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 unique raffle that could make New Year’s Day in 2022 extra special.
Alan Vlacich, an official with the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee, along with others is selling the raffle tickets for $100 apiece and the first-prize winner in the drawing will win four seats to the Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 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.
“It’s all to designed to raise funds for our city float in the Rose Parade,” explained Vlacich. “It’s one of a number of fundraisers we hold throughout the year to generate enough funds to pay for costs associated with our entry.”
Annually, local float builders say it costs between $80,000-$100,000 in steel, flowers and materials to build the floral masterpiece.
Only 200 raffle tickets are being sold with the idea of raising $20,000 for the city float in the next Rose Parade. The drawing will take place at a future South Pasadena City Council meeting.
“It’s a big deal,” said Vlacich. “Not only are you donating to the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses, you also have a chance to win some pretty good prizes.”
To purchase a raffle ticket, call Vlacich at (626) 233-5570.