2017 OT Centennial Vision Float
Dear Occupational Therapy Colleagues, Students, Consumers, and Supporters:
January 1st, 2017, will mark the first day of the Centennial Celebration of the Occupational Therapy
profession. Please join Occupational Therapy’s “March to the 2017 Annual Tournament of Roses®
Parade,” where the profession of occupational therapy will be represented with its very own Centennial
Float. The Annual Tournament of Roses® Parade held in Pasadena, California, is one of the most widely
publicized events in the world. Over 75 million people across the United States and around the world
view this ritual every year. Your contribution serves as your commitment to support Occupational
Therapy in becoming a ‘widely recognized…globally connected’ healthcare profession.
Sarah Bream, OTD, OTR/L
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee for 2017 Centennial Float
Occupational Therapy Association of California
Help OT become widely recognized and globally connected.
Support the 2017 OT Centennial Rose Parade Float Today!
OT Schools - "Students Coming Up Roses" Initiative
Does your school organization want to get involved with the "Students Coming Up Roses" Initiative?
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
For every $100 that your student organization donates on behalf of your college or university, your organization will receive 20 float bracelets to distribute as you wish. The donation must come as one check or credit card payment. All schools who participate via their school organizations will receive a Certificate of Appreciation.
Centennial Vision Float Comittee
2017 OT Centennial Vision
About the 2017 Tournament of Roses® Parade
The 2017 Tournament of Roses® Parade is the perfect venue to kick off the 100th Anniversary
Celebration for occupational therapy as a ‘widely recognized’ and ‘globally connected’ profession.
This annual parade, held in Pasadena, CA, is among the largest internationally recognized events
in the world. Key highlights of the Tournament of Roses® media coverage includes:
- 47 million television viewers in the United States
- Televised in 220 international territories and countries 28 million viewers internationally
- 700,000 in-person attendees along the parade route
- 600,000 in-person viewers at the Post-Parade Float Viewing Area, where floats are on display
for 1.5 days following the Parade
Opportunities for multiple other Public Relations Events surrounding the Tournament of Roses & Rose
Bowl football game exist, to further generate knowledge and excitement in the public eye about the
occupational therapy profession.
Contact the Committee Chair
Sarah Bream, MA, OTD, OTR/L