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.
“It’s all to help our committee 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 cost associated with out entry.”
Annually, it costs about $100,000 in flowers and materials to create the floral masterpiece.
The drawing will take place at a South Pasadena City Council meeting in November.
Only 200 tickets are being sold with the idea of raising $20,000 for the city float in the next Rose Parade.
Volunteers are busy working on the city’s float – “Three Little Bird” singing on the neck of a guitar.
Vlacich is busy with the local SPTOR committee serving as co-raffle chair with Ted Shaw, co-golf tournament chair with John Vandercook and as the lone nominating chair for incoming board members.
To purchase a raffle ticket, call Vlacich at (626) 233-5570.