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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.

The Rose Bowl Institute Core Values

Nelson Mandela

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

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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.
Student Athletes

Athletes in Schools

Through educational programs, focused dialogues, and awards, the Institute leverages the power of sports to unite people around positive sports values and to bridge civic differences through sports.
Rose Table

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.
Robo Rally

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?


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.
Jackie Robinson at bat

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.

Latest News

March 8, 2024

Rose Bowl Institute To Host Annual Women’s Empowerment Networking Luncheon

February 29, 2024

11th Annual Terry Donahue Memorial CA Showcase

December 1, 2023

The Rose Bowl Institute Welcomes James Washington As Its New President

September 7, 2023

2023 Women's Empowerment Symposium CTA

September 7, 2023

Rose Bowl Institute To Host 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Symposium

August 23, 2023

The Rose Bowl Institute Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary After Continuing To Impact Thousands Of Youth In Person & Virtually World Wide

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Latest Videos

Women’s Empowerment Networking Luncheon 2024

Meet James Washington - President of the Rose Bowl Institute

3 Year Anniversary Rose Bowl Institute

Recap Rose Table Dialogue - Coaches and CEO