Our Rose Bowl Celebration Mixer was an evening of fun, food and celebration of for the Rose Bowl. Guests had the exclusive opportunity to meet the 2019 Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel and her Royal Court and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation. Big Ten Club members and friends, mingled with other Tournament of Roses board members as well.  

Queen Louise and each Princess said a few words about themselves and answered a few questions from our MC and Big Ten Club Past-President Derek Hildebrandt. See our photos in the gallery at the bottom of the page.



President Libby DuBay with the 2018 Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel and her Royal Court.  

We welcomed guests from Ohio State and other Big Ten schools to celebrate the Rose Bowl. Ohio State University’s Football Coach Urban Meyer even called in to our event! Check out the video below. 



We gave out some amazing raffle prizes including a LA Rams prize basket, Burke Williams gift card and Big Ten Club swag. 


Thank You to Our Sponsor 

We would also like to thank our sponsor SoFi for providing guests a complimentary drink helping make this a fun event for everyone. 

Official Lending Partner of the Big Ten Conference.


Delicious Desserts and More...

Valley Hunt Club catering provided delicious gourmet sliders and fries, plus desserts and special holiday drinks that all the guests were talking about throughout the evening. As always we are honored to have this event at the Valley Hunt Club and thank them for all of their assistance. 

THANK YOU for your help with our Toy Drive

Thanks, to guests who contributed to our toy drive, which were given to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital Los Angeles, which provides the most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care in the western United States.



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  • 2018 Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel and her Royal Court
  • Tournament of Roses Executive Board Members and TOR Past-Presidents.
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses Vice-President Laura Farber and the Rose Queen and her Court.
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses - Rose Queen Committee Members.
  • Big Ten Club Past Presidents.
  • University of Illinois Alumni
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About the Valley Hunt Club


DID YOU KNOW the Valley Hunt Club started the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1890?  

Over the years, the festival expanded to include marching bands and motorized floats. The games on the town lot (which was renamed Tournament Park in 1900) included ostrich races, bronco busting demonstrations, football and a race between a camel and an elephant (the elephant won). Reviewing stands were built along the parade route, and Eastern newspapers began to take notice of the event. In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to take charge of the festival, which had grown too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle. After an interregnum of many decades (except for major anniversaries) the club again entered the parade in 1983, and now every year enters an antique carriage, typically a "roof seat break" pulled by friesian horses with outriders.  The club is the "Formation Area" of each year's Rose Parade.  *source: Wikipedia


The Valley Hunt Club

520 South Orange Grove Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91105

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