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Final Week of Nominations for Rose Bowl Game® Coaches Making a Difference Contest
Grand prize winner will receive a trip to the Rose Bowl Game on January 1.
Published: 11/27/2017 10:30:00 AM

PASADENA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2017) - This is the final week to nominate a high school coach for the "Coaches Making a Difference" contest, an initiative by the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual in conjunction with the National Football Foundation. 

Through Monday, December 4
, individuals can nominate a high school coach that has made a difference in the lives of student-athletes in their community. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to the "Granddaddy of Them All," the Rose Bowl Game, on January 1, 2018. This year's game will play host to a College Football Playoff Semifinal and feature two of the top teams in college football.

Coaches can be nominated for the contest by filling out a nomination form online. A panel of representatives from the Tournament of Roses and the National Football Foundation will select the six winners which will include one grand prize winner and five finalist winners.

The 2018 Tournament of Roses theme, "Making a Difference," celebrates the power of kindness and the people in our communities that make a positive difference without reservation.

"Coaches play a significant role in the lives of the youth that they work with," said Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet. "They do not only have the power to touch the heart of a young student-athlete but also engage and inspire the soul of a community."

Nominations are being accepted through December 4.

Six finalists and a grand prize winner will be announced at 12 p.m. PT on December 8.

A full list of contest rules can be found online.

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