Â PASADENA, CA-Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully was officially announced today as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade which is held each year on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, CA.
Scully, 85-years old broadcast, just announced earlier this year that he will return to the broadcast booth for the 2014 Dodgers season marking his 65th year with the organization. Scully said about being nominated,Â â€œI am deeply humbled and greatly honored to be the Grand Marshal of the 125th Rose Parade.â€ â€œI look forward to sharing this wonderful moment with my wife, Sandi, and the millions who will be watching.â€
Tournament of Roses President R. Scott Jenkins said,Â â€œVin Scully is incredibly accomplished and yet still so down to earth,â€ Jenkins said in a prepared release. â€œHis 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 couldnâ€™t be happier that he accepted my invitation to be the Grand Marshal. I know his fans everywhere are cheering right now.â€
Vin Scully and his wife will ride down Colorado Boulevard on January 1 and as also be on hand for the coin toss 100th Anniversary of the Rose Bowl Game.