MIAMI, FL — (September 16, 2013) — When it came time to select roses befitting of a beauty queen, the Miss America Pageant turned to PassionRoses again, for the fourth year in a row. We are proud to be a partner with the Miss America organization, and be the Official Rose of the 2014 Miss America Competition. The 2014 Miss America Competition was broadcast live from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on Sunday September 15, 2013 on ABC.
Our special beauty queen bouquet, made with red PassionRoses grown in the savannah de Bogota, Colombia, and hand-picked specially for Miss America, were featured prominently during the Miss America Competition by the newly appointed Miss America, former Miss New York Nina Davuluri, and her Court of Honor on-air during the crowning ceremony and at the off-air press conference. PassionRoses were additionally showcased as part of the Miss America float in the historic Show Us Your Shoes parade, and provided the pageant luncheon décor.
“Partnering with the Miss America Competition is an incredible opportunity for us,” says PassionRoses founder Jaime Peisach. “Participating with an organization that so closely reflects our own values and the importance of education is a true honor as well as an amazing experience. We are proud to be a part of the Competition and look forward to continuing to grow the Miss America partnership in the future.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue the partnership with PassionRoses as the Official Rose of the Miss America Competition. For the fourth year of the tradition, Miss America 2014 and her Court of Honor were presented with PassionRoses live on ABC,” stated Sharon Pearce, the interim President of the Miss America Organization.
PassionRoses, founded in 2001, is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. PassionRoses’ 180 varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Committed to supporting the communities where we live and work through education, donations, and community outreach, PassionRoses makes yearly donations to organizations such as the Joe DiMaggio and Miami Children’s Hospitals, and supports continuing educational efforts for employees. PassionRoses was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. For more information on PassionRoses, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.
About the Miss America Organization
As the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization made available last year more than $45 million in scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs. Additional information about the Miss America Organization can be found at www.missamerica.org.