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Quirky College Field Tournament April 5 at Rose Bowl Stadium

Quirky College Field Tournament April 5 at Rose Bowl Stadium

 QUIRKY COLLEGIATE FIELD TOURNAMENT APRIL 5 AT ROSE BOWL STADIUM 

PASADENA, Calif.—Come see and cheer—and chuckle—as students from Pasadena’s premier institutions of higher education duke it out in kooky contests for bragging rights and the coveted Championship Trophy at the 2013 Collegiate Field Tournament, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, April 5 at the Rose Bowl Stadium.  Admission via Gate C and parking in Lot B are free! 

The good-natured college field tournament pits student teams from Art Center College of Design, Caltech, Fuller Theological Seminary, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pasadena City College and Pacific Oaks College against each other in spirited competitions that are anything but academic! 

The techies, theologians, artists, chefs and other star collegians will take the field to compete in such crowd-pleasing events as the 100-yard Croquet Dash, the Lego Car Building Competition; Human-sized Hamster Ball Relay and Pasadena’s very own twist of the “Hunger Games.”  Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will help open the games. 

College students with a school-issued photo ID who attend and who also complete a survey will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to the “Legends of the Summer Concert Tour” featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay Z later this summer at the Rose Bowl Stadium.  The winning student must be present for the drawing, with ID, when the tickets are awarded prior to presentation of the Championship Trophy. 

The Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament began in 2010 to celebrate Pasadena’s international stature as a renowned college town.  With six world-class institutions, Pasadena is proud to host the inter-collegiate games to foster pride in the City’s extraordinary academic environment and diverse student population. 

The Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament is organized and sponsored by the participating colleges and the City of Pasadena’s Economic Development Division, City Manager’s Office.  For more information call (626) 744-7355 or go online to www.cityofpasadena.net/EconomicDevelopment. 

ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS 

Art Center College of Design offers 11 undergraduate and six graduate degrees as well as a number of public programs for all ages and skill levels in a wide variety of art and design disciplines, encompassing the visual arts, communication design, industrial design, film and entertainment.  Art Center is renowned for its professional rigor, faculty of working artists and designers, ties to industry, and partnerships with humanitarian organizations around the world.  Recognizing the College’s commitment to creating design-based solutions to improve lives, the United Nations granted Art Center Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status in 2003. www.artcenter.edu   

Caltech is a private research university that maintains a strong emphasis on natural sciences and engineering.  Its mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.  Caltech investigates the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. Caltech is a small school with only 2,100 students and consistently ranks as one of the Top 10 universities in the world. Faculty and alumni hold a very impressive number of international awards, including 32 Nobel Prizes.  Caltech also manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA. www.caltech.edu  

Fuller Theological Seminary is the largest nondenominational seminary in the U.S. and includes theology, psychology and intercultural studies.  The seminary addresses a broad range of moral and ethical issues from a perspective shaped by deep loyalty to the Scriptures.  The founder, Charles Fuller, envisioned the seminary would become "a Caltech of the evangelical world” where fundamentalism would be reformed from its separatist and sometimes anti-intellectual stance. www.fuller.edu  

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts immerses students in the culinary/hospitality world. Budding chefs spend significant time in the kitchens applying skills and techniques and learning classical cooking methods in addition to international and American regional cuisine.  Coursework includes culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality and restaurant management.  Theoretical and practical management approaches are taught along with wine studies, hospitality business law, food and beverage management plus the kitchen and the dining room environment. www.chefs.edu  

Pacific Oaks College educates students to be professionals as well as advocates.  Respect for diversity and individual values are the basic concepts of the educational philosophy. Issues of social justice, equity, fairness and diversity are emphasized in the curriculum. Coursework includes human development, marriage, family and child counseling, and special education for mild to moderate disabilities.  Each program offers an array of areas in which students may choose to specialize. www.pacificoaks.edu  

Pasadena City College is one of the largest community colleges in the U.S. and attracts students from throughout California, enrolling a large percentage from outside the boundaries of the Pasadena Area Community College District.  PCC is widely regarded as one of the best community colleges in the state, recently ranking first in four out of six categories among comparable colleges.  Notable alumni include U.S. Supreme Court justices, business leaders, athletes, musicians, fashion designers and Olympians. www.pasadena.edu 

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net 

 

 

Posted: 3/28/2013 12:00:00 PM