Assistant Coach Branden Parkhouse in the 2022 Rose Parade

by Jen Gehringer

For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition and this year the Reign's own Branden Parkhouse participated by driving the Western Assets parade float along with the help of his wife Lauren.

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The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. Rose Parade participants have long histories with the Tournament of Roses and keep the traditions alive.

The Rose Parade’s elaborate floats have come a long way since the Tournament’s early days, and the Rose Parade has stayed true to its floral beginnings. Every inch of every float must be covered with flowers or other natural materials, such as leaves, seeds, or bark. The most delicate flowers, including roses, are placed in individual vials of water, which are set into the float one by one.