Rose Bowl Parade/Ticket Drawing on Wednesday

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee’s annual float fundraiser drawing for the Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience will be held at the Nov. 7 City Council meeting

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Alan Vlacich, a member of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee, is selling raffle tickets for the Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience

It’s called the Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience and three top prizes are up for grabs.

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses officials hope community members will dig deep into their pockets to take part in a special raffle that could make New Year’s Day in 2019 extra special.

Alan Vlacich, an official with the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee, is selling the raffle tickets for $100 apiece and the first prize winner in the drawing will win four tickets to the Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2019 between the 40 and 50 yard lines. Second place will receive four VIP Rose Parade tickets in the reviewing stand. Third place earns $300 in cash.

PHOTO: Pasadena Rose Parade | SouthPasadenan.com | A rendering of this year’s float

Time is running out to secure a ticket.

“It’s all to help our committee raise funds for our city float in the Rose Parade,” explained Vlacich, who will be at Wednesday’s City Council meeting when the winning raffle tickets will be drawn. “It’s one of a number of fundraisers we hold throughout the year to generate enough funds to pay for cost associated with out entry.”

Annually, it costs about $80,000 in flowers and materials to create the floral masterpiece.

Only 200 tickets are being sold with the idea of raising $20,000 for the city float in the next Rose Parade.

Vlacich is busy with the local SPTOR committee, serving as co-raffle chair with Ted Shaw, co-golf tournament chair with John Vandercook while serving as the lone nominating chair for incoming board members.

To purchase a raffle ticket, call Vlacich at (626) 233-5570.

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