Education: Inspiring Youth and the Community

The Rose Bowl Stadium has inspired 100+ million fans since its opening in 1922 - now, the National Historic Landmark is utilizing its past to inspire and educate the next generation of fans - our youth and community.  

As big moments continue to be authored, it is vital that the historical importance of our past is preserved, presented, and purposed for the education and enrichment of youth and the community.  The Rose Bowl Stadium and its Legacy Foundation has committed itself to providing educational, value-based programming to youth and the community to leverage the admiration and influence that the Stadium has provided to visitors since its gates opened in October 1922.  

The following educational and community programs are currently ongoing or upcoming as a courtesy of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, its Board membership, and America's Stadium.

Rose Bowl Student Leadership Symposium (begins in Summer 2019)

Housed in the National Historic Landmark that has authored almost 100 years of admiration and inspiration-filled moments, the three-day Rose Bowl Student Leadership Symposium will build strong leaders within the low-and-moderate income (LMI) Los Angeles, California regional high school senior population, with a specific focus on the cities of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. 

The primary goal of the Symposium will be to refine leadership, ethics, confidence, and character skills amongst youth while providing inspirational leadership programming to LMI Los Angeles area youth for real-world application to post-secondary education and professional career opportunities.  Youth attendees will be exposed to c-level business leaders, former coaches, and athletes for guidance on skill shaping.

For more information on the Student Leadership Symposium, CLICK HERE or email  

The Rose Bowl Institute and Museum Experience (in silent phase of exploration)

Through strong partnerships and associations with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, UCLA, and the City of Pasadena, a Rose Bowl Institute and Museum Experience will ignite education and inspiration for visitors and youth. 

WHY A ROSE BOWL INSTITUTE?  The contexts in which sport can be viewed, researched, debated, and taught span the widest range, including academic disciplines of history, philosophy, economics, psychology, and medicine (and no doubt more).  All of this, while bringing along the tradition and wonder of the Rose Bowl and other perspectives on competition and performance. 

It is suggested that a Rose Bowl Institute could leverage this image, and the importance of the admiration of youth and constituencies influenced by its iconic events, to establish itself as a logical forum for public discussion and promotion of these virtues.  The Rose Bowl Institute is imagined as a forum for discussion (and dissemination) of principles and themes logically connected to the pre-existing sense of the “Hellenic”, "Olympic" or “collegiate” model of the scholar- athlete: (i) leadership, (ii) “fitness” (broadly defined); (iii) ethics, and (iv) civic responsibility.

The mission of the Rose Bowl Institute could be:

To explore the history, philosophy, economics, psychology, architecture, and medicine of sport. 
To learn the lesson of participation, leadership, teamwork, and individual achievement in sport. 
To understand the dynamics of competition, the impacts of triumph and defeat, the joy of fandom, and the varying roles of sport as pastime, distraction, a unifier and model.  
To educate our community – and especially our young – in the physical and mental gifts of sport, and,
To celebrate the glories of our sporting history, including America’s Stadium, and the important role that sport plays in our national culture and global society. 

Coupled with a Museum Experience, the Institute will aim to capture that essence and special connection of the stadium’s inspirational heritage through dynamic, evolving and motive educational programming, thought-provoking discussion, and historical displays  that represent the global history and heritage of the Stadium as a global influencer of inspirational moments.

The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation has formed a museum committee comprised of members of its Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and community members to steward the fundraising, ideation, and assist in the project's decision-making process.


HONDA Field Trip to the Field - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Started in 2016, the HONDA Field Trip to the Field program welcomes every 7th Grader in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to the Rose Bowl Stadium each year for a professionally-guided 90-minute tour, a healthy lunch, a physical education activity, and a motivational speech.  The program is generously supported by a donation from HONDA and approximately 1,500 students visit as a part of the program each year.  

As a National Historic Landmark and a global icon, it is important that the inspiration of the Rose Bowl Stadium is experienced by as many people as possible.  The Field Trip to the Field program will eventually ensure that every student in the PUSD visits the venue to learn, dream, and enjoy.


1922 Locker Room Museum - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Completed in August of 2017 due to generous gifts from Mickey and Lee Segal, Community Bank, and others, this heritage display is located on the northwest side of the stadium concourse in tunnel 15A in a space originally utilized from 1922-1927.  The educational exhibit portrays the Stadium’s rich past through literature, photographic narratives and historical artifacts. 1.4 million people visit the Rose Bowl Stadium annually, finding pleasure in sporting and entertainment events, as well as tours.  With a layout of 800 square feet, the stadium exhibit acts as a showcase; enhancing the tour, general public and event visitor experience and increasing engagement and educational value. 

Private Tours of the 1922 Locker Room are available through the Stadium Tour Program.


Book Donation to Elementary Schools 

The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, in partnership with the 2nd and 7 Foundation, promotes reading through donating books to kids in need.  Starting in 2017, the two non-profit organizations donated 500 books to Cleveland Elementary School in Pasadena, the alumni home of Jackie and Mack Robinson.  Student-athletes from UCLA joined in the ceremony, reading to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students and discussing the importance of education and hard work.


Military Spouse Pampering - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

As America's Stadium, the Rose Bowl recognizes the daily sacrifices made by our military and the men and women that support those units.  Each year, in collaboration with the annual Americafest July 4th celebration, the Legacy Foundation hosts military spouses at the Stadium for 'a day of pampering' which includes brunch, yoga, massages, manicures, and special gifts.  


"This is the mecca. This is the mansion at the end of the yellow brick road.  For anyone who is a college football fan, this is where you want to be - The Rose Bowl in Pasadena." 
  - Keith Jackson, the ultimate voice of college football for 56 years

In the 1940s, a Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and Museum resided in the modern-day administrative building at the Stadium.

In the 1940s, a Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and Museum resided in the modern-day administrative building at the Stadium.



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