Find a little piece of Oregon at the Rose Bowl, thanks to the LA Ducks!
When the Rose Bowl brick plaza is complete at Gate A, the pacers will form a welcoming rose mosaic. (Photo: rosebowlbricks.com)
By UO Student Lili Wagner
Ducks visiting Pasadena this winter, and in years to come, can now find a little piece of Oregon at the Rose Bowl thanks to the University of Oregon Alumni Association’s LA Ducks. The LA chapter of the UOAA purchased a brick in the Rose Bowl’s Brick Campaign, a fundraising effort to ensure the stadium’s future.
“The Rose Bowl is a big part of LA and Southern California,” says UOAA Board Member John Onderdonk ‘98. “We figured it’s a great symbol of Southern California. And obviously the Ducks are back now and they’ll continue to come back.”
The pavers will form a mosaic to welcome visitors to the stadium. The UOAA’s brick, which will feature the Oregon “O,” should be installed before the semifinal game on January 1 and Ducks will be able to find it in the iconic plaza at Gate A, on the south side of the stadium.
“LA has one of the largest concentrations of Duck alumni. We want LA to get recognition,” Onderdonk continues.
The brick will serve both to remind Ducks of their place in Rose Bowl history and to remind LA residents of their place at the UO.