Vin Scully to be Rose Parade grand marshal

Sept. 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Famed sports broadcaster Vin Scully is to serve as grand marshal for the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif., organizers said.

Tournament of Roses President R. Scott Jenkins made the announcement at a press conference at Tournament House in Pasadena Thursday.

"Vin Scully is incredibly accomplished and yet still so down to earth," said Jenkins. "His own life is one in which many dreams have come true and even more importantly, he has been at the microphone describing for listeners everywhere the dreams of others coming true. I couldn't be happier that he accepted my invitation to be the grand marshal. I know his fans everywhere are cheering right now."

"I am deeply humbled and greatly honored to be the grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade," said Scully. "I look forward to sharing this wonderful moment with my wife, Sandi, and the millions who will be watching."

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