Pasadena Senior Olympian's Tradition of Attending Every Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena Since 1948 To Continue

Pasadenan and Senior Olympian Donald Leis' tradition of attending the Rose Bowl game without fail year after year will continue on Jan. 2. 'Definit...

December 29, 2022
5:24 PM

Pasadenan and Senior Olympian Donald Leis' tradition of attending the Rose Bowl game without fail year after year will continue on Jan. 2. 'Definitely [I will attend] until I fall dead,' the 90-year-old told Pasadena Now. 'Officially, he has been to 74 consecutive Rose Bowl games in Pasadena, the first in 1948 when his father bought him a ticket for $5 and the last, the Jan. 1, 2022 game between Ohio State and Utah, where the ticket cost $268. (The 2021 Rose Bowl was in Texas because of Covid).  No one in the world has been to more Rose Bowl games than Don Leis,' a sports newsletter reported earlier this year.

Keith Calayag