JEFFREY L. THROOP ELECTED PRESIDENT
OF 2011 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES®
Throop Announces Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories
as Theme for 2011 Rose Parade®
PASADENA, Calif. (January 22, 2010) – In a ceremony yesterday, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association’s Board of Directors confirmed Jeffrey L. Throop as President for the 2010-2011 Tournament year. Throop will provide leadership for the 122nd Rose Parade and the 97th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Citi on Saturday, January 1, 2011.
President Throop revealed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories as the theme for the 122nd Rose Parade. “The Tournament of Roses means many things for different people around the world. For some it is a dream to make it to Pasadena on New Year’s Day. Whether it’s as a player in the Rose Bowl Game, as a trumpeter in the Rose Parade or a fan watching from the curbside,” said Throop. “Involvement with this organization leads to building friendships and memories that last a lifetime. The 2011 Tournament of Roses will celebrate the builders who put our parade and game together and the dreams, friendships and memories that ensue from it.”
Throop has been a volunteer member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association since 1974 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2003. Throughout his extensive Tournament career, Throop has served on, and chaired, various committees including Float Entries, Post Parade, Membership, University Entertainment, Press Photo/Trophy, Hall of Fame, Music, and Parade Operations, among others.
In addition to Throop’s many years of service with the Tournament of Roses, he has been and still is involved with numerous community organizations. Throop is currently an active member at St. Rita’s Church in Sierra Madre. In the past, Throop served as president of the Pasadena Jaycees, the Pasadena Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Pasadena Boys Club Council. He has also been a member of the board of directors for the Community Dispute Resolution Center, the YMCA and the California Building Material Dealers Association. In addition, he has also been active in the Pasadena Police Reserve Unit, the American Concrete Institute and the Optimist Service Club and served on the board of the Pasadena Museum of History. Professionally, Throop is an executive at the George L. Throop Company, a building supplies retailer and specialty ready mix concrete producer.
Born and raised in Pasadena, Throop attended Pasadena City College and served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and stockade security. He currently lives in Sierra Madre, Calif. with his wife, Angel. The Throops have five children, Jason, Kelli, Ashley, Heather, and Alissa, and one grandson, Russell. Throop enjoys sports, snow skiing and traveling. He also enjoys old classic cars and riding motorcycles.
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade®, Rose Bowl Game® presented by Citi and various associated events. The 122nd Rose Parade, themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, will take place Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 97th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top collegiate football teams in the nation. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.