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|City of Anaheim to Participate in 2010 Tournament of Roses® Parade "All-Star Dreams" float to feature children, special guest riders, and lots of baseball fun|
ANAHEIM, CA - (November 9, 2009) - The City of Anaheim will capture the eyes of the world and have everyone talking baseball on Jan. 1, with the City’s entry in the 2010 Tournament of Roses® Parade. “All-Star Dreams,” the title of the City’s float, will represent Anaheim as host city of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game®, scheduled for July 13, 2010 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Anaheim’s colorful float will honor the past, present and future dreams of millions who play America’s pastime not only in this country, but throughout the world. Riding the float will be members of Boys & Girls Club of America, Anaheim chapter, as well as special guests. Boys & Girls Club is a charity supported by many in the Anaheim community and is the official charity of Major League Baseball.
The float will feature a stylistic presentation of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, sporting the All-Star Game logo and proudly displaying the pennants of each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs. The haloed “A”, prominent at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, will loom high above the stadium replica. Among many elements, the float will appropriately feature red roses, palm trees and of course, the oranges of Orange County. In addition, Major League Baseball will debut its specially designed artwork for the 2010 All-Star Game through floral and organic matter depictions on the City of Anaheim’s float.
“The City of Anaheim is proud to participate in the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade, and is equally proud to host the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game,” said Mayor Pringle. “2010 will be an exciting year in Anaheim, and this float represents our invitation for all to come and visit.”
2010 marks the City of Anaheim’s 17th appearance in the Rose Parade. The City has featured floats in the Rose Parade 12 times between 1918 and 1926, and additionally in 1971, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Each float has been designed by the renowned Phoenix Decorating Company, and decorated by Anaheim residents, businesses and neighbors. In recent years Anaheim’s float entry has garnered awards: The Mayor’s Trophy in 2007, and the Governor’s Trophy in 2008, when the City of Anaheim introduced the Stanley Cup to the Rose Parade in honor of the Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League Championship.
The theme of the 121st Rose Parade is “2010: A Cut Above the Rest”, and will feature grand marshal Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger. Sullenberger is the airline captain who glided the US Airways jet with 155 people aboard safely into New York's Hudson River earlier this year.
The Rose Parade is seen by more than one million spectators who line the streets in Pasadena, Calif. to see the parade live and in person. In addition, millions view the parade on television. The 2010 Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV, Travel Channel and Univision. The Rose Parade, known for its beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands, is also seen in more than 200 international territories and countries.
The float decorating process is a fun and unique experience for families and groups to enjoy. Anyone interested in volunteering to decorate the “All-Star Dreams” float can visit www.anaheim.net, keyword “2010 Rose Parade.”
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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 348,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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