Beverly Hills News
Tournament Of Roses Parade Winners
By Jennifer Alcaraz
Jan 3, 2013 - 8:25:27 PM

BEVERLY HILLS—The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade themed Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, from the famous book from Dr. Seuss took place on Tuesday, January 1. There were a total of 42 floral floats, 23 marching bands and 21 equestrian units. The most beautiful float, Follow The Stars”¦ Adopt A Pet! was awarded the Lathrop K. Leishman trophy. The float was from the Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue, help recover and adopt stray pets. The float was built by Fiesta Parade Floats.

Tournament of Roses Parade.

The theme the float showcased was with the intention of raising worldwide attention to adopting pets, and the big number of them which are put to sleep every year due to lack of homes.

In addition to Follow The Stars”¦ Adopt A Pet! there were other winners in the parade:

  • Grand Marshal’s Award: HGTV, All Paths Lead Home
  • Governor’s Award: Living The Good Life (City of Glendale)
  • Director’s Award: Celebrating Our Journey (City of San Gabriel)
  • Fantasy Award: Deep Sea Adventures (Burbank Tournament)
  • Sweepstakes Awards: Dreaming of Paradise (Dole)
  • Theme Award: Oh, The Healthy Things You Can Do (Kaiser Permanente)
  • President’s Award: Wonderful Indonesia (Ministries of Tourism & Creative Economies, Republic of Indonesia)
  • National Award: Freedom is Not Free (Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemorative Committee)
  • Mayor’s Award: Making Connections (City of Los Angeles)
  • Founder’s Award: Sailing The Sea (City of South Pasadena)
  • Craftsman Award: A Healing Place (The Nurses Float)
  • Isabella Coleman Award: The Sky’s The Limit (Sierra Madre Rose Float Association)
  • Tournament Volunteers’ Award: A Child’s Magic Carpet Ride (Kiwanis International)
  • Judges’ Special Award: Helping the Children Live Their Dreams (Shriners Hospitals for Children)
  • Princess’ Award: Elevated Adventure (Odd Fellows and Rebekahs)
  • International Award: Cycling Through Paradise (China Airlines)
  • Extraordinaire Award: Recipe for Adventure! (Trader Joe’s)
  • Animation Award: Dino-Soar (La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association)
  • Bob Hope Humor Award: Tuxedo Air (Cal Poly Universities)
  • Queen’s Award: The Global Face of Aids (AIDS Healthcare Foundation)
  • Past Presidents’ Award: Canines With Courage (Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods)
  • Crown City Innovation Award: Everyone Grows (Miracle-Grow)
  • Tournament Special Award: Classic Tractor Fever (RFD-TV)

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