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Wellness Support for the Royal Court

After a successful partnership last year, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is again partnering with Sycamores to provide wellness support to members of the 2023 Royal Court. Royal Court members are coached in public speaking and etiquette skills, media and speech training to enhance their self-confidence. They are also provided guidance in leadership skills to prepare for their duties as Ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses.

Sycamores Provides Wellness Support for the Royal Court
Salia Baligh, Alverno Heights Academy; Sahanna Rajinikanthan, Arcadia High School; Bella Ballard, The Ogburn Online School; Zoë Denoncourt, John Marshall Fundamental High School; Michelle Cortez-Peralta, Pasadena High School; Uma Wittenberg, La Canada High School and Adrian Crick, Sequoyah High School.

To further support the Royal Court experience, Sycamores clinical staff members are available to discuss behavioral health wellness in both group and individual settings, helping the Court members expand their healthy coping strategies to use throughout the Rose Parade season, which takes place during the girls’ busy senior year of high school, and beyond. Last year, for example, one of the Royal Court members shared that her Sycamores clinician helped her develop important time management skills as she navigated the Royal Court experience.

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According to Sycamores President and CEO Debra Manners, “With all of the excitement and opportunities associated with this wonderful time, we recognize serving on the Royal Court can also call for extra coping skills.” Manners continued, “We are honored to be able to offer wellness support to the members of the Royal Court again this year.”

As Ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the seven members of the Royal Court are scheduled to attend numerous community and media events between now and their ride down Colorado Boulevard in the Rose Parade on Monday, January 2, 2023.

“The Tournament of Roses is committed to creating a network of support for the Royal Court,” said Kathy Perini, Chair of the Queen and Court Committee. “Our goal is to prepare them for the next stage of life and an important part of their continued success will be utilizing the wellness tools that Sycamores provides. We’re thankful for the continued partnership and for the generosity of the clinicians who volunteer their time to meet with each Royal Court member.”