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Tournament of Roses Announces Sycamores Providing Emotional Wellness Support for Royal Court

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 3:03 pm
Left to right: Jeannine Briggs, Abigail Griffith, Nadia Chung, Jaeda Walden, Swetha Somasundaram, Ava Feldman and McKenzie Street. Photo courtesy Tournament of Roses

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has announced a partnership with Sycamores, a leading behavioral health and child welfare agency based in Pasadena.

Between now and their appearance in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, the group is scheduled to attend numerous community and media events as representatives of the Tournament of Roses.

According to Sycamores President and CEO Debra Manners, “The Rose Parade is such an important tradition in the Pasadena community, and we are honored to be able to offer wellness support to the members of this year’s Royal Court.”

Manners continued, “It is an exciting time for this impressive group of young women, but we recognize serving on the Royal Court can also be a stressful time.”

With a long history of helping people in LA County and beyond, the Sycamores will provide emotional wellness support to members of the court.

Royal Court members have been coached in public speaking and etiquette skills, media and speech training, and guidance in leadership, to prepare for their duties as Ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Sycamores, their personalized approach with the Royal Court has already been an asset,” said Steve Perry, Chair of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee. “We are encouraged that the parents of the court are supportive of the program, together we’re helping to create the best experience possible.”

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