The Movement

Build Event Captures Spirit Of Generation T At Iconic Rose Bowl

Jason Burns
Sr Content Strategist

Posted 10/15/2019

With almost 100 years of hosting some of the world's greatest athletes and performers, the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California has hosted its share of grand events. But for the first time in its history, America's Stadium served as both a classroom and dream center giving hope to young people and a new life to others. 

On Tuesday, over 280 high school students from across Southern California gathered at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium to change the lives of more than 100 families. The first-ever Rose Bowl Bunk Build captured the spirit of Generation T as students built 100 bunk beds by hand to help families from last year's Camp Wildfire in Paradise, California.

Hosted at the Rose Bowl Stadium’s Court of Champions, the event highlighted the carpentry savvy of SkillsUSA students from 11 schools. Students worked alongside volunteer instructors from Lowe’s, People Ready, Serta, Samsung, and Timberland PRO. The build helped to support non-profit organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

Some bunk beds were distributed to Pasadena families immediately following the event. Others were loaded on trucks and traveled 10 hours north, designated for families impacted by the Camp wildfire last year. Tuft & Needle and Serta donated the mattresses and bedding to accompany the 100 bunk beds.

Click below to see photos from the event.