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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.

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

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.
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.


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.
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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.
Music and sports tools

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.
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?

Football players shaking hands before a game.

Sportsmanship Story Contest

Sportsmanship and other team values such as teamwork and fair play have played significant roles in empowering individuals and strengthening communities! Now, we want to hear your story!

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Latest News

March 3, 2023

Rose Bowl Institute Launches Civic Literacy Project with Local and National Partners with Sportsmanship as Citizenship Theme

March 3, 2023

Rose Bowl Institute Launches Civic Literacy Project With ‘Sportsmanship as Citizenship’ Theme

September 6, 2022

Standing 100 Years Strong -The Rose Bowl Stadium

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January 28, 2022

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

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January 6, 2022

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

January 6, 2022

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

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Sportsmanship. Leadership. Citizenship.

Rose Bowl Institute: Leadership, Sportsmanship, Citizenship