Dec 3, 2013
College Football Icons Terry Donahue and John Robinson Receive Commemorative Rose Bowl Bricks in Celebration of 100th Rose Bowl Game
PASADENA, Calif. – December 3, 2013 – Former head football coaches Terry Donahue from UCLA and John Robinson from USC were presented with commemorative bricks today by Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck and Darryl Dunn, Rose Bowl Stadium General Manager, as part of the Brick Campaign to celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game to be played on January 1, 2014 at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
The coaches will also have a personalized brick that will be incorporated into the iconic plaza in front of Gate A, leading to the main entrance of the stadium.
Donahue currently holds the most conference wins in Pac-12 history and most wins in Bruin football history. As a coach he led his teams to three Rose Bowl Game victories (1983, 1984 and 1986).
Robinson’s Trojans won four Rose Bowl Games during his time as head coach (1977, 1979, 1980 and 1996) and captured a share of the national championship in the 1978 season.
Today’s presentation was in honor of the Brick Campaign at the Rose Bowl Stadium, which allows fans of the Rose Bowl Game® and Rose Bowl Stadium and Pasadena community residents to purchase personalized pavers and bricks that will also be part of the donor plaza at the stadium.
Proceeds from the Brick Campaign, under the direction of Legacy Connections and Campaign Director Andrea Van de Kamp, will be used in a joint effort between the Rose Bowl Stadium and the Tournament of Roses to support the continuing improvements of the stadium, including projects directly benefitting attendees of the Rose Bowl Game. Projects include fan enhancements to public areas, upgraded patron experiences, historical and other features highlighting the Rose Bowl Game and its great participants throughout history.
The bricks will be part of a mosaic design depicting the Tournament rose and vary in size and finishing. Bricks will range in price from $100 to $425 with optional incentives including replicas and display cases. Brick purchases are tax deductible. Fans can choose from text-only designs or text and logo options. For additional information on the Brick Campaign and how you can support the Rose Bowl legacy by purchasing a brick, please visit www.rosebowlbricks.com.
About Legacy Connections
Legacy Connections is a 501-c3 tax-exempt organization formed by civic-minded community and business leaders, chaired by James Hirschmann, CEO of Western Asset Management Company, to support the renovation of the 90-year old Rose Bowl Stadium. The goal of Legacy’s “Rose Bowl Legacy Campaign” is to fill any gaps in the renovation budget, thereby helping to ensure that the stadium will continue serving future generations of fans. The Rose Bowl Legacy Campaign goal is to net $20M to help complete the funding of the renovation. Legacy is pursuing various philanthropic gifts including naming opportunities for stadium tunnels, the Court of Champions and the new Terry Donahue Pavilion.
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and a variety of associated events. The Tournament’s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True,” will take place Wednesday, January 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. On January 6, 2014, the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.