Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Announces Gift from the Community Bank to Create Heritage…

Dec 21, 2016

Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Announces Gift from the Community Bank to Create Heritage Video for Original Locker Room at the Rose Bowl Stadium

PASADENA, Calif. (December 2016)  The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization ensuring the future of the Rose Bowl Stadium, announced a generous gift from Community Bank to create a compelling historical video for the original locker room at the Stadium.

The video will display historic footage dating back to the opening of the Stadium in 1922 and will allow patrons the opportunity to experience the past, present and future of America’s Stadium.

“The Rose Bowl is an iconic venue and an important part of Pasadena’s history,” said David Misch, CEO of Community Bank and a member of the Legacy Foundation’s Advisory Committee.  “Community Bank is proud to be able to enhance the visitor experience in the original locker room to educate current and future generations about the significance of the icon.”

The Foundation expects the video project to be completed before Summer 2017.

“The Legacy Foundation and the Stadium are very grateful for the generosity of Community Bank and the support from David,” said Executive Director Dedan Brozino.  “This generous gift will impact the experience of the original locker room and create a time capsule that this iconic stadium deserves.”

About Community Bank

Community Bank is an independent and family-owned regional bank founded by brothers Charlie and Howard Cook in 1945. Prior to opening the bank, the brothers manufactured concrete mixers for the construction trade. During the Great Depression banks stopped financing construction equipment and the brothers began financing the equipment for their customers who were small business owners. Frustrated with dealing with large banks, Charlie decided to start his own bank which opened its doors on August 18, 1945.

Today, Community Bank is headquartered in Pasadena and has 17 locations throughout Southern California. With assets of $3.5 billion, the Bank is one of the oldest and most respected banks in California. Community Bank utilizes its experience, suite of financial services and unique Partnership Banking® approach to help its clients grow and succeed. For more information on Community Bank, visit Member FDIC.

About Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation
The Rose Bowl Legacy Connections is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary purpose is to financially ensure the appropriate honoring of a historic past, while building a premier future through making the venue and surrounding areas even more distinguished and iconic as America’s Stadium and a National Historic Landmark. Any gift to the Legacy Connections is tax-deductible minus any benefits actually received.

About the Rose Bowl Stadium
The Rose Bowl Stadium was built in 1922 to host the increasingly popular East-West college bowl game that followed the annual Rose Parade. It was to be a grand venue that would showcase beautiful Pasadena to the entire country, and ultimately, the whole world.  It has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

The Rose Bowl Stadium is in the midst of the largest, most comprehensive improvement project in its 90+ year history. This renovation will provide new revenue sources to fund long-term improvements, improve public safety, and modernize facility operations while maintaining the stadium’s National Historic Landmark status. The goal of the enhancements is to retain the stadium’s storied history while becoming current and improving the stadium and the Arroyo Seco for future generations of athletes, fans and television viewers.

There are many historic places across the nation, but only a small number have meaning to all Americans, denoted as our National Historic Landmarks.  The Rose Bowl Stadium represents great American ideas and ideals –that with the vision of the City’s fathers, intent and hard work, and greatness can be achieved. These ideas and ideals are embodied in the structure, the residents, the people and the events that are a part of the Rose Bowl Stadium throughout the last century.  It is the duty of all of us, to preserve this icon for future generations of Americans.

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