ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan have won berths in the 2007 Rose Bowl Game(R) in Pasadena, what are they going to do next?
They're going to Disneyland. And they'll celebrate the Disneyland "Year of a Million Dreams" in a special way with some deserving young football fans.
Mickey Mouse, the Disneyland Band and fans will welcome the two squads and their coaches when the teams make their first official appearance of the Rose Bowl season at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, at Disneyland.
USC Trojans Coach Pete Carroll, Michigan Wolverines Coach Lloyd Carr, and members of both teams will be available for interviews in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Among the featured players will be USC Quarterback John David Booty, USC Wide Receiver Dwayne Jarrett, Michigan Tailback Mike Hart and Michigan Defensive End LaMarr Woodley.
One highlight of the visit will be a Year of a Million Dreams opportunity for visiting children from Foothill Family Services, Pasadena, to meet USC and Michigan players and take a ride with them on the Matterhorn Bobsleds.
Disneyland has been associated with the Tournament of Roses since 1959 and has had the honor of hosting many teams during that time. This year's team visits coincide with the "Year of a Million Dreams," which began on October 1 at Disney Parks in the United States. For 15 months, the Resort will celebrate dreams coming true, making literally millions of dreams, large and small, come true for eligible guests. "Year of a Million Dreams" continues throughout 2007.
The Trojans (10-2 overall) and the Wolverines (11-1 overall) will meet in the 93rd Rose Bowl game played in Pasadena on Monday, January 1, 2007.