school and job closures, by providing weekend lunches. In addition to raising funds, the Rose Bowl Stadium has worked with key partners to engage and donate additional products on top of the pre-packaged meals provided.
Throughout the campaign, the Rose Bowl Community Response Fund has raised over $36,000 and has been able to distribute over 8,500 lunches to hundreds of PUSD families in need. The Rose Bowl Stadium and Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation wants to thank those who have donated to such an important effort.
Proud partners of the Rose Bowl Stadium and Rose Bowl Community Response Fund include Recover 180, Fiji Water and Top Chops have graciously donated their products to help in feeding the students of the Pasadena Unified School district during these difficult times. Fiji Water has donated 4,080 premium water bottles for the student lunches, Recover 180 has donated 2,500 bottles of their isotonic hydration beverage filled with electrolytes, vitamins, and plant-based extracts and Top Chops beef jerky has donated 2,500 snack bags of jerky to feed the students. Additionally, friends of the Rose Bowl Stadium and Legacy Foundation, READY Protein has donated 27,000 protein bars to the program and Liquid IV donated over 4,500 of their Oral Rehydration Solution packets that help the body absorb 2-3 times more water for the school lunches and Pasadena First Responders. These donations have been greatly appreciated by the Rose Bowl Stadium in all their efforts to provide to those in need during these difficult days.
Anyone can donate a tax-deductible gift at www.RoseBowlResponseFund.org in support of the PUSD families. As America’s Stadium, the Rose Bowl wouldn’t be what it is today without a community that has supported it for nearly 100 years — we are thankful for the opportunity to impact the community in a positive way during this time.
About the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation
Formed in 2010, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to financially ensure the protection, preservation and enhancement of the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. The Foundation has established funding for key capital improvement initiatives, educational programming and heritage protection due to the generosity of supporters from around the world who are invested in its premier future.
About the Rose Bowl Stadium
The Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches and the World’s Largest Flea Market.
A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game.