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 2018 Rose Queen and her Royal Court and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation President Lance Tibbet. Big Ten Club members and friends, mingled with other Tournament of Roses board members as well.  

Queen Isabella 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. 

We welcomed guests from Georgia to celebrate the Rose Bowl and they were on a roll by winning 2 of our club swag raffle prizes.  Check out our photo gallery at the bottom of the page.  

President Lisa Winger with the 2018 Rose Queen Isabella and her Royal Court.  

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.

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 brought toy donations, which were given to Elizabeth House, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children. 

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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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