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The Rose Bowl Institute

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The Rose Bowl Institute

The Rose Bowl Institute champions sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship. Through educational programs, focused dialogues, and awards, the Institute leverages the power of sports to unite people everywhere.

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.

— Nelson Mandela

The Rose Bowl Institute

Our Programs

Music & Sports

Sports and music often go hand-in-hand. Athletes use music to calm themselves before a contest, to motivate, or to improve performance. Spectators rely on music to enhance their enjoyment of the game.

Race & Sports

The Rose Bowl Institute hosts a series of dialogues to address issues of race and sports, and to inspire Americans to learn, grow and educate one another on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Sports & Innovation

Sports is often a petri dish for advances in technology, in new thinking, and in other areas of innovation. How can innovation improve performance and safer participation in sports?

Rose Table Dialogues

We host 20-25 leaders around the DeWitt Family Rose Table within the Rose Bowl’s gorgeous Charles E. Young Locker Room. These moderated dialogues will define critical issues relating to sports values and recommend creative yet practical solutions.


The Rose Bowl Sportsmanship Initiative (ROSI) champions the value of sportsmanship in all aspects of sports, and in society more broadly. The ROSI Initiative has several aspects that include awards and contests.

Women's Empowerment

The three-day annual Women’s Empowerment Symposium at the Rose Bowl Institute helps develop strong female and male leaders among high school juniors and seniors and college students.

Latest News

FEB 08, 2022

The Rose Bowl Institute Opens Submissions for the Christina Mauser Scholarship Award

JAN 13, 2022

Public Nominations Now Open for the California High School Football Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

JAN 07, 2022

Rose Bowl's Return to its Rightful Place Offers Loyal Fans a Level of Normalcy

DEC 28, 2021

Rose Bowl to Host California High School Football Hall of Fame

JUL 26, 2021

Your Opponent is not Your Enemy

JUN 28, 2021

Edison Trio Honored with Inaugural Christina Mauser Scholarship

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Sportsmanship. Leadership. Citizenship.

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