Rose Bowl Sportsmanship Initiative
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:
As part of the process of recognizing and promoting leveraging sportsmanship, the Institute will create the ROSI Awards. Given each year, the ROSIES will begin with Sportsperson of the Year, nominated from award winners in professional sports, NCAA and amateur venues. It will expand the awards to include sportsmanship in college, in amateur sports, and in local communities, and acts of sportsmanship by players, coaches, parents, fans, referees and sports writers and broadcasters.
SPORTSMANSHIP STORY CONTEST
The Rose Bowl Institute is calling for stories of sportsmanship from every level of sports, every community, and every participant in the sport, from player to coach, from parent to fan, and from referee to league coordinator.
Every time a sport is played participants enjoy the thrill of competition and an appreciation for the game. The Institute will call for and collect stories of how sportsmanship arises in these situations, and what it means to the people involved. Eventually, we will make the most compelling stories available via podcast and/or Rose Talk.
Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose. It teaches you about life.