Rose Bowl ‘Field Trip To The Field’ Program Wraps Up Second Year

Rose Bowl \'Field Trip To The Field\' Program Wraps Up Second YearRose Bowl \'Field Trip To The Field\' Program Wraps Up Second YearRose Bowl \'Field Trip To The Field\' Program Wraps Up Second YearRose Bowl \'Field Trip To The Field\' Program Wraps Up Second Year

By BRANDON VILLALOVOS

6:41 pm | May 8, 2018


There are many iconic landmarks in Pasadena that complete the City experience for tourists and locals alike, and for Pasadena Unified School District students, the Rose Bowl is expected to be one of those checked off their list by the time they graduate high school.

The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, the Stadium’s non-profit organization, Honda and the Pasadena Unified School District wrapped up a second year of the “Field Trip to the Field” Program this week. The year saw about 1,400 students participate in a structured physical education activity and take an insider’s only tour through the iconic stadium.

“This is a very important day for us as we close out our second year, but also it solidifies that every student in the Pasadena Unified School District in the next five to seven years is going to see this stadium and that’s a huge accomplishment for us,” said Dedan Brozino, Executive Director of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation.

“Since the Rose Bowl is owned by the City of Pasadena this is the kids’ stadium and we want them to experience it,” Bronzino said. “It’s very, very important that we protect the next generation by exposing them to the inspirational moments of our past.”

This program, which launched in the fall of 2016, aims to promote physical education and excitement for history with current seventh graders across the Pasadena Unified School District. The year closed off with a visit from the seventh-graders at McKinley School.

This year, a new element has been added to the program. Jesse LaBeau, motivational speaker, welcomed the students upon arrival at the Rose Bowl Stadium and told the students to follow their dreams.

The Rose Bowl is one of four stadiums in the country that is a national historic landmark and featured tour stops include the original locker room from 1922, the new locker rooms, the press box, the Court of Champions and the famed 100 yards of gridiron.