updated 11/22/2010 9:46:31 AM ET 2010-11-22T14:46:31

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud to participate in the 122nd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, Saturday, January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California. The Shriners Hospitals for Children® float entitled, "Changing the World through Caring for Kids" will be among the many floats, bands, and equestrian shows seen by millions of spectators around the world.

The festival began in 1890 and features flower-covered floats, marching bands, equestrians and, since 1902, the Rose Bowl college football game, produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. The Rose Parade will be broadcast live by nine networks: ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, RFD-TV, The Learning Channel, Tribune, Univision, and Sky Link TV. Don't forget to tune in on January 1, 2011 at 8 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. EST.

Show Your Support: Employees, Volunteers and Shriners can join in the celebration!

Decorate the Float: To sign up to decorate and for further information, contact Shriners Hospital for Children®-Los Angeles Public Relations Department: Mayra Pereyra mpereyra@shrinenet.org. Feel free to invite your friends and family to help decorate.  Note: all volunteers must be over 13 years of age to participate.

Decorating Shifts:

  • Sunday, Dec. 05: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Dry Decoration
  • Sunday, Dec. 26:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Floral Decoration
  • Tuesday, Dec. 28: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. – Floral Decoration

Attend the Rose Parade:  Rose Parade tickets can be purchased from Sharp Seating online at www.sharpseating.com or by calling (626) 795 -4171.

Note: You do not need tickets to the Rose Parade unless you want grandstand seats. Arrive early to watch along the parade route for free.

For additional information on the Rose Parade, visit www.tournamentofroses.com

Media Contact

Jazmine Vincenty
Shriners Hospitals for Children®
JaVincenty@shrinenet.org
213.368.3356

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay. 

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